Our Staff

 

Missionaries


 
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Roger McMurrin
Founder/Retired

Roger first came to Kyiv in 1992 and answered God’s call to live and serve there the following year. He founded the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and led them on 10 U.S. tours. He also planted two churches in Kyiv. He and his wife Diane are now retired and live in Lebanon, OH.


Diane McMurrin
Co-founder/Retired

Diane served as Music Mission Kiev’s Director of Communications for 25 years, and has shared hundreds of stories of the ministry’s work both online and in print. She is the author of four books.

 
 

U.S. Administrative Staff


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Greg Kannon
Chief Executive Officer

Trained as a classical pianist in his early years and later trained in voice, music is always part of Greg.  He has extended experience in leadership development, coaching/training, and executive/management positions within the corporate and faith communities.  As an Adjunct Professor in a seminary for over 12 years, his expertise is in Mentoring and Leadership.  He helps people take their next step in their faith and life journey.  Making disciples who make disciples in the image of Jesus is how he believes change in the world is accomplished.  He and his wife Donna, enjoy life together in Winter Garden, FL, and in the mountains of North Carolina, boating, traveling, reading, and doing anything outdoors.

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Veronica (Ronnie) Santeusanio
Office Director

Music has always been a part of Ronnie’s life, both personally and professionally. She now oversees managing the U.S. office as well as many ministry projects, including organizing and leading annual mission trips to Ukraine, and coordinating the widow sponsorship program. Ronnie enjoys spending her free time with family, friends, volunteers in her church bookstore, reading, kayaking and playing Top golf.

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Deborah Berger
Donor Relations Liasion

Deborah finds great joy in connecting people with the ways their gifts can meet the spiritual and financial needs of so many in Ukraine. In addition to her ministry through Music Mission Kiev, she volunteers her extra time at her local church and loves spending time with her family.

 

Ukraine Staff


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Serhiy Basarab
Vice President of Ukraine Operations

Serhiy has been a part of MMK’s ministry from the very beginning, interpreting at the first KSOC rehearsal in 1992. He draws on his experience in international relations and translation in his role as a liaison as he helps MMK develop relationships with media, churches and government offices.

Volodya Berezinets
Comptroller

Volodya’s love for music brought him to MMK, where he first started as a substitute musician in the KSOC. He then became orchestral librarian, where his meticulous work and humble spirit shone. He now serves as comptroller in the Kyiv office, using those skills to maintain organized records.

Vicktoria Konchakovskaya
Conductor and Creative Director of Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

A teacher and folk choir director, Viktoria joined the KSOC as a choir member and soon became assistant conductor. She also came to know Christ through her work with MMK. In her role, Viktoria manages radio programs, recordings, and seminar projects in churches across the former Soviet Union. She also helps plan all aspects of KSOC concert activities.

Sergii Golubnichi
Assistant Conductor of Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

In 2005-2007, he was principal conductor and artistic director of the Kyiv Youth Orchestra and Chorus, as continues working as the assistant conductor of the KSOC.

In addition, Sergii manages documents, registrations and other paperwork related to expats.

 

Valentina Yenicheck
Widow’s Ministry Team

Valentina started as a singer in the KSOC, then served as director of widows food distribution and choral librarian. She has a servant’s heart working in our widow’s ministry, and ensuring care of home bound widows.

Vadym Shevchenko
Physician

Vadym provides exceptional, compassionate medical care to our widows, pensioners, and others in need.

Irina Donochenko
Children's Ministries Pastor

A dynamic teacher and motivator, Irina serves as a pastor to children, youth, and families MMK reaches. She shepherds, shares the gospel, and leads MMK Bible camps for children and youth.

 

Oksana Polevichenko
Children’s Ministries Pastor

Oksana combines a tender heart with a wealth of experience sharing the gospel to serve orphans, fatherless children, and young widows in her role as children’s pastor. 

Sasha Agriyants
Relief Coordinator

Through strategic planning and relief deliveries, Sasha serves victims of war, wounded, and others in great need. He also leads at MMK’s summer Bible camp.

Anatasia Tkachuk
Office Receptionist

Her role as receptionist is multi-faceted as she answers the phone, welcomes visitors to the office, performs secretarial duties, sings in the KSOC choir, and serves as a translator for Helping Hands Mission Trip groups.

Svetlana Kazantseva
Director of Hospitality and Food Services

Certified Dietitian who purchases and prepares all food for events, including banquets, staff lunches, and Helping Hands team meals.

 

Sasha Pavlichenko
Facility and Set-up Director

Sasha oversees strategic facilities set-up for concerts, widow’s events, and St. Paul’s church.

Lena Sagun

Director of Widow’s Ministry

Directs the entire widow’s ministry, managing the food voucher program for 500 widows and pensioners. She is also our lead widow’s Bible class teacher and Evangelism Explosion Trainer.