Wayne and Valerie serve at Wycliffe Canada’s head office in Calgary, where they support the huge task of translating the Word of God into the languages of the world that don’t have it yet. Wayne helps in custom website programming and design. Val leads the Member Care Team, which provides care and administrative support to our staff serving in Canada and around the world.
Their ministry in Bible translation began in 1994 when the Lord called them to leave their jobs and pursue full-time service with Wycliffe. Wayne and Valerie spent the first two years getting training and building partnerships with friends and family. In 1997, they left Canada for their first assignment to Nairobi, Kenya to help with Scripture publishing and IT support. The Dirks family enjoyed 11 years of service there and had a part in publishing the New Testament in 18 different languages across Africa.