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I'm Russ, and I get you.

I am the principal at Catalyst and your biggest fan. I grew up in the Silicon Valley behind the scenes of the tech and venture capital world. I was a pastor for two decades, and now I'm blending these spaces to provide data-informed insight into the church world, so leaders can more effectively reach their audiences.

I am for you, the work you are putting out into the world, and am personally invested in your church. 

My experience means that I am uniquely qualified to help you shape and share your story, so your audience can more easily embrace it as their own. Take a look around at some of the people I have worked with. I don't do advertising. I don't use fancy campaigns to get people in. I just leverage the combined experience of my team and data-driven insight to help you be the best you possible. Ultimately, I think that leads to a product we all can be proud of.

So... what drives me?

Catalyst was born out of the church and works specifically for the church. I was a pastor for two decades and over time, began to understand that my role is better as a supportive role who understood context and marketing; who could find ways to leverage your unique space in the market. Churches aren't known for ingenuity or fresh ideas, and most don't understand the marketplace well. That's where Catalyst makes all the difference. We get people and culture, and our approach seeks to build bridges between church and audience. It's our sweet spot and where we intend to stay.

Does this sound appealing to you?

My goal is to help you become a better you, online and in-person. If that sounds fun to you, let me know and maybe some day we can work together.