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, where her husband Phil serves with Trans World Radio—an evangelistic radio ministry that is a good fit for his technical skills.
“We are very privileged to be a ‘dual mission’ family,” says April. From her home in Guam, 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’s work also ensures that contact information and annual performance reviews for each staff member are up-to-date. This information is vitally important to maintain connections with staff scattered across the globe—especially those serving in sensitive or remote locations.