About This Partnership
Oaxaca, Mexico | Bible Translation
The Zapotech people are the largest remaining people group in the western hemisphere without a Bible in their language. To date, in partnership with the SEED Company, we have translated twelve books of the Bible, with sixteen more in process. Our goal is to translate the entire New Testament and five books of the Old Testament and distribute to this people group by 2020.
Meet the Team
Kent serves as The Seed Company’s Sr. Director of Executive Partner Relations for the Western United States. Kent and his wife Suzanne have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 37 years; 14 of which have been with The Seed Company. Kent’s service with Wycliffe has included field leadership in the Southern Philippines, and later Kent and Suzanne served as Government Relations liaisons to the Philippines.
In 1996, Kent worked in Wycliffe’s Chicago regional office to provide a leadership role to give structure needed to operate that region’s program. In 2000, he was asked to serve as a leader in Wycliffe USA’s National Church Relations. During that time, he also led the Public Affairs office for WBT USA. Kent has an associate degree from Detroit Bible College.
The Hirschelman’s live in Fort Wayne, Indiana. They have two adult children, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Their son, Bob and his family are with Wycliffe in Chang Mai, Thailand teaching at Grace International Academy. Their daughter, Bethanie lives in Fort Wayne.
Kent and Suzanne Hirshelman