MEET OUR TEAM

Alla Karpuk Our fearless leader. Alla began Grow Deep Teen School with a vision to see youth serve Jesus. Today Alla runs our administrative needs and handles a lot of the background work. She is our constant prayer warrior and the glue that holds our team together. She is a lover of all things chocolate, especially Nutella!  

Alla Karpuk

Our fearless leader. Alla began Grow Deep Teen School with a vision to see youth serve Jesus. Today Alla runs our administrative needs and handles a lot of the background work. She is our constant prayer warrior and the glue that holds our team together. She is a lover of all things chocolate, especially Nutella!  

Lena Karpuk Lena is our encourager. She never fails to light up the room with her smile and positivity. She is our prayer warrior! Lena loves our teens and believes in them even when they don't believe in themselves. She see's their God given potential and prays they come to know it for themselves.  Lena's joy comes from coffee and Jesus. 

Lena Karpuk

Lena is our encourager. She never fails to light up the room with her smile and positivity. She is our prayer warrior! Lena loves our teens and believes in them even when they don't believe in themselves. She see's their God given potential and prays they come to know it for themselves.  Lena's joy comes from coffee and Jesus. 

Slavic Silchuk Slavic is our wise counsel. When hard decisions are needed to be made we look to Slavic to provide us with a biblical answer. Slavic loves our teens and loves to see them serving the Lord. He is like a father, always willing to provide love, encouragement and support. 

Slavic Silchuk

Slavic is our wise counsel. When hard decisions are needed to be made we look to Slavic to provide us with a biblical answer. Slavic loves our teens and loves to see them serving the Lord. He is like a father, always willing to provide love, encouragement and support. 

 
Vadim Krasnodemsky Vadim is our grace-giver. He is always willing to give the teens one chance after another. He is always on their team. He has a big heart for our teens and runs his class room with a lot of grace and love. With a Ministerial Arts Degree, Vadim is excited to share his knowledge and love of the Word with our teens.  Vadim has an incredible approach with our teens and is a great mentor.   

Vadim Krasnodemsky

Vadim is our grace-giver. He is always willing to give the teens one chance after another. He is always on their team. He has a big heart for our teens and runs his class room with a lot of grace and love. With a Ministerial Arts Degree, Vadim is excited to share his knowledge and love of the Word with our teens.  Vadim has an incredible approach with our teens and is a great mentor. 

 

 

Erica Bogdanovich

Erica is our creative one. With an eye for all things hip Erica makes sure GDTM is "with it". Her desire is that our teens would get to truly know Jesus & His grace.  She teaches with passion and energy. Currently working on her MSW, Erica understands the need to meet teens where they are. She keeps things real with our teens & isn't afraid to have those hard conversations. She's a lover of coffee & all things breakfast. 

 
Paul Smolin Paul is our doer. He is always ready and willing to do whatever needs to be done, and he does it with a smile. He is a constant mentor for our teen boys. From (almost) beating them in sports to talking with them one on one, Paul is here to see teens love Jesus. Paul is a car enthusiast and coffee lover. 

Paul Smolin

Paul is our doer. He is always ready and willing to do whatever needs to be done, and he does it with a smile. He is a constant mentor for our teen boys. From (almost) beating them in sports to talking with them one on one, Paul is here to see teens love Jesus. Paul is a car enthusiast and coffee lover. 

Petr Smolin Petr is our go-to man. If there is something that needs to be handled, Petr is the man for the job. His passion is contagious and his fire for the Word is inspiring. Petr is loud and proud about the word of God and enjoys teaching as well as evangelizing. He runs our out-reach team and organizes the missions trips to Mexico.  In Petr's class you will never fall asleep! 

Petr Smolin

Petr is our go-to man. If there is something that needs to be handled, Petr is the man for the job. His passion is contagious and his fire for the Word is inspiring. Petr is loud and proud about the word of God and enjoys teaching as well as evangelizing. He runs our out-reach team and organizes the missions trips to Mexico.  In Petr's class you will never fall asleep! 

 
Vadim Minchuk Vadim is our believer.  He never stops believing in our teens and in our team. Vadim leads his class with a passion and desire for our teens to truly know Jesus personally. He wants to see our teens being used for God's glory.  He is our fashionista and coffee lover.  

Vadim Minchuk

Vadim is our believer.  He never stops believing in our teens and in our team. Vadim leads his class with a passion and desire for our teens to truly know Jesus personally. He wants to see our teens being used for God's glory.  He is our fashionista and coffee lover.  

 
Artem Olifir Artem is our dreamer. He knows God has great plans for our teens and is excited to see them live it out. His desire is to see teens use their youth to do great and amazing things for God. He prays our teens may know how to stand strong in a world they don't belong in.  He is the newest member to our team and a great help to our staff. 

Artem Olifir

Artem is our dreamer. He knows God has great plans for our teens and is excited to see them live it out. His desire is to see teens use their youth to do great and amazing things for God. He prays our teens may know how to stand strong in a world they don't belong in.  He is the newest member to our team and a great help to our staff. 

Lesya Grodzik Lesya is our planner.  From parties, events,  graduations, to meetings, Lesya has it scheduled, organized, and booked. Currently working on her LMFT ( Life, Marriage, & Family Therapy) Degree at William Jessup University, Lesya  brings her education & personal experiences into her mentorship with the teens. She is a constant support for our young ladies. 

Lesya Grodzik

Lesya is our planner.  From parties, events,  graduations, to meetings, Lesya has it scheduled, organized, and booked. Currently working on her LMFT ( Life, Marriage, & Family Therapy) Degree at William Jessup University, Lesya  brings her education & personal experiences into her mentorship with the teens. She is a constant support for our young ladies. 

 
Ella Melnik Ella is our sweetheart. She is a kind and loving soul, willing to go to great lengths to help our teens.  Knowing what a pivotal role teen school played in her own life, Ella is  excited have the opportunity to be that support to someone else. She hopes our teens can grow closer to their Savior through GDTM and is privileged to lead them. 

Ella Melnik

Ella is our sweetheart. She is a kind and loving soul, willing to go to great lengths to help our teens.  Knowing what a pivotal role teen school played in her own life, Ella is  excited have the opportunity to be that support to someone else. She hopes our teens can grow closer to their Savior through GDTM and is privileged to lead them.