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Our Team

Director Of OYM
Natalie Kapeluck Nixon

Natalie has served as the Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA since 2000. Her role as National Youth Director also encompasses supervision and planning of the camping ministry programming. She obtained her B.A. in the arts from Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Kapeluck Nixon sits on the Board of Directors for Orthodox Christian Fellowship and currently serves as the Chairman of the Orthodox Youth Directors in North America.


Currently there are three interns working with the Office of Youth Ministries. If you would like to become an intern click here to learn more!

Mikaela Kapeluck

from Carnegie, PA

Resource Creation/Grahic Design

Olena Lymar

from Chicago, IL

Resource Creation/Graphic Design

Liam Boris

Minneapolis, MN

Young Adult Ministry

Alexis Naumenko

Philadelphia, PA
Young Adult Ministry

Office of Youth Ministries


The Office of Youth Ministries is the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and Office of Camping Ministries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.

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Patron Saints


Learn about St. Christina of Tyre and St. Julian of Tarsus who are the Patron Saints for the youth of the UOC of USA.

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To order Icon prayer cards of the St. Christina and St. Julian Icon for your parish youth contact the Office of Youth Ministry.

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Mailing Address

Office of Youth Ministry

PO Box 869
Carnegie, PA 15106

Email and Telephone


412-977-2010 (Phone)