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Fr. Russ

Fr. Russ+ was received as a priest in the Episcopal Church, Diocese of Rhode Island, on October 27th, 1990. He has spent over thirty years serving in Priestly ministry, including administrative experience in congregations, as well as in educational institutions and government service; pastoral care to people of all age groups and diverse social circumstances, to the liberal, conservative and middle-of-the-roader; circuit preacher and teacher in parishes and at educational institutions; coordinator for ecumenical relations and worship locally and nationally with Christian denominations and Jewish communities.

After three appointments as Interim Vicar in parishes in Rhode Island, Russ+ was appointed Rector of the Church of Saint Peter-by-the-Sea, Narragansett, RI. During his tenure there membership and attendance tripled, and Sunday School attendance and Stewardship quadrupled. He also supervised their $1 million Capital Fund Campaign.

Fr. Russ+ also served as Dean of the Narragansett Deanery (Twelve churches in southern RI), Chair of the Diocesan Commission for Clergy Continuing Education; member of the Diocesan Commission on Ministry and Coordinator of the Clergy Action Group for Relations with Roman Catholics.

Educated at Seton Hall University, NJ, USA and at the Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, Fr. Russ is fluent in Italian, has practical capabilities in Latin as well as some facility in French and Spanish. He is married to Barbara Ann Casey, and they have two children, Michael Gabriel and Jane Casey.

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