Staff & Board

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We’re a group of people committed to the Great Commission, and bringing the name of Jesus where it is not yet known.

Todd has 20 years of church leadership experience. His hobbies include skiing and going to the lake.

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Todd VanEk

President & CEO

John, the Founder of Mission India, has devoted his life to passionately assisting Christians in India since 1971.

Dr. John F. DeVries


Bill is all about transformation of lives and communities. On weekends, Bill’s often golfing or with his children and grandchildren.

Bill Knott

Vice President of Development

Erik serves Mission India with a passion for connecting individuals to God’s work in India. On weekends, he enjoys brunch with his family.

Erik Morsehead

Marketing Manager

Your Local Mission India Representative

Robert was previously a musical director at a Bible camp and churches. Now, meeting Great Commission-minded people strikes a chord with him.

Robert Adams

Regional Director, Texas

Once an engineer, Doug switched gears to nonprofit work, motivated by the passion of Indian believers. His hobbies are golfing and hunting.

Doug Barclay

Regional Director, Southeast

Patti’s passion at Mission India is Adult Literacy Classes, a late-in-life learner herself. She enjoys camping, reading, and puzzles.

Patti Brander

Regional Associate, Michigan

With 25 years of experience serving nonprofits, Dan is motivated by Matthew 28:17-20. He enjoys raising blueberries, cycling, and swimming.

Dan Dorn

Regional Director, Michigan

Once a real estate broker, Dick is driven by India’s hunger and responsiveness to the Gospel. In his free time, he plays golf and piano.

Dick Frens

Senior Associate to the President

Arianne loves learning new skills through reading, and is encouraged by seeing Christ’s love on the faces of people reached by the Gospel.

Arianne Hall

Regional Associate Manager

Jean loves bringing hope and transformation to India. In her free time, she enjoys exercising and learning to cook healthy meals.

Jean Hoekstra

Regional Associate, Eastern states

Passionate about training and equipping indigenous Indian Christians, Roxanne enjoys cycling, rowing, swimming, and playing with her dogs.

Roxanne Johnson

Regional Director, Midwest

Jan, an educator, loves sharing the redeeming hope of God’s Word. She enjoys leading a neighborhood Bible study, reading, and traveling.

Jan Ritzema

Regional Associate, Michigan

Formerly booking bands for an entertainment company, Kenzie now finds her forte helping Indian women and children find their worth in Jesus.

Kenzie Smith

Regional Associate, Central & Southwest states

David’s heart for India began with his first visit, seeing India’s need for the Gospel. For down time, he enjoys trips to the mountains.

David Unruh

Regional Director, Western states

Jennifer loves seeing the Gospel's momentum in India. She also volunteers, with a past career helping inner-city children and the homeless.

Jennifer Vandermeulen

Regional Director, Michigan

Rob works with the belief that positive and powerful change come from people meeting Jesus. His hobbies are photography and woodworking.

Rob Vis

Regional Director, Western states

Once a dog trainer, Michael stays active with paddle boarding, camping, and hiking. He is driven by God's evangelistic movement in India.

Michael Blaser

Regional Director, Western states

Board of Directors
  • Mr. Ken Hoving, Chairman
  • Mr. Darrell Bevelhymer, Vice Chairman / Vicar, Co-Treasurer
  • Mrs. Michelle Smith, Co-Treasurer 
  • Mr. Phil Morrow, Secretary
  • Dr. Jack Dekkinga
  • Mr. Jim DeWitt
  • Mr. Robert Emmitt
  • Mrs. Dina Zeilstra
  • Mr. Bob Boeve

The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Matthew 25:40