Executive Director and Co-Founder of The SoulCare Project
A Chattanooga native, Russell Courtney serves as Executive Director and Co-Founder and is much of the spiritual mind and meditation behind The SoulCare Project. In 2007 Russell moved to Colorado Springs to attend Denver Seminary and intern with Stephen W. Smith, author and co-founder of Potter’s Inn, a non-profit dedicated to helping leaders slow down and create healthy rhythms for the soul to thrive. Under the direction and friendship with Steve and studies at Denver Seminary where he received an M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, Russell began dreaming of ways he too could help hectic hearts flourish. And through his own recovery from noise and restlessness, solitude and quiet became a source of life. Providentially, Russell re-connected with childhood acquaintance Dan Maclellan while in Colorado, and the two began a deep friendship and launched The SoulCare Project in February of 2009. So apart from hosting retreats and workshops designed to allow people permission to hit the pause button, Russell is a Spiritual Director and meets individually with people helping them discover ways to practice self-care and self-compassion. Russell lives with his wife Kate and two boys in Chattanooga where Russell continues to develop the vision of The SoulCare Project and Kate is owner and operator of an event venue.
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
- M.A. Spiritual Formation and Soul Care