Meet Our Staff
A native of Bakersfield, CA, Rusty is already calling central Missouri home. He and his wife Grace have six children — five boys and one girl! Rusty really enjoyed spearfishing in the Pacific Ocean but will transform that hobby to hunting whitetails with a bow and arrow. Grace loves all things sourdough. Rusty and Grace are so excited to love and serve The King as they love and serve His people.
Secretary & Treasurer
Doris is a retired high school English teacher. She and her husband Mark have taught RBC’s senior adult Sunday school class for nearly 40 years. They have two grown children and six grandchildren. Doris enjoys fishing, spending time with family, and correcting other people’s grammar. Just kidding! Many of her former students attend RBC, and she loves watching them grow in their faith.
Bethany and her husband Adam have attended and served at RBC since 2006, and they love to connect with young families. Formerly an elementary art teacher, Bethany traded in her paintbrush for an SUV and is now busy raising four young children. Bethany has never met a stranger, and those extrovert skills help her make every child in the kid’s ministry feel welcome and know they are loved by God. Her goal is to see kids walk in the truth of Jesus as they grow.
Middle School Director
A lifelong Russellville resident, Tony grew up at RBC and has worked in our student ministry for more than a decade. He is joined in this calling by his wife Alicia, and their baby daughter Emma is the youngest member of the middle school youth program. Tony is an avid Missouri sports fan, rooting for the Tigers, Royals, Cardinals, and Chiefs. He’s a podcast nerd, baseball cap collector, and woodworker. He also appreciates a quality writing utensil and recommends everyone purchase a .5mm Uniball Jetstream Ballpoint Pen because “it will change your life!” Tony’s goal is to partner with parents to help disciple their children. He and Alicia have a heart to see students learn more about God, His Son, and His Word, being so full of the Spirit that they can’t help but tell what God has done in their lives by sharing the Gospel.
High School Director
Chris works as the Media and Technology leader at the Missouri Baptist Convention. He enjoys fishing, hiking, and all things outdoors. Chris and his wife Rachel are a great team, serving together at home raising two daughters, at RBC in the high school ministry, and at Russellville Middle School as volleyball coaches. Chris wants to help high school students find their identities in Christ. He hopes they see that Jesus is the One who directs their paths and ultimately know the greatest need for every person they meet is to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.