Russ McDermott

Executive Director of Operations

I oversee all the "nuts and bolts" that keep Ellerslie up and running, including, the budget and finances, human resources, organizational health, long-term planning, and our amazing facility. My ministry passion is helping people use their spiritual gifts and skills in service to Christ. I was born in New York and educated at Princeton Theological Seminary, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Cape Breton University. My wife, Jennifer, and I have been married for a long time, and we've lived in the Edmonton area since 2006. We have five kids ranging from teenagers to young adults. When not at work, I usually can be found walking my dog, riding my bike, or tinkering with my Linux computers (ask me about GalliumOS).

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

1 Corinthians 3:16