Who we are

The Luke Society provides resources and support for international Christian health visionaries who are passionate about ministering to the needs in their own cultures. Our ministry empowers nationals to share the saving grace of the Gospel through preaching, teaching and healing. Read more about who we are and what we do here.


To participate in God's plan of redemption by following Jesus' example of teaching, preaching and healing (Matthew 9:35-36). Read our Faith Statements. 


By Dan Breen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—For the first time in more than two decades, the Luke Society is preparing for a change in executive leadership. Dr. Wrede Vogel has announced plans to retire this summer after 22 years as executive director. The Luke Society Board of Directors has selected Dr. Brent Van Andel of Española, N.M., to become the third executive director of the Luke Society.

“What excites me most about joining the Luke Society is being able to see lives touched in Jesus’ name,” Van Andel said. “We are a group of broken people whose lives God has touched. His love lifts us up out of our poverty and flows into the lives of others offering each of us healing and grace. He touches us so we can touch others and bring healing in His name. In Luke Society ministries around the world, physical, emotional and spiritual healing is taking place and it is a deep privilege to be part of this.”

He will begin his new role on Aug. 1.


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From the executive director

"Thank you for visiting the Luke Society website. I welcome anyone seeking to better understand the impact of the Luke Society and those who are exploring this ministry for the first time. I hope this website helps you understand clearly the mission of the Luke Society, and gives you a glimpse of how the Kingdom of God is expanding through the work of our ministry partners."

Dr. Wrede Vogel