Rev. Dr. Russell Lackey

Title: Senior Campus Pastor
Dept.: Campus Ministry
Office: Viking House 3

Russell Lackey has served at Grand View and Luther Memorial Church since 2012. He holds the James E. Rasmussen and Duane M. Skow Chair in Pastoral Excellence at Grand View. He has authored the book, Power and Purpose: The Book of Revelation for Today. Russ received his Master’s degree from Luther Seminary and is currently completing his doctoral studies at Duke Divinity in Christian Leadership. He is married to his wife, Jamie. Together, they have three daughters.

Education Background

  • Doctor of Ministry candidate, Duke Divinity
  • Master of Divinity, Luther Seminary
  • Bachelor of Arts, Westmont College

Start Date at Grand View

  • January 2012

Areas of Expertise

  • Preaching
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Evangelism
  • Care of the Soul

Personal Interests

  • Anything with my wife and children
  • Being outdoors
  • Athletics 

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
Grand View cares deeply for student transformation. It is amazing to see the growth of students throughout their time here. 
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
The faculty, staff, and students.
Russ Lackey