Roman Lunjov - Program Director
Roman entered the Village of Hope's program in 2003 as a drug addict. In 2004 he finished the program very well and stayed on to do the Servant Leadership Training Program, which he finished in 2005. Roman made a decision to keep serving at the Village of Hope to help addicts to become free from alcohol and drug addiction, and to support the men when they return to society.
In 2008 Roman improved his knowledge at the rehabilitation work seminar run by the internationally renown addictologist Michael Dye. In 2009 he graduated from Deacons School of the ECPC, and he was ordained as a deacon in the same year. Roman is also a co-founder and member of management of the NGO The Village of Hope Fire Department.
During the years and together with the team Roman has grown and developed a lot and been responsible for different fields of activity. As Head of Maintenance he is in charge of administration and maintenance issues at the Village of Hope and of organising construction and logging work.
Roman and Olga Lunjov got married on 30 June 2007. She takes care of childrens and deals with administration. Time permitting, Olga has been a volunteer help in the Village of Hope.
Erko Subi - Supplier and Chairman of the Fire Department of VoH
Erko Subi came to the Village of Hope to get help with his alcohol problem in 2014. Successfully finished the program but did not stay sober for the first time. The second time he came into the program, the man had made his goals clear and since then has been faithful and committed to his own tasks. Erko continued in the servant-leadership program to help other people with addictions, he finished it successfully in 2017. Since the same year, Erko is a member of the Fire Department in the Village of Hope. Since 2018, Erko is a board member of the Fire Department of the Village of Hope and also a manager of activities related to the Fire Department. In addition, Erko's day-to-day tasks include teaching lessons, counseling, supervising work placements, and being a role model for those in the program.
Kristina-Teresa Subi and Erko married in 2018 and live together in the Village of Hope. Kristina-Teresa works as a music teacher at school. Kristina-Teresa supports and assists Erkko in his work and joins the congregation of the CPCE Village of Hope.
Yaroslav Dudchenko – Sawmill Manager
Yaroslav joined the Village of Hope in 2012 to get help with getting rid of drug addiction. He succeeded in completing the rehab program and went on in the Village of Hope's training program meant for people who wish to devote their lives to serving others. Yaroslav completed the training program in 2014, and decided to go on working and serving at the Village of Hope to help those who need help the way he used to.
As the Sawmill Manager, Yaroslav is responsible for organizing everyday work in the sawmill, for helping the men to learn how to work, to acquire persistence, sense of responsibility, good and safe work habits. Yaroslav belongs to the team of Fire Department of the Village of Hope.
Yelena Dudchenko, Yaroslav's wife, has been with Yaroslav for years, supporting him both in good times and in bad. Yelena works in a service providing enterprise in Pärnu, and is a member of Pärnu Congregation of ECPC.
Arvi Raid - Head of Keila Center of the Village of Hope
Arvi Raid came to the Village of Hope program in 2014 to get help getting rid of drug addiction. Has successfully completed the program in 2015 and after that, h ehad to go serve time for 7 months in a Finnish prison, for crimes he commited in his past life. Arvi's attitude to life had changed so much that when he got free, he returned to Estonia with the goal to help other addicts in the Village of Hope.
In 2017, Arvi studied half a year at the Canadian Center of the Village of Hope, under the guidance of Andrew Vähi, co-founder of the Village of Hope. At the beginning of 2018 Arvi came back from Canada and started tol ead Keila Center of the Village of Hope, helping people who have finished the program to integrate safely into society. In addition, everyday work tasks include teaching lessons, counseling, supervising work placements, and being a role model for those in the program.