Leadership Team

A small core team and a diverse group of consultants help shape and nurture the direction of the Alliance, participate in key networks and partnerships, and provide accountability. These leaders live and serve in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.

The Alliance leadership desire to be reflective practitioners, reliant on God for discernment and direction as they lead through example and influence. They seek to ensure that the Alliance provides a welcoming environment in which many voices can be heard, grace is abundant and God is glorified.

The Alliance Leadership Team meeting in July 2022.

 

 

Dr. Stephen Coertze
Executive Director
South Africa

 

 

 

 

Hannu Summanen
Chief Financial Officer
Finland

 

 

 

 

Hannes Wiesmann
Assistant to Executive Director
Switzerland

 

 

 

 

Wairimu Irungu
Africa Area Director
Kenya

 

 

 

 

Dr. David Cárdenas
Americas Area Director
Colombia

 

 

 

 

Ruben Dubei
Europe Area Director
Romania

 

 

 

 

Martijn de Vries
Director for Operations
Switzerland

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bryan Harmelink
Director for Collaboration
United States

 

 

 

 

Phil Prior
Director for Communication
United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

Dr. Paul Kimbi
Consultant for Bible Translation Programs
Cameroon

 

 

 

 

Dr. Susan Van Wynen
Consultant for Strategy
United States

 

 

 

 

Jo Johnson
Consultant for Prayer Advocacy
United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

To know more about who the Alliance leaders are and what they do, watch the following video (2019):

01/2024 Americas

Telling the Bible's Story

It may come as a surprise that a museum is among the Wycliffe Global Alliance organisations.

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12/2023 Asia, Philippines

Seeing God through the Old Testament Lens

Having successfully completed the New Testament in 2009, the Kinaray-a speaking people, in partnership with the Translators Association of the Philippines, discover God more as they translate the Old Testament.

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11/2023 Africa

Special Report: Cameroon

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