Ronald F. Gebauer, M.B.A., M.Div.

Senior Translation Consultant

Degrees

  • M.Div., Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1985
  • M.B.A., University of Chicago, 1980
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Valparaiso University, Indiana 1975

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Translation Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Vice-Chairman, Solomon Islands Translation Advisory Group (SITAG) Advisory Committee, 2011– 
  • Translation Consultant/Advisor, SIL Solomon Islands Group, 2010–
  • Researcher/Author/Exegetical Editor, Translation Resources Unit, SIL International, 2001– 

Other professional experience and service

  • SIL International Translation Consultant , 2004–2011 
  • Translation Consultant/Trainer, Luke Partnership, Nigeria, 2005–2008
  • Resource Person, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), Dallas, Texas, 2001–2008
  • Translation Consultant/Advisor, SIL Solomon Islands Group,1990–2000, 2004, 2008
  • Assistant, Consultant Training Workshop, SIL International, Dallas, Texas, 2003
  • Translation Consultant/Trainer, India, SIL International, 2001

Professional membership

  • The Lutheran Society for Missiology, 1991–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • ʼAreʼare:  ILR 4
  • Pijin: ILR 4
  • Tok Pisin: ILR 2

 Research interests

  • Translator and reviewer training
  • Translation methods and back translations
  • Mission theory and strategy, with an emphasis on church participation
  • Malaitan and Makiran eastern oceanic grammar
  • The evolving design of translation helps to meet future needs
  • Interpropositional relations in the New Testament
  • Interpersonal relations and skills applied to consulting
c/o SITAG
P.O. Box 986
Honiara
Solomon Islands