Rudolph and Marlene Wiebe
Marlene E. Wiebe
Marlene served as lead teacher in the Toddlers Department (2-3 year olds) of Jarvis Street Baptist Church, Toronto, Canada. She also served as the Correspondence Course Secretary for The Toronto Baptist Seminary & Bible College (TBS) (1993-2003).
She has served Nigeria since 2004. She conducted Bible, Reading and Library clubs from her home on the Faculty compound of Federal College of Education (FCE), Pankshin, Plateau State, Nigeria (2004-2010).
Seeing the need to greatly improve the reading skills of the faculty children she was teaching, she teamed up with Gupar Danjuma Hosea to do research and writing of The Phonics READING Adventure (TPRA) curriculum.
The first five levels were published in 2014 by ACTS, Bukuru, Plateau State. Since that time she has published Levels Six and Seven (2016) and also produced a second edition of Levels One to Five (2017).
She has also teamed up with Adrienne Lillo with Global Scholars, USA, also serving in Nigeria to produce forty eight Companion Readers to enhance the learning at all seven levels of TPRA.
Marlene serves as an Associate with Global Scholars Canada as she continues her interaction with Gupar Danjuma Hosea on the TPRA project.
Rudolph H. Wiebe
Rudy began his working career by teaching High School Science (1968-1970). While pursuing Theological Studies, he served as a pastor (1971-1975). He lectured at The Toronto Baptist Seminary & Bible College (TBS) where he also served as Registrar (1975-2004). During four of those years he was acting editor of The Gospel Witness.
He then served as a principal lecturer in the Christian Religious Studies department of the Federal College of Education (FCE) Pankshin, Plateau State (2004-2016). During his tenure there, he served as senior editor on the three volume text book project for the CRS department that was published by ACTS, Bukuru, Plateau State.
With FCE giving leave on a modular basis, he teamed up with Dr. Rob Lillo to equip eight Nigerian Bible Translators with NT Greek (2008-2013) and a new group of students (2014). The outcome of this modular approach was the publication of a revised edition of the textbook by Mary Catherine Preus Let's Study New Testament Greek (Revised by R. A. Lillo and R. H. Wiebe) Bukuru: ACTS 2011.
He is currently field testing the Preus Greek Grammar with Canadian NT Greek students in order to produce a revised edition to be published by ACTS in 2019, God willing. He continues to serve Nigeria from Canada as an Associate with Global Scholars Canada.
He has worked with Marlene on the TPRA curriculum with proofreading and editorial assistance.