Jamaica (Head Office)

National TEAM Leader(s)


Wycliffe Caribbean C.E.O – John Roomes,
Wycliffe Caribbean
Administrator – Denise Roomes

Our CEO, Mr. John Roomes served as a staff officer in Jamaica for Youth for Christ and actively ministered in his home church as an elder. He also has extensive training and work experience in the area of corporate finance and information technology. He accepted the position of chairman of the Jamaica Wycliffe committee in 2001 and a year later joined Wycliffe full-time. He became the CEO of Wycliffe Caribbean in March 2004. Denise is also on board with Wycliffe Caribbean as the administrator.  John and Denise have two children. They live in Kingston, Jamaica.

Main Office Staff

June Simmonds

Director for Language Development – June Simmonds (Field)
Reslyn June Simmonds has an MA in Counselling Psychology and an MA in Foreign Language Education. She also has a teacher certificate in Spanish and Mathematics. She did her Education degree in Mexico which contributed greatly to her being fluent in Spanish.

Presently living in Jamaica, as a Wycliffe member, she now serves as Director for Language Development in the Language Development Division (LLD) on Wycliffe Caribbean. Her current and most immediate work is with the creole languages of the Caribbean for language development, authentic literacy, Bible translation and scripture use. She is an active Minister in her church.


Raymond Lindsay

GET Global Coordinator – Raymond Lindsay
Raymond began working with Wycliffe in 1997 as a volunteer. He then became a member in 2006. Over the last seventeen (17) years he has served in various capacities, but his most substantive role has been Wycliffe Caribbean Youth Network (WYnet) GET Global Coordinator. He has certainly been and continues to be a great asset to the team. Raymond is married to Sharoina and they have an infant son Paul.



Paulette Morgan

Finance Manager – Paulette Morgan
Our staff complement was strengthened during the first quarter of 2011 with Mrs. Paulette Morgan coming on board as Finance Manager. Paulette spent all of her previous working years in the UK as an auditor/accountant and recently returned to Jamaica bringing to us her vast experience in book keeping and financial accounting. Currently she manages the accounting function of the organization. She is married and is mother of four (4) adult daughters.



Ruth Smith-Sutherland

Director of Operations – Ruth Smith-Sutherland
Ruth began her service as a missionary with Wycliffe Caribbean Head Office in April 2014. She brings to her position many years of experience in general management and HR having retired from a major corporation in the private sector. Despite facing many challenges since coming on board, Ruth has already played a significant role in matters relating to policy, governance, major events planning and the general operation of Wycliffe Caribbean. She is a trained teacher, an Elder in her church and has two adult children.

Country Stats

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.


Population:  2.715 million (2013)

Size: 10,991 sq km

Capital: Kingston

Official language: English

Currency: Jamaican dollar

Office Address:

Wycliffe Bible Translators Caribbean
22 Regal Plaza,
Kingston 5,

Mailing Address:

Wycliffe Bible Translators Caribbean
22 Regal Plaza,
Kingston 5,

Telephone Numbers:

Tel: (876) 754-9334
Fax: (876) 908-2970