As a leader, Michael has a passion to equip the everyday influential person to encounter the grace, forgiveness and hope found in the finished work of Jesus. As a pastor, He believes God is calling the modern-day Joseph, Daniel and Esther to influence their cities, and nations, as kingdom ambassadors.
Michael is known for preaching faith, hope and love with an energetic, humorous and inspirational style. His preaching helps challenge presuppositions and mindsets, unlocking potential through God’s word and practical application.
Pastor Michael, a former lawyer and prosecutor, earned his Bachelor of Theology from Portland Bible College, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Regent University School of Law. As Assistant District Attorney, New York State, he oversaw and prosecuted offenses in 12 city courts and in the New York Supreme Court. He was an advocate and council member for CASA, an organization dedicated to serving battered women through the criminal process.
Michael & Heather have been married for 26 years and have four amazing sons. They love family time and enjoying all the sights, sounds and tastes Washington, D.C. offers. They are also seriously big fans of all the Washington sports teams and hope you’ll join them cheering for the home teams!
What would it be like to walk in Galilee 2000 years ago?
Well, there is a journey you can take that’s pretty much that – waling a 60km trail between Nazareth to Capernaum takes you through land mostly untouched, as it was when Jesus walked those hills.
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
February 21 to March 01, 2024
Jesus Trek Day 1 – 18 KM
(Nazareth to Beit Keshet Forest)
Jesus Trek Day 2 – 16 KM
(Beit Keshet Forest to Kibbutz Lavi)
Jesus Trek Day 3 – 16 KM
(Kibbutz Lavi via the Valley of the Doves to Migdal)
Jesus Trek Day 4 – 15 KM
(From Migdal via Genesaret and Tabgha to Capernaum)
WHO IS KESHET JOURNEYS?
Keshet Journeys LTD. is the travel agency and local tour operator in Israel coordinating the booking process and the land operation for the Jesus Trek Tour with Ps Michael Giroux. Keshet can provide assistance for all questions regarding registration, payments, lodging, and flights. You can contact Keshet’s representative Asya Tokman.
WHO IS WORLDWIDE VILLAGE LTD?
Worldwide Village LTD (WWV) is the travel agency, based in Switzerland, coordinating the booking process and collecting the payments for the this tour, on behalf of Keshet Journeys.
HOW DO I JOIN THE JESUS TREK TOUR?
You can reserve your place on the Jesus Trek Tour with Ps Michael Giroux by registering via the website.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS?
The minimum number of participants for this tour is 15 people.
WHEN IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE?
All registrations must be made by February 17, 2022. Registrations beyond this date will only be accommodated based on availability.
WHAT DOCUMENTATION IS NECESSARY FOR TOUR REGISTRATION AND TRAVEL TO ISRAEL?
A current passport, valid for at least six months beyond the tour, is required. There are no exceptions to this policy. A travel visa is required for some countries. Please find out more about Israel’s visa policies regarding your country here: Israel’s Visa Policy.
HOW IS THE LODGING DETERMINED?
The registration pricing per tour participant is equal for double occupancy (two people sharing a room), or single occupancy. If you want to share a room with a specific roommate, you must register together as a two guest registration. Different bedding arrangements can be requested. If you wish to add a roommate to your registration later on, please contact Keshet directly to do so.
WHAT IS THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE?
The full price of the land package is: based on double occupancy US$ 4288. A non-refundable deposit of USD 100 per person is due at the time of registration. Full payment is due 120 days before the start of the tour.
AM I REQUIRED TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE?
We urge you to purchase cancellation insurance and supplemental medical coverage (which covers preexisting conditions).
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL MY PARTICIPATION?
In addition to the Contractual Conditions of WorldWide Village Travel Ltd. the following cancellation policy is valid for your trip:
In case of cancellations by client, the following percentage of the total price will be charged:
Until 121 days prior the scheduled departure date: non refundable down payment
120 – 91 days prior the scheduled departure date: 50% of total amount
90 – 61 days prior the scheduled departure date: 75% of total amount
60 – 0 days prior the scheduled departure date: 100% of total amount
Cancellation of additional services:
Unless otherwise stated, all by the client pre-booked additional services related are non-refundable after booking. In case of full cancellation of the tour by Keshet Journeys / WorldWide Village the down payment as well as pre-booked pre-/ and post-nights will be refunded.
WHAT MEDICAL PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BEFORE TRAVELLING TO ISRAEL?
There are no specific immunizations or medications that are recommended or required for travel to Israel, but we advise you to connect with your primary care physician regarding his/her recommendations for you specifically. Please keep in mind that you can purchase the equivalent of most standard over-the-counter medicines in Israel. We would also encourage you to inform your health insurance provider that you will be traveling out of the country to determine your coverage and medical care options while in Israel.
HOW SAFE IS TRAVELING TO ISRAEL?
Your safety is our top priority. Israel is a very safe country to visit and tour, and we use a variety of measures to ensure the safety of all the participants on the Tour. We also encourage you to take all the normal precautions as you would when traveling to any other city or country.
WHAT IS THE TIMEZONE IN ISRAEL?
Israel Standard Time (IST), is the standard time zone in Israel. It is two hours ahead of UTC.
CAN I DRINK TAP WATER IN ISRAEL?
Tap water is safe to drink in Israel, but bottled water will also be available.
WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO WIFI?
Most hotels in Israel have WiFi available for hotel guests at standard rates. Many cafes and restaurants also offer complimentary WiFi services. Since September 2013, Tel Aviv offers a citywide free WiFi network which provides 80 free internet “hot spots”across the city. Most of the touring buses also have complimentary WIFI available.
WILL I BE ABLE TO USE MY CELL PHONE WHILE IN ISRAEL?
Please check with your mobile phone service provider to determine if you will need to purchase an International plan to use your phone in Israel. Local Israeli SIM cards with phone/data plans can be purchased during the registration process and will be delivered upon arrival in Israel. To make use of this service, your phone has to be “unlocked”.
ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED IN ISRAEL?
You can use your credit/debit card to obtain NIS (New Israeli Shekels) at ATMs throughout Israel. Most Israeli hotels, restaurants and stores accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa cards as well. American dollars are accepted in many places in Israel; however, in most cases, change will be given in NIS.
WILL I NEED TO BRING A POWER ADAPTER?
Almost all hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers, and all have shaver sockets. For other appliances, Israel’s electricity is 220V A/C, single phase 50-cycles; 110V-220V transformers can be used. Israeli outlets have three prongs, but European two-prong adapters usually work.