Board of Directors
President & CEO, Ottawa Avenue Private Capital / Board of Directors
Board Member since 1999, Board Chairman since 2008.
Jerry is founder and CEO of Ottawa Avenue Private Capital, a registered investment advisory firm that manages investment capital for a small group of high-net-worth families. Jerry is also Vice Chairman of RDV Corporation, a full-service, multi-generational family office that he established in 1991 to serve the comprehensive wealth management needs of five related families.
Jerry began his career with Deloitte & Touche in 1976, serving in Chicago and the firm’s Brussels, Belgium, offices, and was Managing Partner of the Grand Rapids office from 1987–1991. He was a member of the firm’s Managing Partners Advisory Council, and left Deloitte in 1991 to establish RDV Corporation.
Jerry earned his master’s in tax law from DePaul University and his undergraduate degree in business administration from Western Michigan University. He is a certified public accountant.
Jerry serves on several private equity fund advisory boards throughout North America and Europe. He was appointed by the Governor of Michigan to serve on the State of Michigan’s Pension Investment Advisory Board, which oversees more than $75 billion in investment assets.
He represented the Orlando Magic on the NBA Board of Governors for 15 years, and now serves as its Alternate Governor. He is the chairman of CURE International, a nonprofit healthcare organization that provides children with correctable disabilities quality medical care and the love of Jesus. Jerry and his wife, Marcy, have eight children (including three sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law) and twelve grandchildren. They enjoy travel, golf and racquet sports.
Chairman, Global Opportunities Holdings / Board of Directors
Board Member since 2008 / Treasurer
Peter Schulze is a private investor with a broad background in nonprofit management and governance. In addition to his long term commitment to the mission of CURE, he serves as chairman of Joni & Friends, vice-chair and treasurer of Mercy Ships International, and chair of SAT-7 North America. Peter and Karen Schulze have been married for 40 years and have seven children and five grandchildren.
Edward L. Stillman
President, Stillman Volvo / Board of Directors
Board Member since 1999
Ed Stillman has served as the president of Stillman Volvo, West Chester, PA, since 1980. He has also served as a member of the U.S. Volvo Dealer Council and as a Volvo Representative for N.A.D.A. Industry Relations.
Ed presently serves on the boards of Cairn University, Rubert Trust, and CURE International. He has previously served as a board member of the American Red Cross of Greater Brandywine and West Chester Area YMCA and as an Elder at Christ Community Church, West Chester, PA.
He and his wife Karen have been residents of West Chester since 1984. They have four sons, two daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren.
Dennis R. Schlosser
Chairman, Schlosser Steel, Schlosser Properties / Board of Directors
Board Member since 2003
Dennis R. Schlosser is Chairman of Schlosser Steel, Inc., Hatfield, Pennsylvania, a third-generation family-owned structural steel fabricator. Schlosser Steel has provided steel for several casinos in Atlantic City, several mid-rise buildings in center city Philadelphia, the Olympic Pool at Princeton University, and many other major projects, such as gymnasiums and ice rinks. The company operates in southeast Pennsylvania and souther New Jersey. Schlosser Steel takes great pride in its employees and experiences very low employee turnover.
Several years ago, Schlosser Steel was honored with the “Outstanding Business” award by the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Schlosser also serves as General Partner in 15 real estate development and investment partnerships operating in southeastern Pennsylvania.
He resides with his wife on a 30-acre farm in Bucks County, the area in which he has lived his entire life. He received a BS in Civil Engineering in 1960 and an MBA in 1968, both from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Presently, he serves on the Boards of K’NEX Toy Company, Hatfield, PA; West Rockhill Township Zoning Board; CURE International, New Cumberland, PA; International Students, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO; and is a past COB of Grand View Hospital on whose Foundation Board he presently serves. He has previously served on the Board of Bucks County Bank, Bucks County, PA, and was COB of Calvary Church, Souderton, PA, for many years, where he also has been an ABF teacher for 40 years.
Mr. Schlosser enjoys hunting, fly fishing, golf, walking, and reading. He and his wife, Marjorie, enjoy four adult children and 10 grandchildren.
Vice President, Diablo Investment Co. / Board of Directors
Board Member since 2008
Judy Bellig has been a member of the CURE International Board since 2008. She currently serves as the Vice President of DICO, a family owned Investment Company. She was actively involved for 14 years in the insurance industry at Brast and Bellig Insurance Services. She taught elementary school after completing her Teaching and Speech Correction Degrees at University of the Pacific and California State University.
Judy is an active volunteer and has served as Secretary of the Gathering Board, tutored for Faith Network in the Oakland Public Schools, taught Women’s Bible Studies and Good News Clubs for children, counseled at children’s camps, and is currently serving as a Biblical Counselor at her home church.
Judy and her husband, Charlie, have enjoyed being involved with CURE since 2001, and now their entire family is also involved. They have two sons, Greg and Gary and their wives, Julie and Megan, and five grandchildren. Judy’s involvement with CURE has led her to visit all ten of the CURE hospitals. She finds it incredibly inspiring and rewarding to meet the patients and the loving staff and see first hand the physical and spiritual healing that is taking place in each of the CURE hospitals and clinics.
Music Artist / Board of Directors
Board Member since 2014
With 10 albums, 13 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award and 8 additional nominations, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, 2 platinum and 4 gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music. Referred to by TIME magazine as likely the most often sung artist anywhere, Tomlin consistently has several songs in the top 20 of the Top 100 CCLI songs. BMI and GMA Dove Awards’ 2014 Songwriter of the Year, Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God” was his first No. 1 on the CCLI Top 25, becoming one of the fastest rising modern day hymns in CCLI chart history. In addition to having sold more than 7 million albums and over 8.9 million digital tracks, Tomlin made history as his No. 1 single “Jesus Messiah” (Hello Love) garnered 97 adds at radio, making it the biggest ever add date in Christian radio history. Tomlin recently broke the record for most top tens in the history of Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart. In the midst of his record-breaking success, Tomlin continues touring and leading at Passion Conference gatherings across the US and worldwide, including his recent Worship Night In America events, which sold out NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Denver’s Red Rocks and Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. Burning Lights debuted at No. 1 atop the Billboard 200 in January 2013, making history as only the fourth Christian music album to do so, and his tenth recording, Love Ran Red continues to produce chart-topping singles. ADORE: Christmas Songs of Worship released fall 2015, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums Chart.
Founder & President, MADALA / Board of Directors
Board Member since 2018
Marcia is Founder and President of MADALA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that invests in ministries that expand God’s kingdom in French-speaking West Africa. In that region, she has developed partnerships with a myriad of Christian organizations and churches working in healthcare, education, church-planting, evangelism, and orphan care.
Prior to her involvements in West Africa, she was occupied with raising her six (now grown) children and serving in her local church and MOPS ministry. She now has 18 grandchildren with whom she loves to spend time.
President, Cornerstone University / Board of Directors
Board Member since 2018
Dr. Joseph M. Stowell serves as the President of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
An internationally recognized conference speaker, Joe has written numerous devotionals for Our Daily Bread and several books including The Trouble with Jesus, Simply Jesus and You, and Redefining Leadership: Character-Driven Habits of Effective Leaders.
Joe has a distinguished career in higher education and church leadership. He served as senior pastor of Southgate Baptist Church (Southgate OH, 1970-76), Bible Baptist Church (Kokomo IN, 1976-81), and Highland Park Baptist Church (Southfield MI, 1981-87). From 1987-2005, he served as President of Moody Bible Institute, with oversight over the Undergraduate and Graduate Schools, Moody Publishers, and the Moody Broadcasting Network. Following his time at MBI, he served as a teaching pastor at a church in suburban Chicago prior to assuming the presidency at Cornerstone in early 2008.
Joe has also served on several boards including the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Wheaton College. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary and was honored with a doctor of divinity degree from The Master’s College in 1987 and from Huntington University in 2011.
He and his wife Martie are the parents of three adult children and ten grandchildren.
Vice President - Distributor Incentives at Amway / Board of Directors
Board Member since 2019
Luke Nieuwenhuis is Vice President – Distributor Incentives at Amway. In this role, he provides leadership of strategy and execution for incentive programs for Amway Business Owners globally. Prior to beginning this role in 2019, Luke served as a Vice President in Amway’s Global IT division, where he was responsible for the Americas Region and oversaw the development, implementation, and operation of technologies used to support Amway distributors across North, Central, and South America.
Nieuwenhuis has held various leadership positions across divisions at Amway, including serving as head of Global Strategic Planning, where he was responsible for business planning, corporate strategy, forecasting, market research, corporate development, and business intelligence/analytics.
Prior to joining Amway, Nieuwenhuis worked at Meijer, Inc., in a variety of property development, business planning, and supply chain roles. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from Calvin College. He received a Master of Business Administration degree with concentrations in Supply Chain and Finance from Michigan State University. Nieuwenhuis serves on the board of CURE International, a not-for-profit organization that provides medical treatment through a system of hospitals to children in need around the world.
Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt / Board of Directors
Board Member since 2019
Mike received his business degree from Calvin College and has been in sales and marketing his whole life. He is a small business owner and, presently, he is an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt in Residential and Commercial Real Estate.
Mr. Houskamp was born in Chicago then moved to Grand Rapids, MI, where he was raised. In 1993, he moved to Spring Lake, MI, where he now resides with his wife Lori and daughters Christa and Jenna. Unfortunately, tragedy struck their household in 2002 when his oldest daughter Katelyn died of leukemia at the age of 8 years. Mike’s family life keeps him very busy; they enjoy many water activities and spend a lot of time together. He is also very active in his church.
President of Cressman Homes Ltd. / Board of Directors
Board Member since 2020
Duane is the founder and President of Cressman Homes Ltd., a real estate development company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He has been involved in developing residential real estate across western Canada over the past 30 years. Duane has served on many industry-related boards at local, provincial, and national levels, as well as serving in his local church and other para-church boards throughout the years.
Duane and his wife Lori were first introduced to CURE in 2010 and fully bought in after their first President’s Weekend in March of 2011. Duane became a board member of CURE International Canada in 2013, and President and Chairman of the Canadian board in 2015.
When Duane is not working, you can find him enjoying his family (two daughters and sons-in-law and five granddaughters) or riding one of his motorcycles.
Dr. John O’Dowd
Medical Director of RealHealth / Board of Directors
Board Member since 2020
John is a reconstructive spinal surgeon from London, England, in full-time clinical practice. He has been President of the Society for Back Pain Research and was a founder and Education Director for AOSpine, which is now the largest spinal surgical education and research organization worldwide. In addition, he has chaired and lectured on spinal surgical courses across the globe.
John has founded several businesses as a means of solving healthcare and healthcare technology problems and is currently the Medical Director of RealHealth in the Netherlands.
He is chairman of CURE International UK, a London based sister organization to CURE International, and is delighted to represent them on the CURE board.
Two of his four children have spent time working in CURE hospitals, and all share John’s passion for travel and winter sports.