CURRICULUM VITAE – Anne Garber Kompaoré


Anne Garber Kompaoré

Born February 8, 1955 in East York, Ontario, Canada

Citizenship: Canada and Burkina
Married to Pastor Daniel Kompaoré January 2, 1993 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Through marriage, I have acquired 5 children, and 11 grandchildren.


Address: 01 B.P. 1632 Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso

Telephone: (226) 50 28 07 (Home); (226) 76 41 12 55 (Cell), Skype: annegk1



Skype: annegk1



B.A. Linguistics, 1978, University of Ottawa, Canada
M.A. Linguistics (Specialization - African Linguistics), 1980, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

PhD. Linguistics (Specialization - Tonology and Phonology), 1987, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

M.A. Theological Studies, Biblical Studies Concentration, 2004


French Study (fluent):

Hebrew study:

Greek Study :


Linguistics and Translation Workshops

Consultant training workshops:

Other Language acquisition :



In the 1970’s:

1975-76: Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission volunteer in Zaire (DRC).


1982 - 1992 : AIMM (COM) worker in Kotoura, Burkina Faso, and 2 years in U.S. and Canada.

August 1993 - 1996 : AIMM (COM) Secunded to ANTBA (Association National de la Traduction de la Bible et de l'Alphabetisation), based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

1996 3 months speaking in North American churches

1996 - 2000 : AIMM (COM) Secunded to Summer Institute of Linguistics in Burkina Faso


2000-2001 One year speaking in churches and studying

2001 - 2003 : AIMM (Mennonite Church Canada) Secunded to SIL in Burkina Faso

2004 : On partial leave of absence for studies, worked 1/3 time for MC Canada and AIMM

2005 – May 2010: AIMM (Mennonite Church Canada) Secunded to Burkina Bible Society, appointed as Honorary Translation Consultant for Burkina Faso 80% time, 20% time with AIMM.

June 2010 – August 2011  AIMM (Mennonite Church Canada)  Freelance services in consulting and teaching

September 2011 - Present: Commission to Every Nation: Freelance services in consulting, training and resource development for translation



Book Publications:

Journal publications:

Under the name Anne Garber:

Under the name Anne Garber Kompaoré:


Papers presented:

All of the above journal articles were originally presented as papers at conferences and colloquiums. The following unpublished papers were also presented at conferences.



Unpublished papers and research (this is a partial list, including mostly more recent work) :

Current interests and research


Anne Garber Kompaoré

April 29, 2014