​​Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada
LBTC Missionaries, Staff, and Directors
Martin and Joan Weber

Martin and Joan have been LBTC missionaries since 1983.

The Webers have been a fixture in Bible translation and literacy training in Cameroon for close to 40 years. They raised their three children while in Cameroon. The Webers have supervised two LBTC publications, a New Testament in the Kwanja languages in 2003, and a lectionary (Bible lessons of the day, often used in churches) in 2016. Once the Kwanja NT was completed, they made available to many persons portable audio players that read Bible wherever desired. Hundreds of "Proclaimers" and "Megavoice" players are now in the hands of persons who can hear the Word anytime they desire. The Webers' work has been a great blessing to all those that heard the Bible in their heart language for the first time.

They returned to Cameroon in June after a successful year-long furlough.

The Webers have three grown children: Sarah, Nathan and Samuel.
Rev. Mike and Kara Kuhn

Rev. Mike and Kara have been LBTC missionaries since 2012.

The Kuhns come to LBTC from Calgary, where Pastor Mike was serving as Associate Pastor along with Kara's father. From the beginning they shared interest in Bible translation, and later on Mike enrolled in the linguistics programme at Trinity Western University in Langley BC. The Kuhns were deployed to Cameroon to work with the Nizaa people, and in their short time in Galim they have made good progress. God has blessed the Kuhns and their team with some wonderful discoveries of translation work that had already been done. Mike hopes to bring some Bible to publication very soon.

The Kuhns have three children, Tobias, Gideon, and Gloria.
Eshinee and Rob Veith

Eshinee and Rob serve with Lutheran Bible Translators in Botswana.

Eshinee came to an awareness of the profound need for Bible translation while a missionary with YWAM in the 1990's. In 2008, while in Botswana cataloging the archives of a former missionary, she found a complete handwritten New Testament in the Shiyeyi language. Her heart was touched by the desire of the translator to bring God's Word to his people. In early 2011, she assumed the role of Linguist Exegete working towards a publishable Shiyeyi New Testament.

Rob assists in the development of print and non-print materials for the purpose of encouraging more indigenous forms of worship, evangelism, and discipleship. In the last three years, he has produced ten CDs, representing more than five languages.

The Veiths have joined LBT-USA, and will return to North America in October 2017.

Mackenzie Kure

Melanie is a volunteer missionary from Red Deer, AB. She has been with LBTC since July 2016, and was deployed to Galim, Cameroon to care for the Kuhn children and to help out with household needs. Mackenzie returned to Canada in July 2017.

Mackenzie has finished high school, and felt called to spend a year in the mission field. She has always had interest in Bible translation, and is thankful for the opportunity to help the Kuhns and learn more about putting the Word in everyone's hands.

Praise God for providing servants like Mackenzie!
Rev. Dr. James (Jim) Keller, Executive Director​​

​Jim is an ordained Pastor in Lutheran Church Canada, and has served several congregations in Senior and Vacancy roles since 1999. He was an Instructor at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary from 2006 to 2012. In 2012 he accepted LBTC's call to serve as Executive Director. Jim supervises and advises the field missionaries, Home Office staff, and volunteers, promotes and maintains strong relationships with partner churches and translation organizations, travels throughout Canada discussing Bible translation and literacy training, and works in development domestically to help fund LBTC's work overseas.

Jim is married to Dr. Heather Keller, and has a daughter, Eden. The Kellers are members of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Waterloo.
Tara Bradley
Accounting Supervisor and Office Manager

Tara is a long-time LBTC employee, serving in the Kitchener Home Office since 2003. Her responsibilities include maintaining financial records, payroll, communication with government departments, and other tasks. She also co-ordinates the efforts of LBTC volunteers involved in mailing and office work.

Tara is married to Gary, and has two children, Kristen and Jennifer. 



Some Previous LBTC Missionaries
  • Ted and Gloria Engel, serving in Guatemala with the Pokomchi Indians
  • Horst and Eugenie Schulz, support workers in Papua New Guinea
  • Bob and Jean Schmitt, Limba literacy in Sierra Leone
  • Richard Roth, short-term computer operator and trainer in Sierra Leone and Liberia
  • Tim and Bonnie Stime, translators with the Atikamekw Indians in Quebec
  • Darren Schiemann, printshop manager in Liberia and Kazakstan
  • Lorraine Toderash, Kompana translation in Cameroon
  • Scott and Annette Westerman, computer training and support, and language survey in Cameroon (see left)