ICEJ USA Director

Dr. Susan Michael

ICEJ USA Director Susan MichaelFor more than 35 years, Susan has pioneered the development of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in the United States and around the world. She currently serves as the ministry’s USA Director and is a member of the ICEJ’s international Board of Directors.

Susan’s involvement with the ICEJ began as a graduate student at Jerusalem University College in 1980, the same year that the Christian Embassy was first established. Upon completing her master’s degree in Judeo-Christian Studies, she returned from Israel with a heart to further the Embassy’s mission among fellow Americans. After a season assisting the ministry’s international leadership to host a series of high-profile pro-Israel conferences across the USA, she was asked to head up the ICEJ’s US Branch.

In addition to a master’s degree in Judeo-Christian Studies, she holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Oral Roberts University and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by Piedmont International University in 2018. Susan is an author, gifted teacher, and international speaker. She is often called upon to address complex and sensitive issues such as anti-Semitism, Islam, Jewish-Christian relations, and current events in the Middle East to a diverse range of audiences. Her experience working with Arabs, Jews, and Christians from many national and denominational backgrounds has equipped her to handle delicate topics central to an understanding of Israel with extraordinary clarity and grace.

In recent years she has produced a number of educational tools to enable other Christians to do the same, including the website, a series of highly accessible educational seminars, online courses at ICEJ U, course curricula for Christian colleges, and Embassy Publishers. Susan has built the US Branch of the ICEJ into a scripturally sound and reputable ministry, evidenced in its leadership of one of the strongest networks of Evangelical leaders in America—the American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI).

Susan is the author of Encounter the 3D Bible: How to Read the Bible so it Comes to Life, Antisemitism: What Every Christian Needs to Know and How to Counter It, and Every Generation’s Story: 75 Years of American Christian Engagement with Israel.

Recently honored as a 2023 Christian Woman of Distinction by She Leads America and the U.S. House of Representatives, Susan joins other notable leaders such as Gov. Kristi Noem, Dr. Alveda King, and Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears to have received the distinction. She was also included in the Israel Allies Foundation’s recently released annual listing of Israel’s top 50 Christian Allies from various denominations and church networks around the globe.

Susan and her husband lived and worked for many years in Washington, DC, where she developed a close working relationship with the Israeli Embassy and strong connections with the US Jewish community at large. They currently reside in South Florida. > Download Susan’s bio (PDF)

Endorsement from Dr. Jack Hayford:

Susan Michael is one of the most authentic, informed and gracious communicators I have met. I urge pastors and community leaders to schedule Susan: we need voices like hers who can provide a balanced, informative and inspiring clarity regarding Israel’s “present moment.”

Keynote address on Israeli Guest Night at the 2010 Tabernacles Celebration: to an audience of some 1,000 Israeli guests and 2,000 Christian pilgrims from over 80 nations.

Keynote address on Israeli Guest Night at the 2009 Feast of Tabernacles: to an audience of some 1,000 Israeli guests and 2,000 Christian pilgrims from over 80 nations

The Significance of Jerusalem to Christians – A message delivered at the Israeli Allies Caucus’ Jerusalem Day Event on Capitol Hill in 2011.

Susan and George Michael’s Seminar during the 2017 Feast of Tabernacles Conference: God’s heart for the Arab nations

The Campaign Against Israel – A message delivered to a chapel service for the staff of CBN. Click Here

The Significance of Israel – A message delivered to a joint chapel service for both students and faculty of Regent University as well as staff of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).

For Podcasts, Articles, and Papers visit Susan’s Blog:

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