Heather Johnston serves as the Founder and Director of the US Israel Education Association. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of Modern Israel in Biblical Prophecy. Over the past six years, she has led more than 14 tours to Israel.
In partnership with Mayor Ron Nachman, Heather has helped to establish the Ariel National Leadership Development Center (ANLDC), a site similar to the facility in California. In addition to establishing the ANLDC, Heather has also been the chief fundraiser for the project. Ariel is the capital city of Samaria, centered in Israel’s heartland, one hour north of Jerusalem.
Heather is currently working with Israel’s Ministry of Education and a team of writers in the United States on an educational leadership curriculum, Take 5: Becoming a Leader. This content centers on the values of the Tanakh, promoting personal growth and team development. It is designed to help strengthen character and nurture personal discovery on life purpose. Students gain appreciation for their spiritual heritage and learn to lead for the benefit of others. The Ministry of Education is preparing to bring 40,000 of Israel’s youth through the Ariel National Leadership Development Center. Heather has hosted groups from the Ministry of Education for the past 4 years at JH Ranch as well as more 140 Israeli students.
Heather attended Auburn University in Communications and is currently completing her Master of Theology Degree at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. She currently resides in Birmingham with her husband, Bruce Johnston. Bruce and Heather have two children, David and Mallory.