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Professors & Staff


Our professors are pastors and teachers from several Reformed denominations such as the Presbyterian Church in America, the United Reformed Church of Canada, and the Christian Reformed Church of the USA and Canada. They are all deeply committed to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and to His Great Commission of making disciples of all nations and leading them to grow in faith and obedience. 

Van Lees and Kirk Swanson with Natasha and Students

Bob Beasley with Students Nikolay and Alexander

Van Lees Relaxing with Staff and Husbands at a local Kiev Restaurant

Staff in Ukraine

NATASHA - Administrator/Translator


Natasha has been the RITE Administrator/ Translator for many years. She has a university degree in English and Russian literature from Gorlovka Institute in Foreign Languages, and is thoroughly equipped to translate for us. Her administration function is vital to our continuing success. Natasha is married to Sergei and has two grown daughters.

YANA - Translator


Yana has also been translating for RITE for many years and is trained in English and German at Donets’k State University. She was preceded in her position by her husband Max. Yana and Max have three children.



SASHA - Dean of Students  


Sasha began his studies at RITE in Donets'k in 2007. He was an exceptional student and now serves as our Dean of Students, attending all the classes with the students and teaching periodically in the winter months. 

EUGENE - Dean 


Eugene was also an exceptional student at RITE in the Donets'k region for several years. He was the pastor of Light of Resurrection Church in Makeevka, Ukraine. He now assists Sasha with the students’ studies and teaches a couple of times a year.

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