Deacon G. Russell Fink

Archdiocesan deacons
Jubilee year: 
25th ordination
St. Louis

Bachelor's in religious education 

Service in the archdiocese: 

St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Oakville, 1992-2017

Coordinator of religious education/Parish School of Religion, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 2008-12

Board of directors, Merton House, Christina Hermitages

Mission trip, Guatemala

Commissioned for spiritual direction

About me: 

Deacon Fink and his wife, Mary, have six children — daughters: Deborah, Lisa, Donna; sons: Russell, Matthew, Steven -- plus 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A Marine from 1950-54, Fink served in the Korean War and received a Purple Heart. He also was a design engineer for the Minute Man Missile. He loves baseball and was in a St. Louis Browns' tryout camp. Director 20 years of the parish variety show.