Board of Directors


DavidGrellmann, FounderDavid Grellmann, GEM’s founder, is an urgent care and family practice physician in South Bend, Indiana. He also holds degrees in religion and public health. The son of missionary parents, he grew up in Africa and Canada. For five years he worked at Masanga Leprosy Hospital in Sierra Leone, West Africa. In addition to his hospital duties, he directed TB and leprosy control efforts in two of the country’s provinces, and established Masanga’s TB unit. Grellmann lives in Michigan with his wife Carrie and three children.




bvonBryan von Dorpowski is a CPA who works as Finance Manager for two facilities of JR Automation, a world-wide manufacturer of automated assembly and test equipment. He serves his community though volunteer work at a variety of non-profit groups such as Pioneer Memorial Church, Andrews University, and Cornerstone Alliance in Southwest Michigan. Bryan lives in Michigan with his wife Rebecca.





Gorden R. Doss was born in the USA and lived with missionary parents in Malawi, Africa from age 3-18. He and his wife, Cheryl Brown Doss, worked in Malawi for 16 years, mostly in pastoral education. He retired at the end of 2020 after 22 years as Professor of World Mission, Theological Seminary, Andrews University. Gorden and Cheryl have two children and four grandchildren.