Serving in Petropavlovsk
Katya Saenko & Tom Kennedy Family
Katya, along with her husband and Tom and their two children Emilia and Sammy, run the Kamchatka bench of REM. Katya graduated from the first class of the Kamchatka Bible School, and professionally works as a Christian land lawyer. She has a vibrant social media following focused on Christian women’s ministries. She, along with our longtime friend Sergei Smirnov, coordinates the longest running orphanage ministry to date. Life skills are continued to be taught to grown adults and their families that originally came out of the orphanage and have been served by REM for 21 years.
Kamchatka is the closest place to Alaska in beauty and awe. Fondly called the “land of fire and ice”, home to multitudes of active volcanoes and wide-stretching glaciers, amongst the far-north tundra plains still inhabited by nomadic Eskimo reindeer herders.