Wycliffe Bible Translators – Calgary

Robert and Verna Stutzman have been members of Wycliffe Bible TranslatorsWycliffe CanadaWycliffe USA and SIL International since 1983. They served the SIL – Papua New Guinea Branch in PNG from January 1984 to June 1995 as accountant, teacher, computer operator, and as Bible Translators. Since returning to the US in 1995, they have been involved in developing exegetical and computerized tools for Bible translators at the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, Texas. Currently, Robert is co-authoring the Exegetical Summary of Acts, a resource to assist Bible translators. Previously, he authored An Exegetical Summary of Galatians. He has also worked as an editor for the Translator’s Notes Series and numerous other Bible translation resources.

Verna is the International SIL Coordinator for Dictionary & Lexicography Services. She oversees the Rapid Word Collection strategy which employs a systematic method to capture words in a workshop setting organized in the language community. She is also tasked with promoting the publication of multi-lingual dictionaries, primarily online at Webonary.org. Dictionaries are a very important resource for Bible translation.