Global Leadership


Executive Leadership
Portrait of Yael Eckstein

Yael Eckstein

President and CEO  |  Israel
As President and CEO of The Fellowship, Yael Eckstein oversees all ministry programs and serves as the international spokesperson. Prior to her present duties, Yael served as global executive vice president, senior vice president and director of program development and ministry outreach.
Executive Leadership
Portrait of Robin Van Etton

Robin Van Etten

Global Chief Operating Officer  |  United States
Robin Van Etten is the Global Chief Operating Officer of the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews. She assumed the role in September of 2020, having previously served as the Vice President of Integrated Fundraising and Marketing.
Executive Leadership
Portrait of Ayelet Shilok Tamir

Ayelet Shiloh Tamir

Director General, HaKeren L’Yedidut  |  Israel
Ayelet is the Director General of HaKeren L’Yedidut, The Fellowship’s operational arm, which implements programming in Israel, the former Soviet Union, and the rest of the Jewish world.
Executive Leadership
Portrait of Jackie Gotwalt

Jackie Gotwalt

Executive Director  |  Canada
Jackie has called The Fellowship home for more than 10 years. In her current role as Executive Director of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews of Canada (IFCJ Canada), she oversees all operations, including strategic and tactical planning, corporate/board governance, media relations, fundraising and communications, donor relations and educational outreach.
Executive Leadership
Portrait of Youngmi Kim

Youngmi Kim

Chief Executive Officer  |  Korea
Youngmi Kim comes to The Fellowship with wide experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit fields. She has held leadership positions at Habitat for Humanity, and for years worked as a marketing director in a design consulting agency.

US Leadership


Executive Leadership
Portrait of Robin Van Etton

Robin Van Etten

Global Chief Operating Officer  |  United States
Robin Van Etten is the Global Chief Operating Officer of the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews. She assumed the role in September of 2020, having previously served as the Vice President of Integrated Fundraising and Marketing.
Senior Leadership
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Lucas Puzan

Chief Information Officer  |  United States
Lucas Puzan is the Chief Information Officer of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. He assumed the role in 2022. As Chief Information Officer, Lucas is responsible for all global technology operations as well as the US based operations team.
Senior Leadership
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Laurie Simkovich, CPA, MBA

Vice President of Finance  |  United States
Laurie joined the Fellowship in 2015. In her position of Vice President of Finance at The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews she oversees the financial management of the organization, including reporting, internal controls, accounting functions, budgeting, investments, banking and analysis for strategic planning.
Senior Leadership
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Natasha Boone

Senior Director of Human Resources  |  United States
Natasha Boone joined the Fellowship in 2013 and serves as the Senior Director of Human Resources. In her position she oversees and implements HR strategies across the U.S. office, ensuring plans, policies, and initiatives align with the organization's vision, mission and strategic plan.
Senior Leadership
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Vincent Torti

Director of Transformational Giving  |  United States
Vin came to The Fellowship in 2019 and serves as the Director of Transformational Giving. With an academic background in Philosophy and Theology, Vin has spent his life, professionally and personally, bringing people closer to the Scriptures and their relationships with God.

Board of Directors


Board of Directors
Portrait of Bishop Paul Lanier

Bishop Paul Lanier

Chairman of the Board  |  United States
Bishop Paul Francis Lanier serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Fellowship. He founded Hope Community Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1990 with his wife, Debbie.
Board of Directors
Portrait of Rev. Johnnie Moore

Rev. Johnnie Moore

Board Member  |  United States
Johnnie Moore is the founder and CEO of The KAIROS Company and President of The Congress of Christian Leaders. He was twice a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom serving during the Trump and Biden administrations.
Board of Directors
Portrait of JR Dupell

J.R. Dupell

Board Member  |  United States
A native of Pittsburgh, J.R. Dupell attended Penn State University, earning a degree in Real Estate and Urban Economics.
Board of Directors
Portrait of Dr. David Clark

Dr. David Clark

Board Member  |  United States
Dr. Clark was the sixth president of Palm Beach Atlantic University, a Christian college in Florida. He’s served as president of the television network FamilyNet, and as executive producer for TV programs on ABC and NBC.
Board of Directors
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Jacob Schimmel

Board Member  |  United States
Jacob (“Jacky”) Schimmel co-Chairs UKI Investments - the Schimmel family’s investment arm. After graduating in law and philosophy from UCL and King’s College London, Jacob forged his career within the family business and has spent more than 20 years at its forefront.
Board of Directors
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Suzanne Peyser

Board Member  |  United States
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Newport News, Virginia, Suzanne Peyser credits her interest in seeking common ground with Christian neighbors to her southern upbringing.
Board of Directors
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Steve Hefter

Board Member  |  United States
A native Chicagoan, Steve earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his MBA from Harvard, and has since worked for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, HLM Capital, and has been included in Barron’s magazine’s prestigious list of 100 best wealth advisers.
Board of Directors
Michele Bachmann

Honorable Michele Bachmann, J.D., LL.M.

Board Member  |  United States
Michele Bachmann received a B.A. in Political Science and English from Winona State University in 1978. She was a member of the charter class of Regent University’s Law School and also completed a Master of Law in taxation at the College of William & Mary. She worked for five years as a federal tax litigation attorney for the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Chief Counsel in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is both former member of Congress and current Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University.