Concerned and confused about recent events in Israel and the Middle East?
One of the most effective ways to support Israel and to educate yourself and your church is to have a CUFI speaker come to your community to discuss the current situation. CUFI speakers provide dynamic presentations that will open your community’s eyes to the Biblical reasons why and how they should stand with Israel. An honorarium is not expected. We do request that an offering is received on behalf of CUFI to help offset travel costs and materials.
Possible topics (we will tailor to your needs):
- Biblical support for the state of Israel
- A standing with Israel Meeting
- A Middle East Briefing
- Supporting Israel on College Campuses
- Developing “A Night To Honor Israel” for your community
Please note the speaker for your state:
Western Regional Coordinator
AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY
In 2006, Pastor John Hagee invited Randy to become CUFI’s first full-time grassroots organizer. In this position, Randy pioneered the programming and procedures that have since been implemented nationally to grow CUFI into the largest pro-Israel organization in America. Randy came to CUFI with over a decade of experience in educating Christians about the Biblical mandate to support Israel, the history of Christian anti-Semitism, and political activism in the faith community. Randy has served on the Northwest board of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee, and is among the most sought after Christian speakers on the topic of Israel and Christian support for the Jewish State. According to Israel Defense Force Col. and Vice Commander Bentzi Gruber: “Randy gives important facts about Israel that even many Israelis do not know.”
Central Regional Coordinator
AL, AR, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI
Pastor Lyndon Allen serves as CUFI’s Central Regional Coordinator. He is the pastor of Woodmont Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Since working as a recording artist in the mid-90’s Allen has served in a variety of capacities including in the publishing, banking, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries. Since 2003, Allen has worked as a lay ministerand teacher, specializing in pastoral marriage counseling. In Nashville, he currently sits on the board of Faith for All Ministries. Allen has visited Israel on numerous religious and government tours. In 2012, Allen launched Total Life Victory, an organization dedicated to teaching about the importance of the Hebraic roots of the Church in the Kingdom of God. He hosts a Sunday weekly radio program The Total Life Victory Radio Show. Allen holds a degree from Biola University in La Mirada, CA focused on Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Biblical Studies and Apologetics.
Pastor Victor Styrsky
Eastern Regional Coordinator
CT, DE, FL, GA, ME, MD, MA, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA, WV, Washington, D.C.
Victor Styrsky has been a pastor, music director, and pro-Israel activist in Northern California for more than thirty years, and is the author of “Honest to God — The 10 Questions Jews Ask Christians.” Pastor Styrsky is Christians United for Israel’s Eastern Regional Coordinator, having assumed this position after serving several years as CUFI’s California Director. He is a frequent speaker at AIPAC, the Zionist Organization of America, college campuses, synagogues, churches and other pro-Israel organizations across the nation.
Pastor Dumisani Washington
CUFI Diversity Outreach Coordinator
Dumisani Washington is a pastor, composer, author and music teacher in Northern California. Dumisani’s Israel journey began in the early 1990s in a quest to better understand the roots of his Christian faith. The trek became cultural as he studied the Jewish Diaspora and became intrigued by Israel’s multi-ethnic identity; and the return of the Diaspora from Ethiopia, India/Burma, Kaifeng and the world. Dumisani’s first book, ZIONISM & THE BLACK CHURCH: Why Standing With Israel Will Be a Defining Issue for Christians of Color in the 21st Century was released September 2014. Dumisani’s production company (June 25th Music) first album, The Hebrew Project, Vol. 1: From Beyond the Rivers, is a musical/cultural stand with the nation of Israel Dumisani is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and director of The Zion Academy of Music in Stockton, CA. Dumisani is senior pastor of the Congregation of Zion in Stockton. He and his wife, Valerie, have been married for 26 years, and have six children ages 14 to 25.
Kasim Hafeez is a British citizen of Pakistani Muslim heritage who grew up being exposed to radical Anti-Western, Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel ideas on a daily basis. During his teenage years Kasim embraced a radical Islamist ideology and became very active in the anti-Israel movement. Thankfully Alan Dershowitz’s book ‘The Case for Israel’ challenged Kasim’s fundamental beliefs and caused him to undertake a period of research and reflection that led him to Israel in 2007. Witnessing the true nature of the Jewish state changed Kasim’s perception of Israel. He felt a moral obligation to publically speak out for Israel and the dangers of radical Islam. He has spoken all over the world including the 2013 Global Forum on Combatting Anti-Semitism. Kasim has appeared on radio and television and print media.
Rev. Peter De Jesus
Hispanic Outreach Coordinator
Rev. Peter De Jesus, born to parents from the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, is an ordained minister of Cornerstone Church and ministers under the spiritual covering of Senior Pastor John Hagee and Executive Pastor Matthew Hagee. From 2008 to 2016, together with his wife Mildred, Peter served Cornerstone Church as youth pastor, college and career young adults pastor, pastoral counselor and evangelist. In 2017, Rev. De Jesus joined CUFI’s staff leadership as the National Hispanic Outreach Coordinator in addition to continuing the evangelistic ministry of De Jesus Ministries. Peter and Mildred are both Puerto Rican and bilingual, and they minister together throughout the U.S. and beyond. They and their three children reside in the greater Dallas, Texas area.
Director | Campus Field Organizer – Western Region
AK, HI, ID MT, ND, NE, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY
Jessica Marzucco is the Director of Education for CUFI on Campus as well as oversees outreach efforts at universities in the western half of the United States. Jessica studied Theology at Regent University where she also founded a CUFI on Campus chapter, and led small groups and Bible studies. She has traveled to Israel several times, returning to the USA to speak in churches, synagogues, and major pro-Israel conferences before accepting a position with CUFI in 2013.
Campus Field Organizer – Central Region
AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI , MN, MO, MS, OK, TN, WI
With a bachelors degree in International Studies and a particular interest in conflict, Destiny was a passionate CUFI on Campus participant during her four years of undergraduate education. Destiny joined the CUFI on Campus team after four years as a CUFI on Campus student at the University of Missouri where she knocked out BDS before it began and took her administration to beat anti-Semitism in the classrooms.
The opportunity presented to Destiny via CUFI on Campus inspired her to pursue a Masters degree in Political Communication at Tel Aviv University following her undergraduate studies at Mizzou. During Destiny’s year in Israel, she learned the basics of modern Hebrew and experienced some of the difficulties facing Israeli’s and the Jewish state first hand.
Destiny is passionate about understanding the intricacies of conflict and it’s portrays in the media. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with other Christians to better equip them with knowledge to speak out for such a time as this! With a background as a worship leader, Destiny enjoys singing and listening to worship music to unwind.
Campus Field Organizer Eastern Region
CT, DE, FL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV, Washington D.C.
Samuel Lourie oversees CUFI on Campus outreach efforts at universities in the eastern half of the United States. Samuel earned his BA in International Affairs with a regional focus on the Middle East and Africa while minoring in Israeli Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. While at the University of Colorado, Samuel pioneered a CUFI on Campus chapter while collaborating with many different student organizations and student leaders from diverse backgrounds.
Before joining CUFI full-time, Samuel worked to jump-start a CUFI Young Professionals group in Colorado in partnership with local churches and organizations. Samuel has also done work with network marketing and leadership development businesses, distinguished International Relations organizations, and with a prestigious Christian academy. As a talented networker and enthusiastic leader, Samuel seeks to inspire and mobilize his generation for stronger Christian support for the U.S.-Israel relationship.
South West Regional Coordinator
AZ, CA, CO, NM, TX
Lydia earned her AA at Chabot Community College in Liberal Arts and then transferred to The University of California, Davis where she earned her BA in Political Science and a Minor in Jewish Studies.During her years at Davis, she was also very active on her campus first by joining Davis College Republicans and being elected as their Treasurer, and later founding and leading a CUFI chapter that helped to fight against and successfully defeat three pieces of Divestment legislation in her Student Body Government.
Millennial Outreach Coordinator
Josh Ahrens serves CUFI as a Millennial Outreach Coordinator. Prior to this position Josh was CUFI’s National Campus Coordinator. Prior to coming to CUFI, Josh studied Biblical History and the Ancient Near East at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before studying in Israel, Josh was a student at Portland State University where he received his B.A. in History and Judaic Studies, and founded the local CUFI on Campus chapter. While in college Josh also volunteered his time recording life histories at Cedar Sinai Park, a Jewish community oriented retirement and care center in Portland.
Millennial Outreach Coordinator
Raj Nair serves CUFI as a Millennial Outreach Coordinator. In helping create this new outreach for young adults, called the “Israel Collective”, Raj drew creativity and ingenuity from his diverse media background. Raj’s career journey spans from covering dozen of Hollywood red carpets, to reporting at multiple college football national championship games, to filming Rolling Stone cover shoots and conducting movie press junkets for ESPN. But Raj came to CUFI after his admiration for Israel matured during his three years as a television host for TheBlaze TV Network. Raj and his wife Caitlin live in Brooklyn.