2019 annual gathering speakers

Rev. Dr. Rollin Russell

Rev. Dr. Rollin Russell served congregations in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Texas before being elected as Conference Minister of the Southern Conference of the UCC in 1982.  During his tenure he taught UCC History and Polity at Duke Divinity School.  After seventeen years as Conference Minister Dr. Russell served on the faculty at Lancaster Theological Seminary from 1999 - 2003.  He now lives in retirement with his wife, Betsy, in Asheville, NC.  They have three children and five grand children.