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Russ Stammer serves as Interim Pastor at Ramapo Valley Baptist Church in Oakland, (NJ).  Pastor Stammer is a recent graduate of Nyack College, in Nyack, NY receiving magna cum laude honors and his degree in Pastoral Ministry, concentrating on Leadership and Preaching and is investigating seminaries where he will pursue a Masters of Theology degree.


Pastor Stammer is a bi-vocational pastor and works in the Merchandise Presentation Department for Toys R Us in their corporate headquarters in Wayne, NJ.  In addition Pastor Stammer is a 17 year veteran of the Oakland Fire Department serving as a firefighter, Lieutenant and Chaplain, is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and is a member of the Hackensack University Medical Center Phoenix CISM Team, a peer group who counsel colleagues involved in emotionally stressful incidents.   Pastor Russ is also a Chaplain and firefighter for the Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department.  Russ also serves on the Board of Directors of the Fellowship of Christian Firefighters International and is founder of the North Jersey Chapter, he also teaches classes on CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) and Fire Chaplaincy at the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute in Mahwah, NJ.  


Pastor Stammer and his wife Eleanor live with their two children Katie and Jonathan, in Oakland, NJ.