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 Kristin Breen

A couple of weeks ago, I was trying to clean out my e-mail inbox, when I noticed there were a few emails that had already been read from a sender named, “Cruel Bird.”

Seeing that these emails were originally sent from Luke Society executive director Dr. Wrede Vogel, I immediately called his phone extension and asked if his e-mail had been hacked.

He came over to investigate, chuckled, and said, “That’s my name translated to English.” He explained Wrede Vogel is a Dutch name. Translated to English, it means “cruel bird.”


Our Ministries

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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