Leadership Team

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Our Leadership Team

InterAct Ministries is governed by a board of directors and led by an executive director. Each of our fields of ministry also led by a field director who typically assembles a leadership team comprised of several field missionaries.

Dale Smith

Executive 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.

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.

Steve Horsman

Alaska Field Director

Steve and his wife Jill joined InterAct in 1989 and ministered in Alaska for two years, and then transitioned to Canada where they were blessed to live among the Chilcotin nation for twenty-one years. The Horsmans transitioned to Alaska in 2013 to be a part of reaching the unreached through strategic partnerships and collaboration. Their focus is on equipping, facilitating, and networking. They currently coordinate the LEaD Alaska discipleship program and EnGage! Alaska. In 2018 Steve became the Alaska Field 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.