About Will & Diane – the Founders of Opal House
Dr. William Boegel and Diane were married in early 2004 and vowed to serve the Lord in Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the World. They have always been involved in medical missionaries and have served in Mexico, Guatemala, Egypt, and Vietnam. They have performed surgery for Healing the Children and worked for Operation Serve International. After years of short term mission trips, they have been called by God to make a long term investment into Guatemalan society for broken and impoverished children. Dr.William Boegel is a Physician of the Foot and Ankle (Podiatrist) and Diane is a Surgical Technologist.
Dr. William Boegel – President
Dr. Will has enjoyed a life of service, performing well in parochial school and excelling in high school and University of Maryland, also working at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda for 7 years. That is where he knew early on that he would serve others as a physician. He volunteered at the Haight Asbury free medical clinic for his 4 years of Podiatry medical school in San Francisco. He also served free clinics in Seattle during surgical Residency and helped turn his own residency program into a 3 year program as Education director and also served in a Swiss International foot and ankle Reconstructive surgical Fellowship at Harborview Medical Trauma center in Seattle. 10 years of Prison Ministry at Monroe medium security prison stretched him out of his comfort zone as did helping bring Tent city to his home Church of St Jude’s in Redmond. He and Diane also served as street ministers to homeless, runaway street teens at New Horizons ministry in inner city Seattle.
Diane Boegel – Vice President
Diane has served as a Sunday school bible teacher for 3 decades. She had lived all over the states and world as a daughter of a Master Sergeant. She received surgical technology training and then worked at Harborview Medical center operating rooms, and Group Health medical center on the Eastside, Capitol Hill, and Tacoma. She has served as a missionary in Venezuela for 3 months, Mexico city, Guatemala, Egypt and other short term mission work trips. In 1990 she had a prophetic revelation that she was going to be the “Mother of brown faced children” and searched all around the world for these children to raise, and not until the very day of our Opal House farm Revelation (Will’s 50th Birthday on Jan 12th 2007) did that revelation come to life. It is a very certain and powerful calling and the Lord has settled the barren mother with almost too many children to count! Now both Will and Diane are “singing beautiful songs in strange lands”.
Opal House – Board Members
Glen Barde – Treasurer
Todd Marshall – Secretary
Dr. Steve Miller – at large members
Bill and Nancy Chambers – at large members