MEET OUR TEAM

  Alla Karpuk    Our fearless leader. Alla began Grow Deep Teen School with a vision to see teens 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 teens 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 also 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 also 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. 

  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 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. 

 

 
  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. 

 
  Alina Symonik   Alina joins us this year to pour into the next generation. Having been greatly impacted by GDTM when she was a teen, Alina wants to be a part of mentoring teens today because they are the future church. Alina knows that she would not be the same person today if was not for GDTM, her teachers, and mentors and hopes to be a change agent for our teens today. Alina loves peanut butter in everything.   

Alina Symonik

Alina joins us this year to pour into the next generation. Having been greatly impacted by GDTM when she was a teen, Alina wants to be a part of mentoring teens today because they are the future church. Alina knows that she would not be the same person today if was not for GDTM, her teachers, and mentors and hopes to be a change agent for our teens today. Alina loves peanut butter in everything.

 

  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. 

 
  Lina Melnik   Lina joins us this year with a passion to serve our teens. She remembers GDTM as a place where she was always welcomed, encouraged, people were excited to see her, and it was here that she fell in love with the Word of God. It changed her life and she hopes to be there for other teens like the GDTM staff was there for her. Her hope is that teens would realize the abounding love of Christ and know that His plans are bigger than their own.

Lina Melnik

Lina joins us this year with a passion to serve our teens. She remembers GDTM as a place where she was always welcomed, encouraged, people were excited to see her, and it was here that she fell in love with the Word of God. It changed her life and she hopes to be there for other teens like the GDTM staff was there for her. Her hope is that teens would realize the abounding love of Christ and know that His plans are bigger than their own.

Erica Bogdan ovich

Erica is our real one. Her desire is that our teens would get to truly know Jesus & His grace.  She teaches with passion, energy, and a lot of hand motions.  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, tacos, & books. 

 
  Sofia Krasnodemsky   Sofia is our organized one. Sofia works hard behind the scenes to put together all the things needed to ensure that GDTM is ready for our events, trips, and outings. We would be a mess without her! Sofia joined GDTM in hopes to inspire the teens as she sees so much of herself in them and wants to leverage that insight to be able to influence and encourage teens. Sofia loves spicy food, pizza, and cannot live without Russian sandwiches.

Sofia Krasnodemsky

Sofia is our organized one. Sofia works hard behind the scenes to put together all the things needed to ensure that GDTM is ready for our events, trips, and outings. We would be a mess without her! Sofia joined GDTM in hopes to inspire the teens as she sees so much of herself in them and wants to leverage that insight to be able to influence and encourage teens. Sofia loves spicy food, pizza, and cannot live without Russian sandwiches.

  Alex Mishchuk    Alex joins us this year with a passion to mentor our teens. For him, it's all about relationships.  As father and business owner, Alex understands first hand that when Jesus is the center of your life, He will take care of everything else. He believes in teaching teens practical methods of living out their faith. He is excited to spend Mondays with our teens and build relationships.   

Alex Mishchuk

Alex joins us this year with a passion to mentor our teens. For him, it's all about relationships.  As father and business owner, Alex understands first hand that when Jesus is the center of your life, He will take care of everything else. He believes in teaching teens practical methods of living out their faith. He is excited to spend Mondays with our teens and build relationships.

 

  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. 

 
  Olga Titarenko   Olga is our creative one. With an eye for all things creative and beautiful, Olga is here to make sure GDTM is on point. She handles our social media and our website. Having recently graduated GDTM Olga saw first hand what an impact it had on our own life and hopes to be that same influence in the life of other teens. She loves caramel macchiatos, watercolors, and oil painting.  

Olga Titarenko

Olga is our creative one. With an eye for all things creative and beautiful, Olga is here to make sure GDTM is on point. She handles our social media and our website. Having recently graduated GDTM Olga saw first hand what an impact it had on our own life and hopes to be that same influence in the life of other teens. She loves caramel macchiatos, watercolors, and oil painting.