Our Team

Ed Dickson

Ed Dickson and his family have been serving orphan children, seniors, refugees and local churches in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and the Middle East since 1996.

Ed was born in Canada, raised on a tomato farm, and received a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics. One day, visiting orphan children in Ukraine, his life goals were changed. Ed has been serving children since that day.

Our Leaders

Irina Krizhanovskaya

has been working with Loads of Love since 2006. Initially, she was helping children with special needs, and then the Lord revealed a huge opportunity to help adults with special needs. Now she realizes that she was being prepared for this all her life. When she was growing up, she was afraid of people with special needs, but gradually that fear gave way to compassion. Now she is driven by a passion to give these people a full life

Program Director, Ukraine

Alfiya M has been working with Loads of Love for over 15 years. She is helping seniors and the homeless in Uzbekistan.

Regional Director, Uzbekistan

Sergey and Anya Bajenov
have been serving with Loads of Love for over 20 years. They are helping orphan children in Kyrgyzstan. Hanna Massad Regional Director, Middle East Hanna Massad is our partner in Jordan (where he leads a vibrant group of Iraqi Christians) and Gaza (where he pastored the church for many years).

Regional Directors, Kyrgyzstan

Anya Boyarskaya manages our mission teams and is also responsible for communications.

Program Director, Ukraine

Dima Zaichko
has been serving with Loads of Love in Ukraine for 12 years. He has witnessed amazing miracles while coordinating surgeries and rehabilitation for orphans and children with special needs. Over 200 very special children have been literally put on their feet through thid work! Dima gets extreme joy from helping these children and ensuring they receive the care they truly deserve. Dima says, "When we help others realize their dreams — God helps us realize ours!"

Medical Director, Ukraine

Hanna Massad was a poor Greek Orthodox kid born and raised amidst the injustice and violence of Palestine’s Gaza Strip. He hungered for the God he didn’t know and learned to love unconditionally the people who hated him. Loads of Love has partnered with Hanna to provide humanitarian assistance to Iraqi refugees in Jordan.

Program Director, Middle East

Lena Taran directs an amazing team who ring crafts, Bible stories and games to children in orphanages in Ukraine. She coordinates summer Bible camps for over 1,000 children each summer and also runs the McJoyful Christmas program! Tanya Belashova Program Director, Ukraine Tanya founded and manages our programs in the public schools of Ukraine. Lena Giniatulina Program Director, Ukraine Lena is the pastor of a church in Ukraine and provides training courses for children in public schools and vulnerable families.

Program Director, Ukraine

Vitaliy Kolonii is developing our summer camp for special needs children.

Program Director, Ukraine

Anya Kozub coordinates our programs assisting special needs children and adults.

Program Director, Ukraine

Lidia Lepehina pastors a church in Ukraine and handles all our accounting and reporting processes.

Treasurer, Ukraine

Yury Soroka is the "jack of all trades" who helps to make all our lives just a bit more fun.

Superstar, Ukraine

Olya Slobodanyuk
has been working with Loads of Love in Ukraine for over 20 years. She serves, along with a group of enthusiastic volunteers, at the Orphanage for Children with Special Needs in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. Her team provides food, medicine and other essential goods for the children. They help them with games, crafts get them outside for fresh air and exercise. They even organize birthday parties to ensure that these amazing kids never feel forgotten. Success is seeing the kids realize their potential and receiving the genuine love they give so freely!

Program Director, Ukraine

Anya Zaichko manages our child sponsorship program and coordinates assistance for orphanages and families in need..

Program Director, Ukraine

Alex Makayov pastor a church in Ukraine and is our connection to the former Mennonite colonies here.

Program Director, Ukraine

Lena Giniatulina is the pastor of a church in Ukraine and provides training courses for children in public schools and vulnerable families.

Program Director, Ukraine

Tatyana Brusnik assists with our efforts to help families with special needs children.

Program Director, Ukraine

Zhenya and his wife Bogdana Sidoruk live in Poltava, Ukraine, and coordinate outreach to orphanages and youth.

Program Director, Ukraine

Tanya Belashova founded and manages our programs in the public schools of Ukraine.

Program Director, Ukraine

Loads of Love ... "Sharing God's love in our own community and around the world"

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