Ted Vonk | President

Ted graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Education. After receiving an MA degree from Western Michigan University he served as a Director of Counseling in Michigan and later as Academic Principal at Woodstock School in Mussoorie North India. Upon returning to the USA he became the Director of a Career and Technical Center. Ted is a member of the Jibit Asha Board which gives direction to Christian ministry outreach in Nepal.

Teunis Lee DeYoung | Secretary

Lee is retired from Words of Hope, an International media ministry based in Grand Rapids, MI, where he served for 33 years as the Vice President for International Ministries. Lee earned his B.A. from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He also attended Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan.

Lee has served as an Elder and Vice President of the Consistory at Hager Park Reformed Church in Jenison, MI. He is also active on its worship and prayer teams, IT, and occasionally preaches. In the Reformed Church in America (RCA), Lee has served as the President of the General Synod, Moderator of the General Synod Council, Commission on Nominations, and twice President of the South Grand Rapids Classis. He currently serves on the Regional Synod of the Great Lakes Executive Committee.

An Illinois native, Lee grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. He and his wife Sheri have resided in Jenison, Michigan, since 1985. They’ve been blessed with four adult children and 30 grandchildren.

Ray Stroup | Treasurer

Ray, a graduate of Auburn, is a project manager. He has been in the financial industry for 30 years. Tiese, his wife, is a Regional training facility manager for a National Banking institution. They are blessed with twin daughters and three grandchildren.

Sheron Conner | Board Member

William Conner | Board Member

Dr. Scott G. Davis, Jr. | Board Member

Scott Gregory Davis, Jr. is a 1994 graduate of Bibb County High School. He continued his education at Auburn University receiving a Bachelors of Science in Forest Engineering in 1998. Upon a calling of God to pursue seminary, Dr. Davis received his Masters of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in 2001 and his Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2017.

Scott serves as the Pastor of Fayette First Baptist Church in Fayette, AL. He is married to Nikki and they have four children: Tre(13), Quinn(11), Elizabeth(9), and Micah(5). Nikki is an RN and works at Bevill State Community College.

Scott is passionate about preaching, missions, and workplace ministry. He enjoy hunting, fishing and working with his hands, but mostly spends his extra time supporting his children in their extracurricular activities.

Bill Marshall | Board Member

Tiese Stroup | Board Member

Tiese is a Regional training facility manager for a National Banking institution. They (Tiese & Ray) are blessed with twin daughters and three grandchildren.

Eleanor Vonk | Board Member

Eleanor is a graduate of Western Michigan University and taught upper elementary for many years. She’s married to Ted and they have 4 children. The family spent five years in India serving at Woodstock International School. Ted and Eleanor have served three short terms in Niger West Africa with the purpose of advancing Christian Education in Niger. They have been deployed with the Red Cross Disaster Relief Teams on many occasions. Eleanor has been active in leading and participating in Bible studies and women’s groups.

A. K. Lama | Consultant for Field Ministries

AK is a Veterinary doctor by profession. He worked as a campus minister for 8 years. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from the Beeson Divinity School and a Doctor of Philosophy in the Old Testament from the Trinity International University.

Asangla Ao | Consultant for Women’s Ministry

Dr. Asangla Ao is a medical doctor, who worked in India. Now she is fully engaged with TLA ministry along with her husband. She has also earned an MDiv from Beeson, Samford University, AL (2001), and MA in Counseling from Trinity International University, IL (2005).