Serving with Wycliffe USA is a second career for Brett Shideler after he spent 16 years as a firefighter in Loveland, Colorado. In 1993 the call to missions took Brett, his wife Marla, and their children to Cameroon, Africa where they served Bible translation in children's education. In 2007 the Shidelers returned to the U.S. with assignments at Dallas International University in Dallas, Texas.
The Shidelers took assignments in 2012 with Wycliffe USA’s Ministry and Care Resources Care Team as Resource Coordinators. Brett served in a variety of roles, first as a Resource Coordinator then Associate Director for the Care Team, Director of Care Team, and Senior Director of Ministry and Care Resources.
In his current role, Brett supports eight teams that provide member care and meet the administrative needs of Wycliffe USA members working around the world. Brett is passionate about building a network of teams that use good member care practices in administrative support of Wycliffe members.
Brett and Marla have four adult children and five grandchildren. Brett enjoys snow skiing, sailing and exploring the great outdoors around his home in the Pacific Northwest.
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