Betsy is the co-founder of Didasko. She researches and writes course material, and does video editing.
Betsy and her husband Henry were ministers among the "Iso" Mus1im people group on the east African coast for ten years. In order to start work among the people, they had to learn two languages: the trade language of the country and the undocumented tribal language of the people.
The Iso people were not literate in their own language, so Betsy became proficient in oral training methods, mostly storytelling. She discipled a small fellowship of female Iso believers for more than five years.
Betsy has served with her husband as course leaders for World Outreach’s “Nations” Course. She has trained intercultural workers in several countries in Africa, Asia, and New Zealand. Together with her husband, she was on the Nations course development team, assisting in the ongoing development of courses, especially the ‘Orality’ course.
Betsy is a Core Coaching Skills graduate, and does informal coaching.
She is the author of the blog Peanut Butter for the Soul, a blog for Christian women working interculturally.
Betsy has a master's degree in missiology from the South African Theological Seminary, and holds two undergraduate degrees: a BA degree in languages (Afrikaans, German and Hebrew), and a B.Bibl degree in Library and Information Sciences.
Betsy and Henry have two children. Their daughter, Esté, is married, has two children and lives in the US. Their son Adriaan died in 2010.