Growing up in a working-class home, Russ holds deeply the values he learned in that home and strives to remember his roots. He also is very thankful for his military service, Air Force, which helped awaken him to the beauty and blessing of diversity.
A graduate of Indiana University and Christian Theological (Magna) and inducted into The International Society of Theta Phi (an honor society for theological students). Ordained in 2000, he continues to be blessed, humbled, and excited by opportunities to serve Jesus. He is most passionate about helping people unlock the story of Jesus in their faith walk.
Russ and his wife have two children, Emma and Sam.
Russ is committed to his beautiful family and looks forward to his firmly growing through two weddings (Chad and Alyssa) in the next four months.
North Central District
In his role as Conference Superintendent for Indiana United Methodist Church, North District, Saneta is driven by Isa 61 as his vocation description and passionate about influencing clergy and church leaders to use the living conditions of people in designing impactful ministries.
Dr. Maiko graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary (Ph.D.), Indiana University School of Medicine (MS clinical research) Purdue University (MS leadership), Christian Theological Seminary (STM), St. Paul’s University (BD) and Lutheran Hospital of Indiana (5 units CPE Residency). He is an ordained elder with the Indiana United Methodist Conference. He is the founder and former executive director of Crime Victim Care of Allen County, Indiana (known as Imani Family services).
Dr. Maiko has published a book and several articles in medical, leadership, chaplaincy and youth journals. He is married with four lovely children.