Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2018.JPG The Luke Society is governed by a board of directors. The 11-member board meets biannually to receive ministry updates, review financial reports and provide wisdom for the ongoing work of the ministry. Board members serve indeterminate terms on the board.

 

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Stew Odell, M.D.

Board President


Dr. Stew Odell is a recently retired OBGYN doctor from Winfield, Ill. He has been a member of the Luke Society board since 1990 and has served as president since 1999. He was previously a member of a partnership ministry team to Kenya.

 

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Drew Vogel


Drew Vogel is the president of Diamond Vogel Paints based in his hometown of Orange City, Iowa. Diamond Vogel is a leading producer and distributors of paint and stain products. Vogel previously was a member of a PMT in Ghana and currently serves as a PMT to Quininde, Ecuador.

 

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Doug Van Hofwegen, DDS


Dr. Doug Van Hofwegen of Spencer, Iowa, is a dentist at Van Hofwegen and Munter Family Dentistry in Spencer. He serves on a Partnership Ministry Team in Kayes, Mali.

 

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Albert Okine, PA-C

 
Albert Okine of Sioux City, Iowa, is a psychiatric physician's assistant with Dean & Associates in Sioux City. He joined the board in April 2018.

 

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Alex De Jong, M.D.

Board Vice President


Dr. Alex De Jong is a family practice physician from Palos Heights, Ill. He has been affiliated with the Palos Community Hospital since 1979. He serves as part of a Partnership Ministry Team in Odisha, India, and has previously been a member of a PMT to Uganda.

 

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Char Feikema, R.N.

Treasurer

Char Feikema lives in Luverne, Minn. and is a registered nurse at Sanford Luverne. She is also involved in helping to run a family-owned farm.

 

 

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Mark Veenstra, M.D.


Dr. Mark Veenstra is a retired orthopedic surgeon from Kalamazoo, Mich., where he spent 26 years in sports medicine. He is on a PMT to Gracias, Honduras.

 

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Cindy Van Andel, M.D.


Dr. Cindy Van Andel is a family medicine physician who works at the Española Medical Clinic in Española, N.M. She was previously on a PMT to Bolivia and now serves as a PMT to N’Dali, Benin.

 

 

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Jim Spindler, M.D.

Secretary


Dr. Jim Spindler is a retired family practice physician from Hastings, Mich. He has previously served on Partnership Ministry Teams in Mexico and Kenya.


 

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Kenneth Post, M.D.


Dr. Ken Post is a retired surgeon from Lowell, MI. He spent most of his career working with the Spectrum Health Medical Group in Grand Rapids, Mich.


 

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Marty Ozinga III


Marty Ozinga is the chairman of Ozinga Bros., Inc. in Mokena, Ill., one of the largest privately-owned suppliers of concrete in the United States. Marty, who lives in Homer Glenn, Ill., is a member of the PMT to Odisha, India, and was previously on a PMT in Uganda.