Russ Laughlin, MDiv
Citizen of the Year for the town of Keene, 2005
Pastor Russ Laughlin joined Southwestern Adventist University in 2012 as Vice President for Spiritual Development. Prior to that, he worked as an associate pastor, pastor, and youth pastor from 1986-1995. In 1995 he became the pastor for youth ministry at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church where he remained until he came to the University. Pastor Russ has a B.A. in Theology from Southern Adventist University (1984), an M.Div. from Andrews University (1987), was ordained by the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in 1989, and received certification as a university chaplain in 2014 from the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. He is active in the community, serving on church, city, and county boards. A seasoned speaker, presenter, and trainer in youth leadership, Pastor Russ also participates in a number of community service projects. Pastor Russ and his wife Jeanne have two grown children. He enjoys wake surfing, motorcycle riding and wood working.