Russ Gunsalus is the executive director of Education & Clergy Development. Previously he served at Indiana Wesleyan University as the associate professor of religion and philosophy and coordinator of the Youth Ministries Program. He was also one of the co-creators and the founding chief operating officer for Wesley Seminary.
Gunsalus served as a youth pastor and solo pastor in Kentucky and Washington, D.C. He has served as the editor of CLCL magazine and managing editor of the Wesleyan commentary series. He has overseen discipleship and Sunday school programs and helped develop Sunday school strategies and training materials for youth ministries.
Gunsalus is a graduate of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and is currently working on a Ph.D. at Purdue University.