Russell Williams, a.k.a. “Pastor Russ” is a native of Winston-Salem, NC. Russ graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Music. Russ also has a Master of Divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA. Russ is married to Jessica Rhyne, a native of Mount Holly, NC and they have two sons, James Wade and Philip. Union Cross is his second call, previously serving Moravia Moravian Church in Oak Ridge, NC from 2010-2015. Russ loves serving the Lord in various ways, especially through worship, youth ministry, and mission. Russ also loves music, sports, and spending time with family and friends.