Eduard Khegay

Bishop Eduard Khegay



Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference

Eurasia Episcopal Area


Bishop Eduard Khegay is the Resident Bishop of Eurasia Episcopal Area in the Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference of The United Methodist Church.

He was elected in 2013 on the first ballot during the Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference.

Born in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, Khegay studied hydraulic engineering at Bauman Moscow State Technical University, graduating in 1993. That same year, he began to study at the Moscow United Methodist Theological Seminary.

He would go on to receive a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta and a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2010 from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington. He was ordained as a United Methodist elder in 2001.

Just before his election to the episcopacy, Khegay was pastor of the Raduga United Methodist Church in Moscow and assistant to the bishop since 2005.

He has also held a wide range of positions within the Russian United Methodist Church over the past dozen years. He has continued an affiliation with mission and educational ministries in that area.

Bishop Khegay is married to Vika Nogay.