About Mike Rusch

Based in Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, Mike is the Chief Executive Officer at Pure Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to building world class technology solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, Individual Fundraising, and Community Advocacy.

Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for Help One NowMercy House GlobalCanopy Northwest Arkansas99 Balloons@HopeMob, Laundry Love, and Serve Northwest Arkansas.  

Prior to Pure Charity, Mike worked for Nickelodeon, The Walt Disney Company, Hershey Foods, and served in the US Marine Corps. Mike is a husband of 22 years, father of 4, a lover of a great story, and never too far from a fly-fishing river.  

Rescue & Redemption...

I’m not really sure when or how the conversation started. Maybe it was over a random cup of coffee or a comment that was said in passing, or maybe something as simple as a few people being a room together. Honestly, I’m not even sure if I was a part of the conversation. However, whatever the situation was, it must have been good…

…because somewhere these themes of Rescue & Redemption began to simmer until they found another expression last Sunday evening at The Well.

Past couple years for me (and Corrie) have been a pretty amazing and fast paced journey down a road of rediscovering faith in the context of the larger story that God is telling in the world around us. Looking back, I think I wasted a lot of years trying to figure out how to get more God into my plans for life vs. the other way around. It hasn’t been an easy road to walk, but it has been filled with incredible stories of people & their lives being changed.

I don’t yet know Seth (Primm), Matt, Rick, Seth (Haines) or Philip as well as I’d like to (or plan to), but I do know that being surround and influenced by a group of people like that is pretty incredible. I truly appreciate the impact they have had on my life and for being voices of encouragement along the way.

…looking for a couple places to continuing exploring these themes?  Try…

I’d love to hear your story of Rescue & Redemption. Would you share?


(you can visit The Well’s website and go to Media > Messages to steal a listen to the evening)

Another One Bites The Dust

Another One Bites The Dust