ARLINGTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seed Company Chairman Rick Britton, on behalf of the board of directors,
announced today the appointment of Rev. Samuel E. Chiang as the new
president and chief executive officer of the Bible translation
organization. Chiang joins Seed Company after serving as executive
director of International Orality Network, a global network of
organizations seeking to radically influence the way oral learners are
evangelized and discipled. Chiang is well-equipped with insight into the
ministry of Seed Company, having served as a board member for the last
three years. He will replace Todd Peterson, former chairman, who has
served as interim president since the February 1, 2014 transition of Roy
Peterson to American Bible Society.
Chiang was born in Taiwan and grew up in Canada. He has a master's
degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He previously worked at Ernst &
Young and then for Trans World Radio as Chief Operating Officer. He
served with the Church in China and has written extensively on China.
Currently, he serves as senior associate-orality for Lausanne.
Todd Peterson celebrates God's call in Chiang's life by saying, "In my
years of service on the board of Seed Company, I couldn't have
anticipated the even greater privilege unfolding for me now. My time
this past 16 months as interim president, following Roy's departure, has
been rich; and I am so excited to know God has led our board and search
committee to see His calling of Samuel to this role. Samuel is a
passionate, experienced colleague and leader and truly a man after God's
heart. Like God, Samuel's heart is for the nations, and we know God will
use Samuel to move Seed Company toward the mission of ending Bible
Chiang's response to this new assignment is, "I am humbled to be granted
this stewardship with such a great team in place. With excited
anticipation of God's agenda, I look forward to Seed Company's continual
catalytic role within the Wycliffe family, and to deep collaboration
with our partners globally, so that the Word of God in
oral/digital/written forms comes alive for all Bibleless people groups."