About

Stewardology is a means of exploring the intersection of Biblical Stewardship and Theology. The Bible has a lot to say about the way we are expected to manage our resources. According to the Bible, stewardship is much more than just the tithe. God doesn’t just own the ‘first-fruits’ of our labor, he owns the whole tree! Stewardology hosts Tim Russell, CFP® and Reverend Drew Gysi are passionate about helping Christians everywhere understand and apply the principles found in the Bible, especially regarding Biblical Stewardship.

Meet the Team

Tim Russell, CFP®

Vice President, Life Financial Group || Podcast Host

Tim grew up in a home where stewardship was taught and exemplified. As the son of Roy Russell, the founder of Life Institute and the Stewardship Lifestyle Seminar, he and his 3 siblings were the guinea pigs for many of the teachings of Life Institute. Tim attended Clearwater Christian College where he majored in Bible and minored in Biblical Languages and History, where he achieved a passion for helping Christians understand the Word of God. Continuing his education, Tim earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Certified Kingdom Advisor® designations. Tim currently is the Vice President of the Life Financial Group where he helps his clients understand and apply the principles of Biblical Stewardship.

Rev. Drew Gysi

Ministry Director, Life Institute || Podcast Host

Andrew (Drew) Gysi is the Ministry Director for the Life Institute which includes Church relations, connecting with Pastors, overseeing our various nationwide seminars, and managing all church and ministry planning. After getting married, Drew felt called into ministry and began his Christian educational journey by earning his Bachelor’s of Science in Bible (BSM) from Philadelphia College of Bible and his Master’s of Science in Bible (MSB) from Philadelphia Biblical University. Before joining Life Institute, Drew earned two ordinations and served in different pastoral capacities (Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Senior Pastor) at small and large church ministries for nearly 30 years. As a former pastor, he understands the intricacies of ministry, which is why he is passionate about serving pastors and churches with excellence through Life Institute’s Stewardship Lifestyle Seminar.

Tyler Rutherford

Ministry Coordinator, Life Institute || Podcast Producer

Tyler’s passion for seeing people grow in their walks with the Lord pushed him to work in full time Christian ministry with Life Institute. He currently does graphic design and marketing for Life Institute, Life Financial Group, and other companies and ministries. With a desire to pursue spiritual growth, he left his home church to plant a church in Southeast Pennsylvania where he currently serves as a musician and occasional worship leader. Tyler hosts The Happy Holy Hour Podcast, which strives to help people understand the Word of God on a deeper level through sound teaching and genuine discussion. As an avid photographer, you will often find Tyler somewhere in nature with a camera in-hand.

Meet the Team

Tim Russell, CFP®

Vice President, Life Financial Group

Tim grew up in a home where stewardship was taught and exemplified. As the son of Roy Russell, the founder of Life Institute and the Stewardship Lifestyle Seminar, he and his 3 siblings were the guinea pigs for many of the teachings of Life Institute. Tim attended Clearwater Christian College where he majored in Bible and minored in Biblical Languages and History, where he achieved a passion for helping Christians understand the Word of God. Continuing his education, Tim earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Certified Kingdom Advisor® designations. Tim currently is the Vice President of the Life Financial Group where he helps his clients understand and apply the principles of Biblical Stewardship.

Rev. Drew Gysi

Ministry Director, Life Institute

Andrew (Drew) Gysi is the Ministry Director for the Life Institute which includes Church relations, connecting with Pastors, overseeing our various nationwide seminars, and managing all church and ministry planning. After getting married, Drew felt called into ministry and began his Christian educational journey by earning his Bachelor’s of Science in Bible (BSM) from Philadelphia College of Bible and his Master’s of Science in Bible (MSB) from Philadelphia Biblical University. Before joining Life Institute, Drew earned two ordinations and served in different pastoral capacities (Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Senior Pastor) at small and large church ministries for nearly 30 years. As a former pastor, he understands the intricacies of ministry, which is why he is passionate about serving pastors and churches with excellence through Life Institute’s Stewardship Lifestyle Seminar.

Tyler Rutherford

Ministry Coordinator, Life Institute || Podcast Producer

Tyler’s passion for seeing people grow in their walks with the Lord pushed him to work in full time Christian ministry with Life Institute. He currently does graphic design and marketing for Life Institute, Life Financial Group, and other companies and ministries. With a desire to pursue spiritual growth, he left his home church to plant a church in Southeast Pennsylvania where he currently serves as a musician and occasional worship leader. Tyler hosts The Happy Holy Hour Podcast, which strives to help people understand the Word of God on a deeper level through sound teaching and genuine discussion. As an avid photographer, you will often find Tyler somewhere in nature with a camera in-hand.

Our Roots

We believe that God has given us the experience to be able to effectively teach on the topics we talk about on our podcast. God has allowed us to create and grow three companies and ministries that are involved in Christian financial education, including investment services, insurance, taxes, estate planning, and a nation-wide seminar ministry for churches. Click on the logos below to learn more about our passion to serve Believers across the United States.