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Crosby – Jerry and Beth – Oregon

Jerry: March 29th
Beth: November 25th
June 28th, 1980

Jerry grew up in upstate New York and is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute (BA and Ma.Min.) and George Williams College (M.S.). Beth was raised in northern Illinois and graduated from Southeastern Bible College (B.S.). They joined InterAct in 1982 and served on the staff of Victory Bible Camp until coming to the international office in 1989. They have two married sons and a married daughter. Jerry is InterAct’s U.S. director of human resources and international office administrator.

Page – Diane – Oregon

October 4th

Diane grew up in New York and Oregon. She and her husband DeWayne have two children and four grandchildren, so far =). She joined the InterAct Oregon office staff in 2005 to serve Christ in various ways working in the bookkeeping department. In 2010 she began focusing specifically on donor services, handling the receiving, processing, and receipting of all gifts. One of her favorite verses is Colossians 3:23-24, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”

You can support the work Diane is doing by giving to InterAct's General Fund, which helps cover office operations.

Slawson – Thomas and Cristy – Oregon

Thomas: April 28th
Cristy: January 22nd
Isaiah: February 6th
Nadia: May 24th
Lily: August 12th
December 27th, 2003

Thomas grew southeast Louisiana and Mississippi. After studying music in college, he began to feel burdened for the former Soviet Union. After taking several short trips to Ukraine and Russia, he began studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi where he met Cristy. They were married in 2003 and served in a local church doing youth and music. They joined InterAct Ministries in 2005 and began making plans to move to the mission field. In 2011 they faced the difficult decision to return to the States in order to better care for their oldest son who has special needs. After about a year of basing their ministry out of their home in Mississippi they felt called to move to Oregon for Thomas to serve out of InterAct’s U.S. office as Communications Director. Thomas' responsibilities include telling the story of what God is doing on on the fields through print, visual and digital media, as well as serving field missionaries in a number of ways. He also helps in the areas of recruitment, technical support, Bible evaluations for new missionaries, and has helped with training and discipleship of new staff. They have four children, Isaiah, Nadia, Lily, and Stephen.

In August 2019 Thomas resigned from InterAct to join the pastoral staff at Faith Baptist Fellowship in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Walker – George and Harriett – California

George: November 2nd
Harriett: September 19th

George and Harriett spent 18 years overseas in cross-cultural church planting. Their ministry began in January of 1978. That year they Lord sent them to the land of Papua New Guinea. There they had the privilege to pioneer a work with their co-workers, Bob and Noby Kennell, among the Bisorio people. The Bisorios were an isolated tribe with little contact with the “outside” world. By God’s grace there are now 5 churches and 8 Bisorio pastors. The entire New Testament and a large portion of the Old Testament scriptures have been translated into the Bisorio language. The Walkers continue to have a ministry with the Bisorio believers through periodic visits and continued work on Bible commentaries. The Walkers have recently joined InterAct, and George will be involved with staff training.