Duane & Jackie Anderson

Dr. Duane Anderson is an orthopedic surgeon from Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. The Andersons have served in Soddo since September 2005. Duane serves as the field director of the hospital. Jackie teaches English and Bible classes at the hospital. Jackie is involved in discipling women, chaplains, and students. She does the majority of the writing […]

Andrew & Sok-Hui Chew

Andrew, a surgeon, and Sok-Hui, a physician, served three years (1992-1995) as SIM missionaries at Galmi Hospital (Niger, West Africa) with their three children – Carolyn, Timothy and Rebekah (then aged 5 years, 3 years and 8 months, respectively). Since their return to Adelaide (South Australia, Australia), Andrew has been back to Africa nine times […]

Kurt & Amy Hinrichs

The Hinrichs have been supporters of Soddo Christian Hospital ever since learning that their youngest son, originally from the Wolaitta Region, had received care in the outpatient department before he joined their family. In August 2017, they will begin serving full-time in Soddo. Kurt is a civil engineer who plans to use his experience in […]

Dr Brian & Autumn Hodges

They call their ministry at Soddo Christian Hospital, A Peace of Our Life, because Jesus is our peace, and He is the one putting together the pieces of our lives to make a beautiful picture. He is the masterful artist and thoughtful storyteller. He is the One articulating the many facets of our lives and […]

Mark & Allison Karnes

Mark and Allison Karnes are from Muskegon, Michigan where Mark practiced as an Ob/Gyn for 25 years. The Karnes first served in Africa in 1975-1980 working at a mobile clinic in Cameroon. Africa had always tugged at their hearts since that time, and they returned, coming to Soddo in 2011. The Karnes have five children […]

Karl & Ingeborg Roth

The Roths first came to Ethiopia in 1975 under the Norwegian Lutheran Mission, and worked at two different hospitals in Yrga Alem and Arba Minch.  Between then and 1995, they served two terms totally 11 years in Ethiopia.  Karl worked as a surgeon, and served as the medical director at both hospitals.  In the 1980s, […]

Dr Richard & Pam Slovek

Richard and Pam and their son, will serve within the Orthopedic surgery area at Soddo Christian Hospital. Richard and Pam have 8 grown children and 11 grandchildren and have interests in public health. They serve jointly under Medical Ambassadors International. Dr. Slovek graduated with honors from University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine in 1974, having […]

Gary & Mary Vanderkooi

The Vanderkoois are originally from DeKalb, Illinois, and have been in Soddo since 1994. Gary has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and currently serves the hospital as Capital Account Coordinator, and Director of Construction and Planning. Mary is a physician whose specialty is Tropical Medicine, and she is the author of the Village Medical Manual, which […]

Ruth Weber

Ruth is a registered nurse originally from Germany. She has previously worked in Ethiopia for twenty years with SIM. With her background in critical care, she will be working with the ICU in the hospital, and she is passionate about outreach to the rural areas around Soddo. She serves with Deutsche Missionsgemeinschaft.

Adam & Michelle Yates

The Yates family is from Ventura, California. Michelle is a family physician and Adam is an electrical engineer. They have two children, Cole and Leah Addis. Michelle and Adam are passionate about community transformation through training, disciplining and empowering local Ethiopians. They arrived in Ethiopia in 2014. They serve through Christian Health Service Corps. Visit […]

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