Christine Panchuk Fedynsky grew up in Chicago where she attended Ukrainian schools and participated in Ukrainian organizations. She was particularly active in the Plast Scouting organization where she served as counsellor and Head Counsellor in summer comps.
Christine received her undergraduate education at the University of Illinois in Chicago with a degree in Pharmacy. She received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She married Andrew Fedynsky in 1988 and settled in Cleveland where she continued to volunteer in community organizations, including Plast, the Ukrainian-language Saturday school, Ridna Shkola as well as the Ukrainian Museum-Archives. She was the inspiration and, for at least a decade, chief organizer of the annual UMA Easter Bazaar, now in its 25th year.
Christine also helps with the preparation of exhibits, lectures and receptions at the UMA, maintains membership rolls and assists with accounting.