Russ Teets has been involved with local outreach at First Pres since 1996 as a co-founder of the Lamb’s Lunch, a ministry to the homeless, and later as the Alpha Course leader. He retired from IBM in 2008 as an Electrical Engineer and joined the First Pres staff as Director of Local Outreach in 2011. He is passionate about helping those in need and reaching the lost, largely because of his own personal struggle with depression. Russ is married to Jany, and they have two adult children and one granddaughter. Russ enjoys outdoor adventures, especially backpacking in Utah.