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 Director for both SIL and Wycliffe Global Alliance. In 2001, Dan and his wife Barb left Africa and moved to Dallas, where Dan served as the Vice President for Personnel for SIL and Wycliffe Global Alliance and then Chief Operations Officer for SIL. In January 2013, they returned to Africa, only for Dan to be asked to serve as the SIL Eurasia Area director one year later. Following a short sabbatical in early 2021, Dan will be transitioning to a new role in SIL.
Dan has also served on the board of directors for JAARS and the board of Barnabas International. Barnabas is an organization that is committed to providing encouragement to those in ministry.
Dan and his wife have raised two children — one currently lives in Scotland with her three children, and the other completed a Ph.D. at the College of William and Mary and is working in a social services agency in Richmond, Virginia.
Today Dan and Barb live in Sequim, Washington.
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