Team Leaders


Rick Goossen

Richard (Rick) J. Goossen – he is Strategic Counsel and Relationship Manager, Covenant Family Wealth Advisors, Chairman, ELO, & Director, Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute, Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford. He is the author or editor of 10 books.  He will focus on the leadership aspects of the tour and the context for the various leadership meetings. 


Giulio Lorefice Gabeli – he is pastor of Westwood Community Church, Coquitlam, BC and the author of Grafted In: A Jewish-Christian Perspective (Word Alive, 2015) on the Jewish roots of the Christian faith.  He is Canadian Liaison of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus.  He also headed the coalition of Vancouver-area churches focused on outreach in the city.  He will provide the Christian context for various site visits and lead devotionals.


Bonnie Traversy is West Regional Director & TV Producer for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem - Canada ( with extensive experience working with tour groups having been to Israel 18 times.  She is ordained with the Canadian Assemblies of God and has worked in ministry management for church, television and health care ministries both in the USA and Canada.  She will oversee the logistical matters during the course of the tour.  



Israel-based Tour Guide – We have secured a highly knowledgeable and certified Israeli tour guide through our Israel partner.  Our tour guide, fluent in Hebrew and English, will be experienced in working with Christian groups.