Steve and Jill Horsman have served with InterAct Ministries since they moved to Alaska in 1989. They worked their first two years at Victory Bible Camp after serving for seven years in multiple roles at a Christian camp in Wisconsin. Over the next twenty-one years, they lived with the Chilcotin in central British Columbia and were blessed to have the people welcome them into their community. They began learning the language, started a small house church, and assisted with community development.
In 2013, Steve and Jill moved back to Alaska to be part of reaching the least-reached through strategic partnerships and collaboration. They launched LEaD Alaska, a residential discipleship ministry, and began implementing the summer internship program EnGage! Alaska.
Steve accepted the position as InterAct’s Alaska field director in 2018. His responsibilities include leadership, strategies and staff oversight for the field and working with the executive leadership team.
This year they are working toward the implementation of two new ministries. One is a counseling center on the Lazy Mountain Campus that will support village missionaries and provide caring discipleship for people on the road system. The second is a network that will support Christian educators serving in remote village schools. Steve and Jill believe these new endeavors will play a critical role in expanding the reach of the gospel into Alaska.
Also, this year, the Horsmans will transition out of several ministries they have led, releasing them to new staff. Their primary focus will be leading the field staff. They are thankful for the people God has brought to the Alaska field and appreciate prayer for wisdom and focus as they seek to support them.