In 1999 Ruslan married Larisa and together they have three children – David, Rut and Emily.
Ruslan was ordained as a deacon in 2002 and for many years he served in Goteşti and took part in missions to two villages nearby. He is now the pastor of the Baptist Church in Goteşti and also leads the social ministries.
Larisa is also involved in the ministry with the women from the church, local women and widows.
Goteşti church runs a Day Care Centre and holds summer Day Camps, a Sunday School and youth group and outreach events in neighbouring villages. Church members are actively involved in the ministries with local socially vulnerable children and adults, widows and other social projects in the winter.