Kathie Watters, M.A.

Senior Scripture Engagement Consultant


  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Nairobi, 1993
  • B.S., Nursing, University of California at San Francisco, 1970

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Scripture Engagement Consultant, SIL International, 2012–2016, 2017–
  • Advisor, Nkim language program, Ogoja Language Commission (OLACOM), Cross River State, Nigeria, 2012–
  • Scripture Engagement Consultant, SIL Africa Area, 2006–

Other professional experience and service

  • SIL International Scripture Use Consultant, 2008–2011
  • Instructor, Translation Studies Department, Pan African Christian College, Nairobi, Kenya, 1991–1998
  • Advisor, Ejagham language program, SIL Cameroon Branch, 1973–1989
  • Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, 1979–1980
  • Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery, Los Angeles Women's Hospital, 1970–1972

Professional membership

  • Registered Nurse, State of California, 1970–2013

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • French: ILR 2
  • Ejagham: ILR 2

Research interests

  • Impact on behavior change of AIDS awareness/education programs
  • Application of biblical principles to various physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs
  • Phonology, morphology and syntax as foundations for practical writing systems and primer development
United States