The Rev. Konstantin Rusch was born in 1894 in Huck
. He completed the preaching seminar in 1928 and began to serve the congregation in Sarepta
in 1929. He was arrested in 1929, convicted, and sentenced to 10 years of hard labor. He was killed in 1941.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: AER Verlag Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland, 1978): 167.