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Ellie Russell
Professional Summary
Creative and persistent leader with a history of spiritual leadership and team development, successful fundraising and strategic implementation.  
  • Trustworthy leader who will promote vision and follow-through
  • Great team player and collaborator
  • Structured and fair staff manager
  • Thoughtful and persistent innovator
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Passionate about Higher Education and relevant training
New Church Development Coordinator Jul 2013Present Great Plains United Methodist Conference Wichita, KS Provides support and oversight to the development of new churches in the Great Plains United Methodist Conference.  Works alongside District Superintendents to envision, strategize and execute the plans for new churches.  Coordinates, directs and resources the Great Plains United Methodist Conference New Church Development, Inc. to envision, strategize and execute plans for new churches.  Assures that administrative procedures are followed. 
- Created multi-level strategy for recruitment, training and assessment of new church leadership candidates
- Created a strategic plan in conjunction with the Great Plains New Church Development, Inc., and secured up to 5 million in support from the conference to start 20 new churches by 2020
- Implemented a five touch plan for support and accountability for the ten existing new churches in the Great Plains
- Work as part of a ten member Congregational Excellence Team which serves the 1,300 existing United Methodist Churches in Kansas and Nebraska
- Manage a budget of 700,000 to support current new churches and start new churches in the Great Plains area
Pastor Jul 1999Jun 2013 United Methodist Church (Kansas West now Great Plains) KS
Senior Pastor - Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church

Wichita, Kansas, January 2007 - June 2013
Served as Senior Pastor of a multi-staff congregation serving 300 a Sunday in worship.
- Led fundraising strategy to eliminate a 1.2 million dollar debt on a 10 year old building project
- Led yearly stewardship campaigns to fund general budgets ranging from 450,000 to 600,000. Implemented narrative budget to serve the process.
- Replaced staff members who had served 13 years and 33 years both of which had excellent reputations and great relationships with church constituency
- Led the process of reaching the Hispanic Population surrounding the church by implementing a ESL program reaching up to 150 adults and children a week
- Led the process of starting a new contemporary worship experience and the planting of a Hispanic new church start within the church.

Pastor - Anthony United Methodist Church

Anthony, Kansas, July 2003 - December 2006
Served as Pastor of a healthy county seat United Methodist Church for 3 1/2 years.
- Led four successful stewardship campaigns for annual budgets from 125,000 - 180,000. Implemented the narrative budget process while serving.
- Increased worship attendance 65%
- Increased small group participation 45%
- Received gift of $100,000 from family in order to fund national and international mission trips

Pastor - Plains and Kismet United Methodist Churches

Plains and Kismet, Kansas, 2002 -2003
Pastor of two rural United Methodist Churches sharing ministry

Associate Pastor - Saint Mark United Methodist Church

1999 - 2002, Wichita, Kansas
Served as an Associate Pastor on a multi-pastor staff in a traditionally African American congregation in the United Methodist Church serving 1,500 a Sunday in worship.
- From '99-'00, served the role as Associate of Pastoral Care and Evangelism which covered all programming except Christian Education as well as the point person for hospital visitation
- From '00-'02, served in the role of Executive Pastor and then Administrative Pastor which covered day to day operations including the supervision of five staff persons.  This position also provided leadership on behalf of the Senior Pastor to the Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, Stewardship Team and the Saint Mark Foundation.
Master of Arts: Speech Communication, Theatre and Dance May 1999 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
Master of Divinity: Pastoral Studies with some emphasis in Biblical Language May 1996 Saint Paul School of Theology Leawood, KS
Bachelor of Arts: English May 1991 Kansas Wesleyan University Salina, KS
United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries Board of Directors (GBGM), 2012 - 2016, New York, New York
- GBGM Finance Committee Vice-Chair
- GBGM Communications and Development Committee (Recently raised 10 million + through Giving Tuesday efforts)
- GBGM United Methodist Development Fund Board of Directors
Kansas Area United Methodist Health Ministry Fund Board of Directors (KAUMF), 2006-2013, Hutchinson, Kansas
- Program and Evaluation Committee
Lions Club, 2002-2006, Plains and Anthony, Kansas

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School Attended
Kansas State University