Meet Heather Johnston
Heather Johnston is Founder and President of JH Israel and U.S. Israel Education Association. Heather Johnston’s 25-year involvement with the nation of Israel has afforded her a unique position to work dynamically inside of the U.S.-Israel relationship as an educator and thought leader. Heather is an author and world renowned speaker on the Jewish-Christian relationship and modern Israel in biblical prophecy. For the past decade she has led dozens of tours to Israel comprised of businessmen, members of Congress, and other distinguished guests and leaders.
US Israel Education Association (USIEA) is a nonpartisan organization that educates and serves senior government leaders in effort to advance important dialogue and cooperation between the United States and Israel. Since 2011, Heather has led advanced education tours for senior members of Congress to Israel. USIEA connects U.S. government leaders with Israel’s top leaders and experts on issues related to defense and security, energy, technology, economic cooperation, and agriculture. Through USIEA, Heather facilitates educational briefings and forums on Capitol Hill to equip Members of Congress with critical knowledge that is relevant for future legislation regarding the U.S-Israel relationship.
JH Israel is an American nonprofit that supports Israel’s National Leadership Center in the city of Ariel. In 2010, Heather, in partnership with former Ariel Mayor Ron Nachman, built and established the National Leadership Center (NLC). The NLC facilitates groundbreaking programs that have given more than 85,000 Israeli and Arab youth the opportunity to meet and participate in an unparalleled experiential learning adventure. The National Leadership Center has worked with Israel’s Ministry of Education to develop its unique curriculum involving Israel’s biblical heritage and identity. The NLC hosts a variety of participants, from Israel’s high school students, to the youth movements, to Israeli Defense Forces and military leadership, and other international leadership teams. The National Leadership Center has also advanced its content to take into Israeli high schools for in-class leadership training.
Heather studied Communications at Auburn University and completed her Master of Theology Degree at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. She resides in Birmingham with her husband, Bruce. Together they have two children, David and Mallory.