Levi moved to Poltava, Ukraine with his parents in 2005 when he was 15. It was there that God took hold of his heart and began to change him by the Gospel of grace. At this time, he also began sensing God’s calling to be a pastor. In 2007 they moved to Kharkiv, where he served as the youth leader. While in Kharkiv, Levi met and married his wife, Nastya. Shortly after the wedding in 2009, Levi and Nastya moved to Svitlovodsk, Ukraine where they served for 12 years. Levi served as the associate pastor, worship leader and AV/social media director for the majority of that time.
In June of 2021, the Brinkerhoffs moved to Dnipro to plant a new church. Dnipro is Nastya’s hometown and the fourth largest city in Ukraine with a population of a million people. The burden is to plant a church which in turn plants more churches in different districts of the city, and potentially in the surrounding key towns. Levi and Nastya have 4 children. Nora (born 2015), Meika (2017), Soren (2020) and Levi jr. (2020).
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