Calvin Russell

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How would you describe your role with Sonlife?

Canadian Director for Sonlife.

What do you enjoy about the ministry you do with Sonlife?

Spending time with ministry leaders from across Canada as I continue to train, coach and mentor. I love that I get to do ministry with friends from across North America. And the Sonlife swag!

What are the values that drive you?

Compassion for others, care for the marginalized and a sense of adventure for the journey were on as we 'make disciples'.

What are your hobbies, favorite family activities or interesting fun facts?

Being Canadian, hockey tops the list for 'fun activities' (I play on the same line as my 2 sons each week). Our family loves to go one road trips together (preferably to somewhere warm) and finding nice coffee shops along the way. My wife and I have been married for 29 years and have 3 adult children (Jessica, Kirkland and Hartley). Born in Newfoundland, but raised in Toronto and cheers for the Habs!

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?

  • Slum Life Rising: How to Enflesh Hope Within a New Urban World by Ash Barker Mission
  • Between the Times: Essays on the Kingdom by Rene Padilla
  • The Inner Voice of Love by Henri Nouwen