Pastor Russ began serving New Beginnings Church in 2012. He became the Senior Pastor in October 2015. Pastor Russ has a true heart for the lost and people in need in this city and this area. He wants to see true change and unity among Christians in this area and will not stop until that dream is fulfilled. Pastor Russ also leads: Cafe 420 Ministries, Inc. - a coffee shop ministry in downtown Eau Claire, and Choose Aftercare, Inc. - transition houses for men coming out of prison, homelessness, or struggling with addictions.