Jim Russow

Bridge Pastor

Jim Russow

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I was born in Mobridge, South Dakota, (which would qualify for me to live in Lodi) while my father was a Pastor of three small churches.  I am the third of seven boys and two girls.  I spent my childhood in rural Wisconsin.  In my teen years our family moved to Woodland, California.  My education was in Lutheran grade schools, High School, College and Seminary.

I was ordained in 1973 and have served churches in Red Bluff, Corning, Paso Robles, Aiea, Hawaii, and Stockton.  A career change took place in 2003 at which time I served as a chaplain for Hospice of San Joaquin, retiring in December 2020. 

Betty and I have been married for 54 years.  Together we have three children, eight grandhildren and two great grandchildren.  We have lived in Stockton since 1987.