The Wycliffe Global Alliance is now under the leadership of Dr. Stephen Coertze, a former director of Wycliffe South Africa. Coertze began his official duties as executive director on June 3.

Coertze, a former policeman, served as director of Wycliffe South Africa for 10 years. Most recently, he served as the director for missiology on the Alliance’s leadership team.

In a virtual meeting of the Alliance board and leadership team, board chair Agnes Lid formally marked the end of Dr. Kirk Franklin’s tenure as director, thanking him for his 12 years of faithful service and visionary leadership. 

Lid then welcomed Coertze as the new executive director, and thanked him for his willingness to serve as leader for the 100-plus member organizations that make up the Global Alliance.

I look forward to seeing what God will do through you and through the Alliance in the years to come.”