Feature Article: GPiH Board Member, Emily Lange M.D.
Raised in a small Missouri town, Dr. Lange belonged to a local church with a big heart for international mission work. This is where her passion for international development stemmed from, and Dr. Lange was fortunate enough to spend time in Jamaica and Guatemala during her medical training.
“These travels showed me of the tangible needs, as well as the spiritual needs, facing so much of the world. I also saw the importance of sustainable, long term projects that invested in local communities that enabled the people to see God as the Savior, and not the riches Americans can bring short term.”
In high school, Dr. Lange developed an interest in the medical field and set out to become a doctor. In 2004, she graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia with degrees in Biochemistry and Political Science and went on to attend medical school at the University of Missouri as well. Dr. Lange completed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, specializing in OB/GYN care. She currently works as an OB/GYN in Council Bluffs, Iowa and her time is primarily spent evenly amongst preventative care, obstetrics, and surgery.
Dr. Lange was introduced to Global Partners in Hope by her former college roommate, Crystal Bayliss, who is also a GPiH Board Member. After learning about our work, Dr. Lange felt compelled to join our team and officially became a member of the Global Partners in Hope Board of Directors in September of 2019. While she has not yet joined our team for any international trips, she hopes to do so in the future. We are incredibly blessed and humbled to have Dr. Lange on our board of directors, and are grateful for her insight and contributions to our organization.
“I love [GPiH’s] ability to meet a need when they see it, and to connect a problem with a solution, even if that means passing the project onto others. They are able to hold the bigger goal in perspective, and not be distracted. They truly are more interested in serving, than getting the ‘credit’ of the good work.” -Emily Lange M.D.