And He will lift up a standard for the nations and assemble the banished ones of Israel, and will gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. Isaiah 11:12
Ezra International is a Christian non-profit organization that helps the poorest of the poor Jewish people make aliyah (emigrate to Israel). The return of Jewish people to Israel today is a fulfillment of God’s promise made centuries ago. For 2,000 years, it seemed impossible but now it’s happening!
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Board of Directors
Mel Hoelzle 1996-Present (Independent Voting Member)
Ezra International, President, Boise, ID
Barry Wagner 1999-Present
Ezra International, Vice President, Toccoa, GA
Joanne Hoelzle 1998-Present (Independent Voting Member)
Ezra International, Secretary/Tresurer, Boise, ID
Gary Cristofaro 2014-Present
My People Israel, President, Melbourne, FL
Patricia Frame 2009-Present
Ezra International, Hawick, United Kingdom
Bruce Elliot 2003-Present (Independent Voting Member)
President, Infovision Software, Carlsbad, CA
Anne Elliot 2018-Present (Independent Voting Member)
Ezra International Board Member, Carlsbad, CA
Michael Utterback 2014-Present (Independent Voting Member)
Ministry to Israel, Director, Jerusalem, Israel
The Ezra Team
Mel Hoelzle, Founder and President
Joanne Hoelzle, Secretary/Treasurer
Rev. Barry Wagner, Vice President
Linda Wagner, Support
Janet LeBlanc, Management
Rev. Richard Wagner, Field Support
Richard shares the message about the Jewish people’s return to Israel with congregations in the US. Rev. Wagner has been on several “Fishing Trips” to Ukraine and is committed to the work of bringing the Jewish people back to Israel from around the world.
Rev. Gary Cristofaro , Director of Development
Gary has been a passionate advocate for Israel and the Jewish people since the early 90’s. His role is to teach and communicate the message of the Aliyah to Christians both face-to-face and through electronic media. He is also responsible for Ezra’s graphics messaging and on-line footprint.
Rev. Roy Trepanier, Executive Director–Ezra International Canada
As Ezra Canada’s executive director, Roy is a firm supporter of the Jewish people, their right to return to Israel, and God’s unchanging love for them. Roy participated in a “Fishing Trip” to Ukraine in 2008 and starting coordinating the work of Ezra Canada not long after. He regularly speaks at churches and on radio and television to share the message of aliyah wherever he can.
Pat Frame, Field Operations Director, Europe and South America
Pat has helped Jewish people come home to Israel for more than two decades. She supervised teams in Ukraine for 11 years and currently oversees Ezra’s work in Russia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and other nations of the former USSR. Pat also oversees Ezra’s work in Europe and South America and is Ezra International’s liaison with Ezra UK.
Carrie Burns, PhD, International Liaison
Carrie is the International Liaison for Ezra International. For over 25 years, Carrie has served as an advocate for Jewish-Christian relations in the US, Israel, and in the 29 countries she has visited, by speaking, writing, and leading and creating programs to inspire ordinary people to support the Jewish people and Israel. Her role is to represent and serve Ezra International around the world and to tell the wonderful stories of how Jewish families are rescued from poverty and persecution and brought HOME to Israel.
Michael Utterback, Ezra International Director: Ministry to Israel
Michael has been involved in Aliyah since 1991. He served as International Director and Aliyah Director for the International Christian Embassy and assisted in the establishment of the Exodus project in the early 90s. He began working with Mel Hoelzle and Ezra International in Siberia in 1997. Michael has traveled worldwide on behalf of Israel, speaking in conventions, conferences and local churches. He has written articles for various magazines and newspapers, and writes a monthly periodical called Perspective. He and his wife Gina live in Jerusalem, Israel. They have two daughters, seven grandchildren.
Our Partners and Supporters
Bridges for Peace
Ministry to Israel
P.O. Box 120926
Clermont FL 34712-0926
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