Russ Vought grew up in a Christian home as one of seven children and accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age. He was baptized in high school and grew in his faith, particularly through the influence of a Christian summer camp for boys that he attended as a youth and has been involved in for over a decade. He graduated from Wheaton College in 1998, and then moved to the area to work in politics where he also received a law degree.

Russ and his wife, Mary, joined Cherrydale in 2011. They have two daughters, Ella and Porter. Russ’ membership at Cherrydale has been a rich time of God-driven growth. He is actively involved in his small group and discipling relationships, and previously served as a Cherrydale deacon.