Fr. Deacon John R.P. Russell is a husband, a father of three, a deacon for the Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Eparchy of Parma, a painter particularly influenced by abstract expressionism and iconography, and a custom picture framer. He serves St. Athanasius Byzantine Catholic Church in Indianapolis, IN. He has an M.Div. from the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius and a B.A. in art with a minor in religion from Wabash College. He blogs here: http://holydormition.blogspot.com/. His paintings can be seen here: https://www.artfinder.com/john-russell.