With over 25 years in ministry, Pastor Russ has served in a broad variety of Christian settings in Honolulu, Connecticut, NYC, Texas and Oklahoma before coming to Salem in 2019. Originally a United Methodist, he received his Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School in 2009 and was ordained a United Church of Christ Minister in Hawai‘i in 2018.
For fun, he enjoys woodworking, home improvement, sound reinforcement, singing, playing guitar, hiking, and more. Pastor Russ shares life with his amazing Navy husband, Ean Oliver, and their two dogs, Coulson and DJ.
Chappell Kingsland believes in the power of music to inspire and unite people. As a performer, his concerts weave together art music and popular music into a uniquely personal synthesis. Dr. Kingsland studied Composition and Organ at the Eastman School of Music (BM) and Composition at the Jacobs School of Music (MM, DM). He teaches Aural Skills, Music Theory and Piano Class at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. He also maintains a private teaching studio, leads the Wild Beautiful Orchestra, and serves as Accompanist/Composer for the Arvada Chorale. ck4piano.com
Lisa Thomas is Salem's Administrative Assistant.