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Alan Webster

alan webster

Alan joined Wycliffe SA at the beginning of 2021 as the Executive Director. He leads the organisation by supporting the Leadership Team in their domain functions, and providing supervision for key role players. 

André Raul

André Raul

André Raul has already been involved in Bible translation for a number of years in Mozambique. In 2022 he received his Master’s degree in Bible Translation, and is now continuing to work with Wycliffe SA in Mozambique as a Field Coordinator.

Andy & Debbie Abbot

Andy and Debbie Abbot

Andy and Debbie Abbott have been working among the M* people in Southeast Asia since 2006. Their aim is to help the local church grow in their knowledge and understanding of God’s Word and thus become mature disciples of Jesus Christ.

Angela Taylor

Angela Taylor

Angela is seconded to SIL International as part in the Translation Resources team. She creates free Koine Greek training materials using a "communicative” approach, which makes these lessons accessible to anyone of any language background. 

Ansie & Sarel van der Merwe

Ansie and Sarel van der Merwe

Ansie joined Wycliffe SA many years ago and currently works as the prayer coordinator and assistant to the director for operations. Sarel joined Wycliffe SA after they got married, working in the domains of IT, maintenance and Bible Storytelling.

Beaulla Mpinyuri

Beaulla Mpinyuri

Beaulla is the Operations Assistant for the Wycliffe SA office. She is responsible for the office administration and all practical and logistical arrangements related to the activities of Wycliffe SA. 

Bonifacio Paulo & Busie Khanyile

Bonifacio Busie Paulo

Bonifacio is the head of the Translation Services department. His role is to come up with a strategic plan for the Translation Service domain and its respective implementation. Busie is a Bible Translation Specialist in training to work on language development.

Hans & Patricia Combrink

Hans Combrink

After serving for 17 years in the ministry of Bible translation in Malaysia, Hans and his family returned to South Africa in 2016. He is now seconded to Biblica and, among other things, is involved in the development of a Digital Training Library (DTL) for Bible translators.

Harry & Elsbeth Brasem

Harry Elsbeth Brasem

Harry and Elsbeth have served in a number of roles with Wycliffe over more than 30 years, including the setup of the Intercessors for Africa prayer network. Their current assignment is to document the history of Wycliffe SA ahead of our 50th anniversary in 2025.

Helen van der Walt

Helen van der Walt

Helen's work is in Scripture Engagement and Ethnodoxology, which looks at the way different languages and cultures use the Bible and integrate it into all areas of life and community. She also heads up the Wycliffe Links initiative, which seeks to link God's people to develop Bible Translation and build capacity for mission.

Hellen Mathudi de Bruijn

Hellen Mathudi de Bruijn

Hellen joined Wycliffe SA at the beginning of 2022 as part of the Media & Communications team. She maintains our social media presence and is involved in the marketing for key events.

Hennie Blomerus

Hennie Blomerus

Hennie is the Head of Finance at Wycliffe SA and a member of the organisation's leadership team. He manages the budgets and advises on financial decision making, as well as overseeing the work of others on the finance team. 

Jennifer Pillinger

Jennifer Pillinger

Jennifer has been involved in Wycliffe SA since 2014 in various roles under the Media & Communications banner. She is responsible for the upkeep of the website and other communications such as newsletters and publicity materials, as well as providing photography and video services. 

June Dickie

June Dickie

June is part of a team of OT consultants preparing workshop materials for translators of Psalms. The team is exploring a new approach, which will undergo pilot studies in the next couple of years. She is also involved in research into various aspects of Bible Translation and Scripture Engagement.

Karen & Sebastian Floor

Karen Sebastian Floor

Karen, who was formerly the director of Wycliffe SA for a period of 10 years, is now involved in the running of LuminAfrica (a Bible translation collaborative in SA). Sebastian is seconded to Seed Company where he serves as a full-time Bible translation consultant. 

Ken & Corine Brown

Ken Corine Brown

Ken facilitates oral Bible translation and Scripture engagement for an unreached people group in Mozambique. He is also studying his MTh to become a consultant. Corine supports the family and Ken in his work and studies, keeping in touch with partners and taking care of planning and logistics for trips to Mozambique. 

Mpho Tsekwa

Mpho Tsekwa

Mpho provides support to field teams to enable them to carry out translation work, and acts as a link between the field partners and others partners (such as funders and prayer partners).

Nick & Lynne Swanepoel

Nick Lynne Swanepoel

Nick and Lynne worked with the Rendille in Kenya for more than 30 years. Nick continues to help the Rendille translation team with exegesis, and other aspects of their translation work. Lynne developed a literacy programme for the Rendille including a teacher's guide, and is now writing an autobiography.

Sarah-Odwa Madyibi

Sarah Madyibi

With a background in Organisational Psychology and Supply Chain Management, Sarah-Odwa joined WSA in 2023 as Head of Personnel. Her objective is to help create an enabling environment to build the people who build WSA and fulfil its vision.

Sharon Kemp

Sharon Kemp

Sharon Kemp joined the Wycliffe SA team in 2020 and works in the finance department as a bookkeeper.

Stephen & Lezelle Coertze

Stephen Coertze

Stephen served as the director of Wycliffe SA from 1997-2007, and is now seconded to Wycliffe Global Alliance. Together with his leadership team and staff, he provides leadership to the Alliance in his position as Executive Director.

Steve & Johanna Pillinger

Steve Johanna Pillinger

Steve and Johanna have worked with Wycliffe since the early 1980s in a variety of roles and locations. Currently, Johanna contributes her skills as an ethno-artist, producing drawings for use in publicity materials. Steve works as a typesetter for sister organisation SIL.

Tom & Sharon Jacob

Tom Sharon Jacob

Tom is a Bible translation consultant working closely with Bible translators all across Africa helping them to produce high quality translation work. Sharon is an exegetical advisor, helping translators understand the meaning of the Scriptures and the first century world of the Bible.

Tshegofalo Siele

Tshegofalo Siele

Tshegofalo has been working with Wycliffe South Africa since 2014, as a project accountant. She equips the translation teams to effectively manage the project finances through the production of reports which are used to make critical financial decisions about the projects.

Wendy Lock

Wendy Lock

Wendy supports Bible Translation by teaching Missionary Children at Faith Academy in Manila, Philippines where she is the First Grade teacher.  

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