Last Call: Mindi Russell


Executive Director and Senior Chaplain, Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento


Mindi is my nickname. The only person who ever calls me by my real name (Marilyn) is my mom when I’m in trouble.

What makes you happy? My happiness comes from my faith, my family, my friends and my freedom.

What makes you sad?
When I feel like I haven’t been able to help someone who is hurting.

Something about you people would be surprised to know: That I used to be a professional gospel singer, and that I’m going to be a grandmom for the second time.

Favorite book: The Bible.

Favorite time of year: I love spring for the newness and new life and the atmosphere of rebirth. 

A recent indulgence: A spontaneous trip with my beloved husband.

A person you admire: Billy Graham.

Hobbies: Playing the piano and being a human toy for my granddaughter.

Celebrity you had a crush on in the seventh grade:
Paul McCartney.