Roger Peace – President, Word of Life Bible Institute

Roger is a passionate leader with experience in multiple ministry endeavors. Having been in leadership roles for over 20 years at Word of Life Fellowship, (Missionary Services Coordinator, Vice-President of Ministry Services, C.O.O, and Chief Strategy Officer) and each experience has uniquely prepared him for leadership of the Word of Life Bible Institute.

Roger is joyfully married to Cathy, who serves alongside him in multiple ways. Together they have four children. Nathan, now married to Melissa, Marcus, Lauren, and Addison. Roger enjoys sports and in particular cheering on his children at sporting events, and of course the biggest fan of the Word of Life Huskies.

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The Bridge – Updates from the Office of the President



From the Office of the President…

The Bridge: Accommodations for Graduation 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,  We are excited to celebrate the Class of 2021 with you in August! If you are still in need of accommodations, there are a few options available to you. At The Pines, we have a few primitive, two-, four-, and eight-person cabins available. The prices for these cabins are as follows: Primitive cabin weekend price: $210 Two-person cabin weekend price: $230 Four-person cabin weekend price: $258 Eight-person cabin weekend price: $340 We also have standard rooms available at our Lakeside property, which are priced at $240 for the weekend.  You can book a room or cabin at The Pines or Lakeside by visiting the links below. If you need further assistance, please email   The Pines: Book NowLakeside: Book Now If you would like to book lodging outside of Word of Life, we would suggest visiting for some local options.  As a reminder, here is …

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The Bridge: May 7th

  Dear Parents and Guardians, Every year at this time, I get a bit nostalgic and I wonder where the time has gone. Walking past empty classrooms and quiet dorms feels strange, and I miss the laughter and greetings of the wonderful students we have here at WOLBI. What a blessing they are! Thank you for letting me serve your students this year. I’m praying for them–and for you– as they transition home for this time, and I can’t wait to have our campus filled with young people serving Jesus during summer camp this year.   New York Youth Camps We’re excited about summer camps! The Ranch, The Ridge, and The Island will all take place on the Bible Institute property, which has already been outfitted in most areas to meet current COVID Guidelines. The Ranch (elementary school) program will continue to operate on a separate schedule from the older …

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The Bridge: April 23rd

  Dear Parents and Guardians, I hope you are doing well and looking forward to having your students home for break! I know I am looking forward to spending some time with my son before camp starts this summer. I am pleased to share that currently on campus, we have only a single student who has tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, we have also placed seven other students in precautionary quarantine. We are grateful for the Lord’s protection during this time as well as our students’ and staff’s adherence to our Protecting One Another by Preferring One Another plan. It has been a joy to hear from many of you about the changes you’ve seen in your children’s lives over the past year. It has been a fantastic reminder to me that God’s Word never returns void. I hope to see many of them return …

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The Bridge: March 26th

  Strengthening the Parent-Student Connection A Note from Karen Smith, Dean of Women  Your student is just about to complete an amazing year of digging deep in God’s Word, and you’re probably excited to know all they have learned! Here are some ideas to connect with your student as they return home for break: Ask about the lessons God taught them this year. Our theme was “Trustworthy”, and we focused specifically on how God had proven and continues to prove Himself trustworthy.  Many students have shared incredible stories of how God has deepened their trust in Him. Each student has a favorite class and/or teacher. Ask your student which ones they liked, and why. What did they learn through those classes? Talk about friendships, and get to know their friends! How have they seen relationships change and grow this year? What has God taught them about healthy relationships? Catch their …

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The Bridge: March 12th

  Dear Parents and Guardians, Greetings from Word of Life Bible Institute! The sun is out, the air is warmer, and you can feel the excitement as students enjoy the outdoors. Spring is always a wonderful reminder that summer is coming–and so is camp! We do plan on operating camp, as New York State has given the green light. In the coming days and weeks ahead, we will share our summer camp plans with staff, students, parents, and campers. While we are still waiting on NYS for guidance, we are confident we must continue to plan and move forward. I know Easter is a special time, especially for followers of Christ. However, we’d like to ask for your cooperation as we have adjusted our spring semester to not include a break, and we have specifically asked students not to travel for Easter. At this point, we will only approve emergency …

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The Bridge: February 26th

Dear Parents and Guardians, We are so excited to share that we will be able to open our summer camps in New York this season! We had been praying and planning to that end and last week heard official word from Governor Cuomo’s office that summer camps can prepare to open. We are still awaiting more guidance but hope to have this in the coming weeks to further communicate our plans with you. Keep reading for updates on academics, financial aid, athletics, student life, Missions Conference, Florida updates, and upcoming events. Academics This spring, we are offering two elective classes for students: The Life and Writings of C.S. Lewis taught by Dr. Paul Weaver and Biblical Counseling Problems and Procedures taught by Mr. Joe Schenke. You can read more about these courses below: The Life and Writings of C.S. Lewis This course explores the life and writings of C.S. Lewis, …

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