About Polyglossia

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Polyglossia is a real-time, AI based, transcription and translation service that was born to meet a real need that we faced when planting a new church in Christiansburg, VA.  We had a member who was deaf and he would only attend on weekends that his wife was not working as a nurse.  We did not have anyone else to interpret for him but we wanted to make our service more inclusive so that he could worship every week.  The Lord had given us the background and skills needed to put a solution together.  Our first version of this solution delivered only transcribed text to a tablet that he could read.  We later had another hearing impaired person start attending, and all we had to do was hand them another tablet.

A couple years later, we were discussing with a friend and pastor, the issue they were facing to connect with Ukrainian Refugees who had recently started attending his church.  By adding translation to the streamed text we could dramatically improve the understanding of the sermon while making the refugees feel loved and valued.


Heath Kouns -

Jesus Follower. Husband to Penny. Father of 5.

Admin Pastor of Hope Valley Church

Engineering Manager. Innovation Team Lead. Global Product Line Mgr. 


Nathan Ehresman -

Jesus Follower. Husband to Ruth. Father of 3.

Leadership Team of Hope Valley Church

Entrepreneur. Software Engineer.