Chaplain (Major) Russ Brown, USA Retired, was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the USAR in 1984 but left uniformed service in 1990 to enter ministry as a church pastor.

After serving churches in Indiana, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania, Rev. Brown returned to the US Army as a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard (PAARNG) in 2006. With the PAARNG, Chaplain Brown deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Most recently, he served as the Senior Chaplain in RC North in Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. He retired from military service in mid-2020.

Known for his concern for Service Members and their families, Chaplain Brown was a popular speaker at Strong Bond and Yellow Ribbon events within the PAARNG. Since 2013, Chaplain Brown has served as a Chaplain Advisor and program developer with W2C.  Specifically, he has been instrumental in the development of the Home Life Transition Program, our relationship enhancement program which combines assessment, counseling, training, and spirituality to address the needs of the “whole person.”

Chaplain & Mrs. Brown celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary in June of 2021 and enjoy the company of their three children and twelve grandchildren.

Chaplain Brown earned his Master of Divinity from the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Ball State University (IN) and teaches high school English in the Brownsville (PA) Area School District.