Registration is Open for 2019 Church Interpreter Training (ASL)

Published on April 11th, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Church Interpreter Training Institute! CITI is a distinctive program, teaching students to interpret the Word of God into sign language accurately, which is God’s means of life and salvation for His people. This year’s program, June 13–16, 2019, will once again take place on the beautiful campus of Concordia Theological Seminary (6600 N.
Clinton St., Fort Wayne, Ind.) with classes in ASL linguistics, Facial and body expression, Religious vocabulary, Deaf culture, Biblical studies, and interpreting Scripture, liturgy, hymns
and songs. All levels are welcome, beginner to certified, and RID CEUs are available (2.0) for nationally certified interpreters.

Staff includes co-directors Pastor Thomas Dunseth and Deaconess Heidi Sias, each with more than 20 years of experience in Deaf ministry, as well as a Deaf deaconess, two nationally certified interpreters, and a seminary professor. The cost of the program is $200 for commuters and $350 for students needing lodging in the dorm. To register visit their website: or contact Deaconess Heidi Sias ( for more information. Deadline for registration is May 24, 2019. We hope to see you there!

You can view and download a pdf flyer of the event here to share with your congregation.