More About Anne Russ

Founder and Director—Doubting Believer

  • Created an online platform to provide resources and encouragement for people’s faith journeys.
  • Partnered with Rev. Kelly Fitzgerald to create worship and family faith resources
  • Created Social Media for Churches to help small churches better use social media for evangelism


Served for over 15 years as a solo pastor at two congregations in Arkansas.

  • Built relationships to determine community needs and forged partnerships with area organizations to meet them.
  • Re-developed historic church in changing neighborhood.
  • Pioneered partnership between Arkansas Food Bank and local elementary school to provide fresh produce, meat, and shelf staple foods to 60+ food-insecure families—a model that was adopted around the state.

Recent Speaking and Writing Gigs

  • CONFERENCE PASTOR, Montreat Youth Conference (MYC) | 2021
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Arts, Recreation & Worship Conference at Montreat | 2022
  • EDITOR, Season of Peace Devotion Series for Presbyterian Church (USA) | 2022
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Arkansas Youth Quake |2022
  • LITURGY WRITER, Montreat Youth Conference | 2021, 2022
  • RECREATION LEADER, Montreat Youth Conference (Omega) | 2022
  • KEYNOTE AND WORSHIP LEADER, Presbyterian Camp and Conferences Center Annual Gathering |2022
  • LITURGY WRITER, , Montreat College Conference |2022
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Montreat Youth Conference (Theta) | 2023

Education and Credentials

  • SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING CERTIFICATION, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY | December 2020
  • MASTER OF DIVINITY, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS—JOURNALISM / MUSIC, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

Board Leadership

  • BOARD PRESIDENT / MEMBER, Johnsonburg Camp & Conference Center | 2020—Present
  • BOARD MEMBER | Annual Recreation Workshop | 2018-2023
  • BOARD PRESIDENT / MEMBER,Ferncliff Camp & Conference Center | 2014—2019
  • BOARD MEMBER | Solar Under the Sun, 2015—2018