Russ McDermott

Executive Director of Operations

A New Yorker by birth, and a Canadian resident since 2004, Russ and his wife Jennifer have lived in the Edmonton area for 12 years. With 5 children in various stages of schooling from elementary school to university, Russ still finds some time to enjoy reading, music of various genres (classical, jazz, rock, ambient), as well as walking his dog. He has enjoyed being engaged in volunteer activities with kids’ community sports teams (primarily lacrosse and hockey). As a fan, he is fortunate that there is only one sport in which there is conflict between cheering for all teams New York, and all teams Edmonton.
Russ tries to allow his heart to be dominated and his mind directed by the inspiring vision of who we are as in Jesus, as it Paul expresses it in 1 Corinthians 3:16.

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?”

— 1 Corinthians 3:16 (NIV)