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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Char Feikema, R.N.


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.




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.



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.




Jim Spindler, M.D.


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



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.



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.