Marcy Russo, Southeast Regional Director

Marcy Russo,
Southeast
Regional Director

God took my heavy heart of worries and concerns for my children’s well-being and replaced them with great hope, expectation, and relief through praying weekly with my Moms in Prayer group. When our family moved to Florida from out of state, our children were 3, 6, and 8, and I was not happy with their school situation. I remember feeling a sadness come over me after dropping them off at their new school. As God’s grace would have it, I turned on the radio and heard Dr. James Dobson interviewing Moms in Prayer women. When I heard them demonstrate the Four Steps of Prayer, and how they prayed in one accord scripturally and specifically, for their own and each other’s children, my heart was stirred and I knew I HAD to find women like this to do life with! So I immediately ordered and read the Moms in Prayer Booklet and started a group for our children’s Christian school.

By the time our oldest went to public high school, my concern grew that there were not more Moms in Prayer groups for our area schools, and I began planning an outreach to spread the word. A Moms in Prayer friend suggested I apply for the area coordinator role since there was not one in place at the time. I contacted Moms in Prayer, started the interview and training process, and served joyfully as area coordinator for six years. In 2013, I was called to the state coordinator role and loved serving in that capacity even more. Then our Great Shepherd of the sheep chose to expand my borders and led me to serve as the regional director of our southeast states! Moms in Prayer is my holy passion. I serve so that more and more women will know the same joy and peace I have found from praying in a Moms in Prayer group. I want to hear you too say, “It is the best hour of my week!”

I married my high school sweetheart, Greg, in 1986. We were both born and raised in Chicago and met in our church youth group. Our children are all adults now, two are married, and one in college. They are all following Jesus. I cannot imagine raising my children without Moms in Prayer! I am a registered dietitian by profession and I truly enjoy healthy living. I stay active with gym workouts, biking, running, swimming, water skiing, kayaking, boating, SUPing (stand up paddle boarding), and I never tire of marveling at our gorgeous southwest Florida sunsets!

My life verse is Psalm 119:32, “I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.”