Mr. Russ Gabel
5th Grade Teacher
My name is Russ Gabel, and I’m excited to join the staff of Muskegon Christian School this year as the new 5th grade teacher. For the first 23 years of my adult life, I served a number of churches in the role of youth pastor and outreach pastor. I also launched and ran a faith-based outdoor ministry for 10 years, with a focus on using fishing and outdoor survival activities to build relationships with students so that I could share my faith in Christ. More recently, I moved into the role of classroom teacher. I’ve taught for over 4 years at Timberland Academy, Three Oaks Academy, and now here at Muskegon Christian School. I’m excited to be back in the world of Christian Education, where I look forward to sharing my adventures and experiences and we journey through our year together.
Personally, I grew up on the east side of the state in a city called Livonia. I moved out to Grand Haven in 1998 and have lived here ever since. I am married, and have 5 children, plus an assortment of exchange students, and two large dogs. God has filled my life with so many amazing teachers and I hope to have the chance to share some amazing experiences and learning with my students!
I LOVE TO DRAW, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CARTOON CHARACTERS
I CAN EAT SOME THE STRANGEST FOODS ON OUR PLANET
- HUNTING & FISHING
- MOUNTAIN BIKING
- BONFIRES & S’MORES