Board of Directors
Russ majored in business administration at the University of Cincinnati and has worked in the financial services arena for over 35 years. Russ has served two terms as the President of the United Methodist Credit Union Association. In that capacity, he directed a collaborative initiative resulting in the development of a comprehensive commercial lending program which provides cost-effective commercial loans to United Methodist churches throughout the United States.
Russ has served as president of the Cincinnati Chapter of Credit Unions, clergy cluster leader in the Ohio River Valley District, financial chairperson and board chairperson of the Clermont County Board of Mental Health, and co-spiritual director of the Greater Cincinnati Chrysalis Community. Russ currently serves on the board of directors of Accolade Investment Advisory LLC.
Prior to answering God's call to pastoral ministry, Russ was an active lay servant in his home church where he served on the Administrative Council, Staff Parish Relationship Committee, Outreach Team, and chairperson of the Finance Committee. Russ's broad-base knowledge of finance and the framework of the United Methodist Church have been instrumental in helping clergy, laity, and the leadership teams of our local churches improve their financial health, freeing up resources to fund kingdom building ministries.