Andy is involved in Bible translation work in Central Asia and in communications to support efforts there and in the Russian Federation. Mary Ellen is a mission coach, mentoring individuals to discern their place in full-time Christian service. They live in the Vancouver area.
After a decade in the field of English language teaching, Andy joined Wycliffe in 1999 and went to Central Asia to help develop an English learner’s dictionary. There he met Mary Ellen, who was a staff member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship focused on evangelism and discipleship among university students. They married in 2001 and their two children were born while Andy was a student at Canada Institute of Linguistics. In 2006 they moved to Russia and the following year to Central Asia, where Andy joined a translation project that was already in progress. His team published a full Bible in 2016.