Siberia

Siberia

Micah & Georgi Costanzo (Appointees)

Micah and Georgi both grew up in central Virginia. Micah always felt called to missions. He served for a year in Puerto Rico working with the local population. Georgi earned an associate’s degree in Intercultural Studies and taught ESL to refugees. They met at church and connected over their passion for missions and love of language learning. In 2021 they got married and began to pursue full-time missionary work with InterAct. They desire to bring the light of the gospel to unreached peoples across Russia.

SIBERIA

Frankie & Irina Emrick

BIRTHDAYS
Frankie: May 30
Irina: February 27
ANNIVERSARY: September 21

Frankie was raised on the mission field in Alaska and Sakha, Russia. He graduated from Trinity Western University in Langley, BC in 2012 and moved to Krasnoyarsk, Russia in 2018, at which time he met Irina. Irina is a Buriat believer, 2010 Kazan’ Conservatory graduate and professional musician and hairdresser. Since their wedding in 2019, the Emricks’ vision for ministry has been to facilitate the growth of the global Church through supporting local leadership, providing hospitality and producing ethnic worship among the least-reached indigenous communities of Siberia, starting in Ulan-Ude.

SIBERIA

Lucas & Jamie Orner

BIRTHDAYS
Lucas: April 21st
Jamie: October 1st
Sam: August 28th
Sophia: May 7th
Daniel: May 10th
Peter: August 4th
ANNIVERSARY: December 20th, 2002

Lucas and Jamie met as undergrad students at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Six months after their wedding (summer 2003), they did their internship in Siberia with InterAct, where God opened their eyes to the needs among the forty plus unreached Siberian people groups. Their four children are an integral part of their ministry as their family stands out in a country of absent fathers. Their children love life in Russia, especially getting to ride the train and playing on ice slides in the winter.

The Orner’s ministry can be summarized by saying they support church planting in Siberia, which comes in many forms. They are involved in discipling, hospitality ministries, teaching English clubs, evangelism, etc. Arriving in Siberia in October 2008, they spent a year and a half studying the Russian language. Lucas became field director in 2013, and they currently live in Krasnoyarsk, a city of a million on the Trans-Siberian railroad.

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