Russ Sermon, English as a Second Language class leader –
Russ has an AA from Century College in White Bear Lake, MN; a BA in Cross-Cultural Communications from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN; and an MA in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) from The University of Maryland–Baltimore County.
He has worked with university and international students for over 27 years at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; the University of Washington, Seattle; Virginia Tech; American University; George Mason University; the University of Maryland–Baltimore County; and the University of Maryland–College Park. He lived in Cornwall, England, for a year as a Bible teacher, traveled to Chile to work with university students, and spent three weeks in China as a TESOL teacher.
Russ married his lovely wife, Rebecca, in July 2004. Together, they lived in Kazakhstan, where he was a TESOL teacher. They began working with IFI in December 2007.
Russ leads a weekly investigative Bible study. He also leads the English Conversation Club, which provides opportunity for international students to practice their English and make American friends.