Roy was born in Toronto and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He met his wife Becky in university, and they began to pursue missions together while Roy was studying graphic design. The Eyres joined Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1997 and headed to Calgary a year later. Their family eventually grew to include three children.

After four years with Wycliffe Canada, they moved to Orlando, Florida, to serve in Wycliffe USA’s communications department. There, Roy’s growing passion for leadership led to stints in administration, managing teams of mobilizers and then developing leaders for Wycliffe USA.

The Eyres returned to Calgary in September 2011 when Roy was called to serve as president of Wycliffe Canada. In February 2023 Roy stepped away from that role to take on a new challenge as associate director for Global Resourcing for Wycliffe’s key partner, SIL International. Becky is continuing to serve as Wycliffe Canada’s board admin and as research lead in Wycliffe Canada’s innovation lab.

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