Gary Cowman is SIL*’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa and is tasked with developing SIL leaders, strategies, and contingency policies for Eastern and Southern Africa.
Gary has served with Wycliffe for nearly 25 years. Most of that time has been spent on African soil, serving the Eastern Africa Group in various capacities. Until recently, Gary also served as Chair of SIL Educational Trust, West Nairobi School.
During his first years with Wycliffe, Gary worked in finance at the Wycliffe USA office, applying his BA in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.
Gary brings significant experience to the Wycliffe USA board, having served as chair of the Bantu Council, the Inter-Entity Board, and the Eastern Africa Group executive committee. He also continues to serve on the board of Bible Translation and Literacy—a Kenyan organization.
Gary and his wife, Lori, have two daughters and live in Nairobi, Kenya.
*SIL is Wycliffe’s primary strategic partner.