Distinguished alumni

Brian Renes Distinguished Service to Humankind

Brian Renes and his wife, Donna ’87, have been Reformed Church in America missionaries since 1989. The Reneses started their ministry as Bible translators among the Tojolabal people in Chiapas, Mexico.

Since 1996, Renes has worked for United Bible Societies as a computer consultant, providing training and support for Bible translation projects in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Using what he’s learned traveling to translation projects around the world, Renes is one of the developers of a translation software program, Paratext, which is used by nearly every Bible translation project worldwide.

Award year: 2010