Sheryl Takagi Silzer

Sheryl Takagi Silzer is a third generation Japanese American. She worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Colombia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia as a Bible translator. For the past twenty-five years she has worked as a multicultural consultant leading Cultural Self-Discovery workshops for sending agencies, schools, and churches around the world.
Sheryl has written numerous articles and two books: Biblical Multicultural Teams: Applying Biblical Truth to Cultural Differences and Tapestry of Grace: Untangling the Cultural Complexities of Asian American Life and Ministry co-authored with Ben Shin which explores Asian vs American cultural identity. Her own cross-cultural mission stress related to three bouts of cancer motivated her to study cultural identity. She co-taught the “Asian Church in American Society” class as an adjunct at Talbot School of Theology for 20 years.
Sheryl and her husband Peter have two married sons and five grandchildren.