Oleksii Melnychuk – President/CEO

Besides serving as CEO of Connect International, Oleksii is a leader, trainer, and consultant for the organization’s leadership development programs. He is also the founding president of Donetsk Christian University and co-founder of Euro-Asian Accrediting Association and Light of the Gospel Mission. Oleksii holds his master’s degree in World Christianity from Denver Seminary, CO, USA.

Andrew Romanov – Secretary

A business owner and CEO, Andrew serves as a volunteer officer of Connect International, supervises the organization’s Christian camp ministry, teaches Bible and theology courses, and oversees the Slavic ministry at Arcade Church of Sacramento, CA. He holds his bachelor’s degree in Biblical Literature from Multnomah Bible College and his Master of Divinity degree from Multnomah Biblical Seminary, OR, USA.

Sergei Borushko – Chairman of the Board

Working full time as a math teacher at Norwood Junior High School of Sacramento, CA, Sergei is actively involved in organizing short-term mission trips and teaching theology. He holds his bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from Odessa State University, Ukraine, and his master’s degree in the History of Christian Thought from Trinity International University, IL, USA.  

Peter Starodub – Director

Peter StarodubWorking full time as an electrical assembler at Siemens Industry, Inc., Peter also serves as Pastor of Missions at Resurrection EB Church of Sacramento, CA. He supervises Hope for the Blind and School of Prayer programs at Connect International. Peter holds a Certificate in Christian Leadership from Odessa Theological Seminary, Ukraine.   

Viktor Avdeyev – Director

Viktor serves full time as a Lead Pastor at Spring of Life Church of Everett, WA. He is a co-founder of Saint Petersburg Christian University and Bible for Everybody Publishing House as well as Pastor-founder of three churches in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Viktor holds his master’s degree in Christian Ministry from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary of Fresno, CA, USA.