FOUNDER / STORY
Russ founded the Table Network in 2014 and is responsible for direction, partnership development, and our Leadership team. Prior to TN, Russ spent 15 years planting and pastoring churches in Asheville and Chicago. Today he lives in Fort Myers, FL with his wife and three kids.
Tony came to the Table with ten years experience pastoring in large church settings. He is responsible for empowering our Training and resource development efforts. Today he lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife and four kids, leads a new church family, and works for a creative agency.
Christa has been part of the Table Network since the beginning in a variety of ways. With a heart to help build a broader community, she recently took on a new communication and scheduling role. Outside of this work, Christa is a wife to Russ, and mother to two teenagers and an energetic one year old.
Eddie came into the Table Network in its first year, bringing experience in the world of brand/story marketing. Outside of the Table Network, Eddie works as a manager for various artists as well as an Accounts Manager for Apple. He is a husband and father of 4 who resides in Chicago.
DR. SEAN BENESH
BI-VO / INTREPID
Sean joined the Table Network team in 2017, and serves as the leader for Intrepid — an arm of the Table focussed on Church Planting through business/economic Development. Sean is a husband, father of three teenagers, and also works as a professor and writer in Portland, OR.
Rick is the Executive Director of Gateway Leadership Initiative- a church-planting network that’s starting churches all around the world. With 30 years of pastoral ministry experience, he joined the Table Network to help church leaders start movements aimed at reaching the 70% who are uninterested.
Alexis lives in Fort Wayne, IN. She came on board with the Table Network in 2018 to help with finances and administration. Outside of the network, Alexis works as an assistant for Generate, a mission-focused church network.
DR. DAVE DEVRIES
Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, strategist and the founder of Missional Challenge. His training skills have been used to mobilize planters, pastors, and ministry leaders across the country and around the world for the past 30 years, and he’s been using his experience to help the Table Network since day one.
Ryan joined the network in 2018 and helps to produce The Slow Down Podcast, as well as being a sounding board for other network leaders. Ryan and his wife Cadrian live in Conway, AR where he is the Director of Operations for City Church, as well as runs a consulting business called Tabletalk Development.