Rev. Katie Russell Hainline
Pastor Katie came to Runnells Christian Church in August of 2017. She previously served churches in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Falls Church, Virginia. She is a graduate of Drake University and Vanderbilt Divinity School and was ordained in 2013.
In ministry, Pastor Katie loves preaching and leading worship. She also works with the church youth group and counsels high school camp at the Christian Camp & Conference Center each summer. One of the things that called her to Runnells was the commitment the church has to the town and its people.
Katie grew up in Norwalk and loves being home in the Des Moines area. She is married to Jake and together they spoil their two miniature dachshunds and a house cat. Katie loves to sing, play the bassoon, and listen to live music. When she's not at church, you can probably find her at a coffee shop, reading a book at home, or cheering on her favorite teams.