Director of Young People’s Ministries - Ryan M. Russell

Rev. Ryan M. Russell

Ryan is responsible for the young people’s ministries and outreach at FUMC. 

He is 2014 graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. He was raised in Tacoma, WA. He served as the Chaplain at Morningside College in Sioux city before moving to Iowa City. He was commissioned as a provisional elder within the Iowa Conference in June 2018.

Before seminary, Ryan worked in outdoor recreation and education. He has experience with strategic planning, team building, and aquatic leadership. Ryan is passionate about caring for the needs, hopes, and desires of the people in his community. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends, outdoor activities, and running.