Yuliia Nikolaichuk, CCX Ukraine General Secretary

Yulia has been with CCX since 2007, starting from being student leader, then student worker in the Crimea and regional coordinator in Kyiv. Now she is the executive director of CCX Ukraine. She has earned Master’s degree of physics and mathematics at Franka Zhytomyr Pedagogic University.

“I am with CCX because it is like a family that embraces and takes care of anyone. It is a place of growth, leadership and missionary ministry. For every thinking student CCX creates an environment for truth search. We are bringing an intellectual Gospel into universities. Most precious is that our ministry methods are up-to-date and the ministry itself is carried out by students.”

Mykhaylo Melnikov, East Region Coordinator

Mikhaylo is the coordinator of the Eastern region CCX with headquarter in Kharkiv.

He is a specialist of Informational calculating systems, graduated from National Aerospace University KhAI.


“I am with CCX because it fascinates me that Christianity can be intellectual. I want Ukrainian students to see the beauty of it.”



Maryna Gnatyshyna, Central Region Coordinator

Marina started to work at CCX in 2014, sharing her vision with many Christian students. And now she is the coordinator of CCX in the Central region. 

Graduated from Kyiv National Linguistic University as an English and German interpreter.

I love working with CCX because it is actually dealing with the eternal things. It is amazing  - helping Christian students with being the light and the salt in their universities and then see their friends coming to Christ. What can be better than that?”


Alexander Zhakun, South Region Coordinator

Alexander is the coordinator of CCX in Odessa and Southern Ukraine (including the Crimea).

Graduated from Simferopol Transport College and Ukrainian Lutheran Theological Seminary of St. Sophia as deacon.

Married, has a son.

“I work for CCX because it is one of few Christian organizations in Ukraine that is working for the future of our society, helping students grow not only spiritually. There is this opportunity to share with students what God has given me so that they will be able to become active members of the society.


Irena Huseva, West Region Coordinator 

Presently Irena is the coordinator of CCX Ukraine training programs and also works with students in Lviv.

Irena graduated from Pedagogic University as the teacher of English and German. She also studied at International Chris tian centre in Austria - certified courses of theology, art and psychology. Graduated from “NGO Management” certified program at Ukrainian Catholic University.

Married, has two sons.


Yevgen Shatalov, Fundraising Director

Yevgen studied in Belgium where earned Maters' degree in Theology. Started fundraising for his university while working there as a teacher. WIth time fundraising for CCX became his main occupation.

Married, has a daughter.

" I like working with CCX because I can witness the esults of my work. I can actually see the lives of young people practically transforming under the impact of eternal Gospel. I believe that these young people will renew and change our country for the better. My working with CCX is my contribution in Ukraine's tansformation."

Polina Biriukova, English Department Director     

Polina Biriukova is a full time staff with CCX-Ukraine, Director of English Department.

Polina graduated from Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.              

“CCX is huge support group and a school for my spiritual and personal growth. It helped me to identify and develop the potential of a leader and grow as evangelist. This is what I offer students I work with. I help them to idetify and develop their God's given potential, take responsibility for the university they study at and boldly share the Gospel with their friends."