Mykhaylo Melnikov, CCX Ukraine General Secretary

Mikhaylo has been with CCX since 2004, starting from being student leader, then student worker in the Crimea and regional coordinator in Kyiv. 

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, Pioneering Director

Marina started to work at CCX in 2014, sharing her vision with many Christian students. And now she is the Pioneering Director. Maryna helps students plant groups in university cities that currently do not have student Christian groups. 

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?”


Viktoriia Aharkova, Director of Student Ministry

In 2012-2014, Viktoriia served as a staff worker with students in Crimea. In 2015, she moved to Kharkiv together with the team. For three years, Viktoriia has been actively engaged in foreign international students’ ministry, and since 2021, she has been serving CCX Ukraine as the Director of Student Ministry.
I serve at CCX because I repented through Bible study at the university. God reached me there through a group of Christian students. Therefore, after graduation, I decided to commit my life to student ministry, and over a decade, the Lord has been leading and guiding me in this mission.




Irena Huseva, HR Manager 

Presently Irena is the coordinator of CCX Ukraine training programs 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.


Serhiy Lebedyev, Fundraising Manager

Serhiy studied in Poland where he earned a Master’s Degree in English philology. In September 2017, he started to work at CCX as a staff worker in the Central Region. As of September, 2018, Serhiy serves as the Fundraising Director of CCX Ukraine.

"My vocation is ministry. I decided to join the ministry of CCX Ukraine because it combines 5 main landmarks, by which I choose a place to work: 1) what I like to do, 2) what I am good at, 3) what is paid for, 4 ) what is useful to society, 5) and what is in accordance with God's will and His plan for my life. The location is not as important to me as the value of the work.  I returned to Ukraine in order to influence at least one soul and this desire of mine perfectly coincides with the vision and mission of CCX Ukraine.”


Vasyl Aharkov, Team Leader in Kharkiv   

Vasyl has been with CCX since 2015 when he began as a student leader, then became a student worker in Kharkiv, and now he serves as regional coordinator in Kharkiv. 

In 2015 he graduated from Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University with a master’s degree in System Engineering and Robotics. Vasyl is currently studying at the Evangelical Reformed Seminary of Ukraine in the Masters of Theological Studies program.


“CCX is a unique ministry that teaches students to live by the Gospel. I like to see students change and affect everything around them. I want to help Ukrainian students change our country for the better.”


Dasha Bekh, Team Leader in Odessa     

Dasha studied at Kherson State University, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Foreign Philology. She has been working with CCX since 2006 (with a few years’ break) and served as the English ministry coordinator for more than ten years. She also helped to develop student chapters in Kyiv, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, and Izmail.             

"CCX is a place where people believed in me and helped me to reveal myself. I appreciate every staff worker who has invested in me and encouraged me to take steps of faith. CCX is a mission whose main priority is the spiritual growth of students, the discovery of their gifts, and the introduction to their calling. Discipleship, evangelism and mission are the pillars on which CCX stands, and I have stood on these also, for more than ten years! Discipleship is my favorite part of the ministry. There is nothing more wonderful to me than seeing how students grow in God, how their lives change, and how they begin to invest in other students."


Yevgen Kulchytsky, Team Leader in L'viv

Yevgen studied at L’viv National Music Academy, graduating with a Master’s Degree, and a specialty in Orchestral Music. In 2016, he graduated from Irpin Bible Seminary in Ukraine with a specialty in Pastoral Ministry.


"My great and sincere desire is to help students understand God’s call in their lives and live according to it. For me CCX is a team of like-minded people. I joined CCX Ukraine, because I saw there a team of people who truly loves students, nurtures leaders, teaches them to work in a team, and trains them to serve other students."



Hanna Skryshevs'ka, Team Leader in Kyiv      

Hanna graduated from Kharkiv Pedagogical University, Foreign Languages Faculty, where she participated in the activities of CCX Ukraine as a student. Since 2016, Hanna has been serving at CCX in Kyiv: first as a student, and since 2021, as the Team Leader of the local staff team.

"When I was a student, CCX changed my life and the lives of my friends, who were Christians or seekers. I continue to serve at CCX because I want to be part of the changes that God makes in the hearts of many students each year. It inspires me to see students influence their universities, their churches, and after graduation their workplaces".