April was born and raised in Southern Ontario, in the Listowel area. God called her into missions when she was in Bible college and she joined Wycliffe in 1990. April served in Indonesia in 1993 and 1994, and in the Philippines in 1994, in administration.
In Wycliffe Canada’s Calgary office, April served for a number of years in finance, prayer ministries and personnel. She is currently serving on the island of Guam in the South Pacific. Her husband Phil formerly served with Trans World Radio—an evangelistic radio ministry that was a good fit for his technical skills.
Phil now works with a local church part time, maintaining the facilities. April manages data on hundreds of Wycliffe Canada staff serving around the world. For example, the personnel information she manages helps Wycliffe care for staff members through keeping their ministry positions and country locations up to date. By keeping that specific information current, this allows the staff members to apply for the Canada Pension when they retire.
April also keeps records for staff members who require medical insurance when they are in their field locations around the world.