Category Archives: Founder’s Corner

Sheryl Russell: “Chair time…”

Below, CYT co-founder Sheryl Russell reflects on what she took away from her recent attendance at the Global Leadership Summit, a two-day event that serves pioneering pastors and leaders through world-class leadership experiences and resources. I had the opportunity to attend … Continue reading

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CYT founders celebrate 40 years of marriage!

CYT founders Paul and Sheryl Russell celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday! That is a huge milestone that should be celebrated! We thought we would rally everyone together to give them the best anniversary gift ever: a donation to CYT … Continue reading

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CYT Expo: It’s all in the family

The CYT Expo is less than three weeks away! As we continue the countdown, CYT co-founder Sheryl Russell shares her thoughts on what the Expo means to her and why she’s so excited to see you in Houston. The CYT … Continue reading

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Paul Russell: “Some things never change!”

[The following was contributed by Paul Russell, co-founder of CYT] There is nothing like directing a CYT show. I just finished directing Rapunzel (a new CYT original for CYT San Diego) and I have to tell you – it was messy, emotional, and bumpy. … Continue reading

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Q&A with CYT co-founder Sheryl Russell

Either you’ve met her, heard of her, or stumbled upon this post because you googled “amazing woman.” Here’s the deal about Sheryl Russell: she is among the most Godly, encouraging, patient, and organized women ever. She is half of the … Continue reading

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How do you incorporate “Judeo-Christian values” into a CYT show?

[The following was contributed by Paul Russell, co-founder and President of CYT] How do you incorporate “Judeo-Christian values” into a CYT show? Good question. After all, CYT does children literature, fairy tales, and Aesop fables. Where are the Christian teachings … Continue reading

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Founder’s Corner: Gratitude for the CYT Family

As I returned home last week from CYT Kansas City I reflected on the amazing outpouring of love and support that CYT, from around the country, sent to the families in Kansas City and to the St. Johns family after … Continue reading

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