Ukraine Service-Learning Trip


Esther Harsh and Tara Belt will be leading a two-week long service-learning trip to Kharkiv, Ukraine in July of 2020. This trip is open to young adults (ages 18-35) who actively participate in the Northern Ohio District Church of the Brethren. Esther and Tara are graduates of Malone University where they began taking service learning trips as students. Those trips inspired them to serve as missionaries in Ukraine from 2006 - 2013 where they worked together serving orphans.

They will be leading a team of 10 others who would like to join them in ministry and for a cross cultural learning experience. This will be an opportunity to serve, lead, and learn from others around the world. We will be partnering with national Ukrainians to work in orphanages and with university students. If you are interested in becoming part of the team, learning about another culture, and expanding your world view, follow the steps below to learn more about the trip and apply.

Step 1: Read Ukraine Focus and Objectives

Step 2: Fill out the online application.

Application Process:

Application due Saturday, October 12th.
Phone/Video Interviews October 14th - 19th.
Confirmation of trip team October 20-21.
First team meeting October 26th, 1PM. Location Canton, OH TBD.

Contact Esther at 330.880.7161 or at with questions.