Russ Senti served as the inaugural Board of Directors President of Lutherans Restoring Creation from 2016-2021. Russ has been involved with caring for creation from a very young age helping his Dad out with the family farm in upstate NY from 1963 – 1975. As the retired Executive Director of the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (LOMC) in Illinois, he enjoyed caring for LOMC’s 640 acres that God has entrusted and educated other leaders in the ELCA on how they can be better stewards of what God has given them. His real passion is helping youth discover their role in caring for creation. That continues as he is happing “living the dream”, retired in Texas and frequently spending time with his grandchildren exploring God’s good earth.