We went to Peru in 2000 as adult literacy specialists to work among the Quechua people. There we helped several indigenous organizations develop sustainable literacy and Bible translation programs. In 2007 Justin completed his MA in NGO leadership from Trinity Western University (done mostly via distance while in Peru).
Having completed our project in the summer of 2010, we moved to Calgary (location of Wycliffe Canada’s headquarters), where we served on the leadership/administrative team for six years. As of May 2016, Justin currently serves as the Americas Area Director for SIL (Wycliffe’s main field partner), which involves giving leadership to all of SIL’s work in North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean. Tammy is his administrative assistant, as well as part-time receptionist for Wycliffe Canada. Although our roles have changed over the years, our vision remains the same: to see that all peoples on earth have access to the Word of God in their mother tongue, enabling them to know God and converse with Him in a language that best speaks to their hearts.
We have two sons, Caleb (Dec '97) and Jesse (Sept '99). As a family we love to do adventurous activities outdoors. We can often be found mountain biking, backpacking, cross country skiing or snowboarding.