Eduard Khegay

The 2012 Northern Europe & Eurasia Central Conference in Kaunas elected Rev. Dr. Eduard Khegai as new bishop for The Eurasia Episcopal Area.

On October 231 the Service of Consecration of Bishop Eduard Khegai was celebrated in The United Methodist Church in Kaunas.

On December 14, 2012 Bishop Eduard Khegai was installed at a speciel Service in Moscow.

Personal mission statement:
My mission is to inspire people to become Christ-like and develop into full God-given potential to serve God and people.

Biographical information:
Born on April 20, 1970 in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, Soviet Union
Maried to Viktoria Nogay (2000). Daughter Liudmila (2001).

2007-2010 Doctor of Ministry, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, USA
1998-2001 Master of Divinity, Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1993-1996 Certificate of Church Leadership, Moscow United Methodist Theological Seminary
1987-1993 Diploma in hydraulic engineering from Bauman Moscow State Technical University
2007 Trainer for Eurasia Leadership Institute with Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS, USA
2012 Trainings in professional coaching at International Coaching Academy in Moscow, Russia

Appointments in the United Methodist Church:
2005-present Assistant to the Bishop, Eurasia Episcopal Area
2005-present Pastor of Raduga UMC in Moscow, Russia
Mission work in Central Asia, social ministry for disabled and elderly, financially self-sufficient church since 2007
2012-present Director of International Relations at Center for Church Leadership in Central Asia
2009-2011District Superintendent of Central Asia district
2003-2005District Superintendent of St.Petersburg district
2003-2005 Pastor of Aspiration UMC in St.Petersburg, Russia
2001-2003Director of Church Development for Eurasia UMC
Starting and developing new Bible groups in Eurasia, Christian education and leadership trainings
2001 Ordained elder
1998-2001 Study at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1996-1998Pastor of First UMC in St.Petersburg, Russia

Other work experience:
UMC in Eurasia:
since 2012 Member of the steering committee of Academy for Evangelism with GBGM
2010-2011Member of Administrative Council
2009-2011 Teaching at Moscow Seminary “Church Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit” - 117 -
since 2011 Initiating and developing Center for Church Leadership in Central Asia and fundraising for it
since 2011 Member of the steering committee of Institute for Excellence in Preaching
since 2010 Developing and leading training in coaching for Area cabinet
since 2010 Initiating and developing Student Forum in Central Asia
2001-2011 Leading seminars, lectures, workshops at Student Forums, leading seminars on church leadership self-sufficiency, what does it mean to be a United Methodist, self-organization and time-management for districts in Eurasia
2009 Spiritual director for Walk to Emmaus in Satka, Russia
since 2009 Co-leading training for new district superintendents
since 2009 Preparing and co-leading Central Asia Consultation
since 2009Working group on Eurasia Road Map
since 2008Working group on Eurasia UMC Pension Fund
since 2006 Coordinating charitable events and ministry with disabled
since 2006 Starting and managing Mesto Vstrechi – The Upper Room magazine in Russian,
since 2005 Russia Initiative Consultations (every 18 months), preparations and speaking
since 2005 Initiating and developing Student Forum in Northwest Russia Annual Conference
since 2005 Managing multiple publication projects including The Book of Discipline (2005) in Russian
2002 Initiating and managing of book publication “The Russia United Methodist Church”
since 1993 Organizing and leading youth camps, church retreats, children camps, student forums

General Conference and Central Conference:
2012 Central Conference delegate
2010 The Annual Conference of the British Methodist Church
2009 Working with GCFA and European UMC leaders on new apportionments system
2008 Central Conference delegate
2003-2005Central Conference Board of Global Ministries

Ecumenical representation:
2011-present Member of the Lausanne Movement committee for Eurasia
2010-present Evangelical Council in Eurasia
2010 Protestant Leadership Summit
2009-present Member of the expert group for Protestant Council
2006-present Representing UMC in Eurasia at Protestant Council of Russia

Work experience in other organizations and corporations:
2012 Coaching at KPMG
2003 Leading trainings on excellence in logistical systems at IKEA Corporation
2002 Developing and leading training on team building at Architecture Company

2012 “Brave and Humble: Church Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit for Eurasian Context” to be published - 118 -
2011 World Outlook Magazine
UMC in Eurasia web site (
2008 Mesto Vstrechi
2002 “The Russia United Methodist Church” with other authors