High School CO Speaker

Russ Whitfield

Pastor, Grace Mosaic, Washington, DC
Director, Cross-Cultural Advancement, RUF

After having a life transforming experience of God’s grace on the campus of New York University, Russ sensed a call to ministry and immediately pursued the training necessary to sharpen his ministerial gifting. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Music degree (B.M.), he attended Dallas Theological Seminary and finished his formal training at Westminster Theological Seminary, completing a Master of Divinity (MDiv.).Throughout his journey, Russ was privileged to serve in a diversity of roles and ministry contexts among a broad range of people groups. It was from these experiences that the seeds of vision for a new church began to grow. Now Russ, his wonderfully gifted wife, Vanessa, and his sweet kids are excited about seeing God change lives and communities in Washington, DC where he serves as both the Pastor of Grace Mosaic in Washington DC as well as the Director of Cross-Cultural Advancment for RUF. When he’s not at work in ministry, you might see Russ in his back yard wrapped in a cloud of barbecue smoke or on stage with his Funk/Soul/R&B band: Soul Suit.