For the leadership of the International Board of HCFI:
Dr. Arul Anketell of Sri Lanka, practiced medicine for 6 years – especially Paediatrics – and since May 1,
1978 has worked fulltime with HCF. His present involvement: Member of the International Board of HCFI since
July 1986; Regional Promoter for HCF South Asia, (Region 13); Member of the International Prayer Team and
also assisting with the National HCF of Sri Lanka. Arul is a gifted speaker, and will specially be remembered for
his soul-searching messages given at the Diamond Celebrations of HCFI in Manila.
Dr. Boey Mee Leng of Singapore is Consultant Rheumatologist in private practice and Adjunct Associate
Professor in the National University Health System (NUHS). As President and passionate heartbeat of HCF
Singapore she has not only kept the fires burning in her homeland, but has also been instrumental in kindling and
nurturing the flame of devotion to Christ among caregivers in one of the toughest countries on earth. Mee Leng
was appointed to the International Board of HCFI in 2007.
Dr. Karl O. Bandlien is a Physician born in Norway, and now serving in the USA. He is President of HCF
Michigan, and Chairman of the National Action Committee, HCF USA. Karl is known for his compassionate heart
which expresses itself in an earnest prayer life and in genuine concern for others. He was welcomed as a
member of the International Board of HCFI in June 2006.
Dr. Vernon Hiebert from Paraguay is a Medical Doctor and as a Family Physician has been majoring in
Psychiatry in Paraguay for the past 13 years. He was welcomed as a member of the International Board of
HCFI in May 2010, and is the representative for Spanish-speaking South America. Together with International
Health Services (IHS) he presents the International Saline in different countries in Latin America.
Rev. Dr. Dalby Hams, South Africa is an Educator and Pastor by training. His desire is also to be involved in
the Community Health Team. Dalby’s first contact with HCF was in the early ‘70’s when Francis Grim and
Brother Andrew, together with various staff members, were travelling to different cities in South Africa. He
became progressively interested in the vision of HCF through its literature, and a ripening concern for those in the
health field led Dalby to fulltime work in the Fellowship in 1972. He served as a valuable Regional Promoter for
the whole of Southern Africa for several years and was appointed as an International Board member in HCFI in
Dr. George McDonald was born and brought up in Africa by missionary parents. He says: “I qualified in
Medicine in Trinity College, Dublin and specialized in Pathology, retiring in 2006. I live in Ireland and since 1964
I have served the Lord in HCF, first in this country and later internationally, and at present serve as President of
HCFI and Chairman of the Board. This is by God’s grace, free and unmerited, which has also provided me with
the help and support of Jean my wife, and Andrew our son.”
Dr. Keith Michael M.D. is a medical practitioner (Family Physician) South Africa. He is Chairman of HCF
South Africa and has recently been appointed to the HCFI International Board and EXCO. He is also Chairman
of the Christian Networking Alliance for Healthcare in South Africa – a network of Christian healthcare
organizations. In addition, he serves as an Advisor to the Swaziland Christian University which is presently being
established where medicals, nurses and those in health-related professions will be trained in the near future.
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Ragoonath is a Minister of Religion, serving in the Caribbean. He has been involved in
Hospital Evangelism ever since 1965 while working in a hospital in San Fernando, Trinidad, and attended his first
HCFI World Conference in Rome 1969. Three years later Kenneth sensed God’ s call to fulltime work in HCF
which included serving for several years as an enthusiastic Regional Promoter – encouraging existing groups
and inspiring the formation of new Fellowships. In June 1982 he was appointed as a member of the International
Board of HCFI. He is also President of Open Bible Institute of Theology and Chairman of CETA (Caribbean
Evangelical Theological Association).
Dr. Chris Steyn was a Medical Missionary in South Africa when in 1981 God called him to fulltime service in
HCFI. Later he and his family moved to the Netherlands where he has been based ever since. As International
Coordinator he describes his role as “servant of Christ, and servant to all who follow Him” and his field as
“Global”. In his travels to many countries of the world he has indeed ministered to thousands of people directly
and also indirectly through C.D.’s, videos, internet, radio and TV. He has also been instrumental in initiating
network alliances with other health-related organizations working for the spiritual welfare of caregivers. Chris
was appointed as an International Board member in July 1986.