Marjorie grew up near London, Ont. With a heart for missions, she joined Wycliffe Canada in 1988, followed by linguistics training in Dallas, Texas, and French language learning in Tours, France. From 1993 to 2001, she served in Bible translation work among the Manza in the Central African Republic, while raising a young family. Since the fall of 2001, Marjorie has been serving in various roles at the Wycliffe Canada head office in Calgary. She is currently serving in the role of receptionist/administrative assistant. She also reads and processes member project reports, which are required on a semi-annual basis to help Wycliffe be accountable for donations received and meet Canadian government requirements for funding activities outside of Canada. Field members need to report their activities as well as the impact resulting from these activities. Marjorie is encouraged by what the Lord is doing in various situations as she reads through the reports.
Marjorie considers it a blessing and privilege to work in a Christian environment each day, with the common passion and goal of seeing God’s Word translated into indigenous languages, so that all may hear and know the one true God, and have the Scriptures in their own heart language.
Marjorie has four grown children, two of whom are married, and a granddaughter born in 2017. She enjoys spending time with her family, having family dinners and playing games together, babysitting, and occasionally going on outings or hikes.