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Dale Smith

Executive Director/Interim Alaska Field Director


Dale and his wife Carol have been connected with InterAct for more than 30 years. God moved their hearts for missions in Alaska through the testimonies of Johnny Gillespie, one of the founding members of the organization (then known as Arctic Missions). They served for 3 1/2 years at Victory Bible Camp in Alaska. After some time off to pursue further studies, they moved to North Battleford, Saskatchewan in 1989 to work as church-planters among First Nations people. Dale later served as Canada Field Director. In 2010 Dale became InterAct's executive director.

Dan Mayerle

Canada Field Director


Dan and his wife Bev grew up in in the farming country of central Saskatchewan. They were married in 1985 while Dan was completing his Aircraft Maintenance Engineering training. During those years God revealed the need for discipleship and church planting among the urban populations of Canada’s aboriginal people. In 1988 they joined InterAct Ministries and the church planting ministry InterAct had already started in Calgary. For 20 years as they worked toward establishing a Native church their three children grew up in the small First Nations Christian community that emerged. After a few years of leadership mentoring Dan stepped into the role of field director as his mentor, Dale Smith, moved on and later became InterAct’s Executive Director.

Lucas Orner

Russia Field Director


Lucas and his wife Jamie have been serving in Siberia since 2008. They have four children, Sam, Sophie, and Daniel and Peter. God used newsletters from IA missionaries in Yakutia to place a passion on their hearts for the unreached of Siberia. After a year and a half of language study, Lucas and his family moved to Krasnoyarsk. He has been serving as leader of the Russia field since 2013.