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Mission Eurasia trains, equips, and mobilizes national Christian leaders throughout Eurasia and Israel who are engaging in evangelism, church-planting, holistic ministries, and church growth to transform their countries for Christ.

Sergey Rakhuba, President

Our History

Mission Eurasia (formerly called Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries) was founded in 1991 just after the collapse of the Soviet Union by Reverend Peter and Anita Deyneka to react quickly and decisively to new opportunities for evangelism and church-planting in this former communist empire.

Today, under the leadership of Sergey Rakhuba, Mission Eurasia and its in-country affiliate Mission Eurasia Field Ministries work in 13 countries of Eurasia and Israel to train, equip, and mobilize the Next Generation of Christian leaders to transform their nations for Christ through strategic, holistic ministry.

What We Believe


Mission Eurasia’s mission is to train, equip, and mobilize Christian leadership throughout Eurasia, who will engage in indigenous evangelism, church-planting, holistic ministries, and church growth by developing creative and strategic ministries and by facilitating partnerships between nationals and Western Christians.


Our vision is to evangelize, train, equip, and mobilize the Next Generation in the countries of Eurasia and Israel to lead the church in transforming their nations for Christ.

Core Values

  • Centrality of the church
  • Bible-centered
  • Stewardship
  • Field-driven
  • Accountability
  • Purpose-driven
  • Networking and partnerships

Click here to read our Statement of Faith.

School Without Walls leader being baptized

Our Leadership

Diane Knopp

Chief Financial Officer
and Chief Operating Officer

Jean Zatulovsky
Senior Director
Communications and Grant Management

Field Ministries Leadership

Alexandr Belev

Executive Director for Field Ministries

Rev. Mykhailo Brytsyn

Director of ME Religious Freedom Initiative

Pavel Tokarchuk

Director of School Without Walls (SWW) and Mission Eurasia Office in Russia

Radion Velchev

 Director of Next Generation Professional Leadership Initiative

Roman Sukhar

Director of School Without Walls in Ukraine

Board of Directors

Mr. Wayne Shepherd
West Chicago, IL

Mr. Sergey Rakhuba
Spring Hill, TN

Mrs. Anita Deyneka
Director Emeritus
Wheaton, IL

Mrs. Carla Voss Genelly
Chicago, IL

Mr. Michael Johnson
Carol Stream, IL

Mr. Paul Mercer
Cobourg, Ontario CA

Ms. Lauren Homer
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Mr. Jon C Wiebe
Hillsboro, KS

Mrs. Barbara Erickson
Hinsdale, IL

2022 Mission Eurasia Board

Advisory Council

Dr. John Bernbaum

Rev. Ren Broekhuizen

Rev. Nikolai Bugriyev

Mr. Doug Burleigh

Mr. Phill Butler

Mr. Austin Chapman

Rev. Paul Demyanik

Mr. Serge Duss

Dr. Mark Elliott

Mr. Dwight Gibson

Dr. Orest Holovaty

Mrs. Barbara Kay

Mr. Dale Keasling

Dr. Gregory Komendant

Dr. Peter Kuzmic

Mrs. Rosemary MacFadyen

Mr. Brian O’Connell

Dr. Rick Ostrander

Mr. Marty Painter

Mr. Lynn Reimer

Mr. George Roller

Mr. Mark Sawyer

Dr. Richard Scheuerman

Dr. Joseph Stowell

Mr. Greg Yoder

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