Ultimately, our Christian schools are in the business of human flourishing with a view to glorify God in all things, especially relationships. Biblical peacemaking is at the heart of schools that flourish. Peacemaking programs require a profound understanding of the gospel and its application to the various relationships within a school community, thereby enabling our mission statements to become a reality by God’s grace. In this workshop, we will look at the foundations of peacemaking and its role in shaping school culture. We will also discuss practical ways to establish and maintain a peacemaking culture.
Russ serves as the Assistant Head of School at The Cambridge School in San Diego, where his contributions include managing discipline cases, conflict resolution, enculturating new and existing families, developing leaders, providing leadership for the spiritual formation of the student body, giving oversight to co-curricular programs and assisting in the strategic implantation of the school’s mission. Over the last 30 years, Russ’ visionary, pastoral, collaborative leadership style has enabled him to successfully serve as a catalyst and launch new initiatives for several organizations and ministries. Russ and his wife, Diane, have three children, Joshua, 18, Caleb, 17, and Kate, 10.