Ira has a husband and two wonderful children.
She has a degree as a seamstress, and completed her five year degree as an English teacher while working with Mark Koehler. Ira began working for MUCH in 2003 as a volunteer. From 2004 until the end of 2012, she worked as Mark’s translator and assistant. Because of Ira’s compassion for children with disabilities, she helped Mark develop and maintain the massage programs. Ira’s strong translation skills were very helpful to Mark when he met with government officials.
She continues her interest in the MUCH ministry, and manages the Chornomorsk massage programs.