Leadership Team

russ_gRuss Gunsalus: Site Overseer, wesleyansermons.com

Russ is the Executive Director of the Education and Clergy Development Division; he helps pastors become healthy, fit, and effective for a lifelong call to ministry. Russ is a graduate of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and is currently in doctoral work at Purdue. Russ loves supporting pastors through education and formation; and has a passion for strengthening Wesleyan higher education. He was one of the co-creators and the founding chief operating officer for Wesley Seminary. Gunsalus also served as a youth pastor and solo pastor in Kentucky and Washington D.C.


dave_wDave Ward: General Editor, Chief Barbecue Addict of wesleyansermons.com

Dave has served as a Wesleyan pastor, preaching coach, itinerant preacher, homiletics professor, associate dean, and now Dean of Theology at Indiana Wesleyan University. He’s the convener for the pedagogy workgroup of the Academy of Homiletics. His highest joys are helping someone else write a sermon that sings (and avoiding all credit), and netting a rising trout on a dry fly at the end of the day.


ethan02Ethan Linder: Staff Writer, Content Curator

Ethan Linder serves as pastor of Hospitality, Collegians, and Young Adults at College Wesleyan Church in Marion, Indiana. His favorite hobbies include running, roasting coffee, reading, and spending time with his wife (Sarah) and 2 sons (Ezra and Isaiah). He also loves discovering lots of useless information about cars; so if you’re shopping for one, please ask him so he can use it.


stevan_sStevan Sheets: Technical Director, Backbone behind wesleyansermons.com

Stevan serves as the Lead Pastor of the Hyde Wesleyan Church in Clearfield, PA. He’s a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (’02). Stevan and his wife Jessica are proud parents to Ella and Ezra. When he’s not immersed in shepherding or pushing buttons on computers, Stevan enjoys hobbyist woodworking and looking up definitions of words like “pedagogy”.