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Meet Our Leadership

View the profiles of Wycliffe USA’s senior leaders or view the board of directors.

Dr. John Chesnut

President and CEO

John serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. John and his wife, Kelly, are passionate about seeing God transform people and communities when they experience his Word in a language and format they...

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Dr. Jennifer Holloran

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Jennifer Holloran joined Wycliffe in 2002 as a typist for the Personnel department. Through that initial experience, God gave Jennifer a passion for Bible translation and for caring well for the people who serve with Wycliffe. Over the years,...

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José de Dios

Executive Vice President of People and Culture

José de Dios serves as Executive Vice President for People and Culture. He joined Wycliffe in 1995. He and Laura, worked with the Wycliffe Global Alliance for 18 years in different leadership roles including serving on the global...

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Andy Keener

Executive Vice President of Partnerships

Andy and his wife, Lori, joined Wycliffe in 1992 with a desire to serve a people group that needed God’s Word in their language. They first worked in language survey in the Caribbean and then served for eight years facilitating a Bible...

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John Krehely

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Wycliffe in 2007, John served in a variety of leadership roles, both professionally and vocationally, spanning 40 years. John brings extensive expertise in operations, finance, investments, insurance and more. John previously...

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Vicky Mixson

Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Vicky joined the Wycliffe team in 2012, serving as the Director of Public Relations and later as the Senior Director of Communications. She now serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, using her years of experience to...

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Andrew Flemming

Vice President of Global Partnerships Engagement

Andrew grew up a pastor’s kid and was first introduced to Bible translation when his family smuggled Bibles into a country that was closed to the gospel. The profound impact of seeing a portion of the body of Christ without God’s Word...

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Kristie Frieze

Vice President of Guest Experience

Kristie Frieze has served in various roles at Wycliffe, most recently the Senior Director of Events and Experience Marketing. In her current role, Kristie is responsible for all corporate events and oversees all guest experiences at Wycliffe USA...

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Rebecca Gonzalez

Vice President of Human Resources

Rebecca Gonzalez began serving with Wycliffe in 2022. Her family’s extensive engagement in local church ministry developed her passion for the church, discipleship and the gospel. As a bilingual/bicultural professional, Rebecca understands...

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Curt Henderson

Vice President of Finance

Curt Henderson began serving with Wycliffe as the VP of Finance in 2019. Curt worked as an accountant for several organizations around Central Florida before entering the nonprofit sector in 2008. Most recently, Curt served as the VP of Finance...

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Tori Masyczek

Vice President of Staff Care & Development

In 2005 Tori began working part-time in an Admin role at the Temecula, California regional office after years of being a homeschool mom to her 3 amazing daughters. Since then she has held roles in Recruitment and on the member care teams;...

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Matt Petersen

Strategic Prayer and Operations Officer

Matt Petersen has served faithfully with Wycliffe USA since 2002. His experience includes roles in writing, editing, strategic planning and key leadership positions in both Marketing and Strategic Prayer. Matt graduated from Wheaton College...

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Ken Pratt

Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Events

Ken has been involved in marketing since the early 90s when he left his teaching job for international students in San Francisco. Since that time, he’s served mostly in education doing marketing-related work with educational publishers,...

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Dr. Ken Schmitt

Sr. Advisor of Special Projects

Ken and his wife, Linda, began serving with Wycliffe in 1991 when they took a one-year sabbatical from a church Ken pastored to provide pastoral care for missionaries. More than 25 years later, they are still involved in the Bible translation...

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Hank Scott

Vice President of Information Technology

Hank was originally introduced to computers in high school in 1980. He later graduated from Jackson College with a degree in computer science, minoring in electronics engineering. He spent 15 years in various computer technology-related roles for...

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Jessica Seymore

Vice President of Executive Engagements & Events

Jessica has served with Wycliffe USA since 2010 in a variety of roles, particularly focusing on Wycliffe’s events strategy. With a bachelor of science degree in Event Management from Rosen School of Hospitality at University of Central...

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Ben Thornley

Vice President of Church Relations

Ben Thornely grew up as a missionary kid in Brazil — the start of his many years in missions-based ministry.  Ben has a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education from Manhattan Christian College and a Master of Business...

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Sarah Traverso

Vice President of Global Workforce Strategies

Sarah Traverso began serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators in 2011 when she took a position as the administrative assistant in the recruiting department. From there, she quickly began expanding her skills and served in human resources working...

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Chris Winkler

Vice President of Advancement

Chris joined Wycliffe in 2005 after visiting some friends who were working for Wycliffe in Cameroon. While there, he saw how naturally the local Kwasio people connected with one another in their own language but how much disconnect there was for...

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Our Board

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Bishop Fidencio Burgueno

Fidencio Burgueno is an ordained Bishop with the Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee, and has served as the Administrative Bishop for the South Central Hispanic Region of his denomination for the last six years. Previously Fidencio served as...

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Dan Butler

Dan Butler has been a member of Wycliffe USA since 1980. Over the years, Dan has served in a variety of support and administrative roles, including as the Language Programs Director and other leadership roles for SIL Sudan, and Africa Area...

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Dr. Julian Dangerfield

Vice Chair

Dr. Julian Dangerfield resigned from a career in software engineering to serve the ministry of Shalom Outreach as its Executive Director. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and has completed his Master of Arts degree in...

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Dr. Sunny Hong

As a third-generation Christian, Sunny Hong immigrated to the United States from Korea in 1983 and considers herself to be bicultural. She is passionate about Bible translation, bridging cultural gaps and speaking up for minorities and...

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Dr. Pramod John

Dr. Pramod John is the CEO at VIVIO Health. Prior to that, he founded Oration PBC which changed the way consumers purchase prescription medicine. He was also Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at McKesson where he helped develop...

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Felix Lee

Felix, a securities enforcement and litigation partner at the law firm Fenwick & Firm, focuses on the defense of securities class actions, derivative suits, merger litigation and government investigations. Felix also regularly conducts...

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Grace Mathews

Grace Mathews is Program Director for India Mobile Congress – India’s largest industry conclave for IT and communications. Grace served as the Vice-Chair of the Global Board for the Lausanne Movement until 2016; she held various...

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Bonnie Nystrom

Bonnie and her husband, John, have spent more than 32 years working in a language project in Papua New Guinea. In 2001, the project has expanded to serve 10 different languages in the Aitape West area. The story of the dramatic circumstances God...

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Lindsay Olesberg

Board Chair

Lindsay Olesberg is a Senior Consultant at Clarity for Christian Leaders, with a focus on facilitating growth in spiritual discernment for boards and senior leadership teams. She has more than 30 years of experience in ministry, serving in...

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Brian Russell

Brian has been involved in ministry for much of his career. He was active in cross-cultural work and Kingdom business ventures in North Africa for more than a decade. Next Brian served as the Executive Director of YouVersion — maker of the...

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Mark Taber

Mark Taber and his wife, Kathy, have been working with Wycliffe USA and SIL — a Wycliffe partner organization — since 1982. Until 2008, they lived in Southeast Asia doing language development and Bible translation among minority...

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Florence Wamae

Florence Wamae has been involved with the Bible translation movement since 2004 when she joined Bible Translation & Literacy Kenya as the Communications Officer and later with the Wycliffe Global Alliance as Communications coordinator...

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Daniel Watters

Daniel Watters grew up in Asia where he witnessed the impact of his parents’ work in bringing Scripture to an isolated language community. At an early age, he decided to follow in their footsteps and joined Wycliffe USA in 1992 immediately...

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Dr. Juanita Watters

Juanita Watters grew up as a Wycliffe kid in Mexico, where her parents served from 1960 until they retired. As she lived among the Sierra Popoluca people, Juanita witnessed two things that have eternal value — people and God’s Word....

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Alan Wells

Alan Wells is a partner with Financial Advisory Partners. He has over 30 years experience in financial, operational and strategic matters. He has served as the chief executive officer of a publicly traded company and as chief financial officer of...

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