Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team is made up of staff elders, lay elders, staff members, and a board of directors. Here are some stories of who we are, what we do, and where we come from.

Meet Our Elders

Our elders are biblically qualified servant-leaders, responsible for guiding and guarding the mission, vision, life, and doctrine of Reality SF — all under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Chief Shepherd of the Church.

Kevin Cooke, Marriage & Family Pastor | Elder

In addition to serving as an elder, Kevin provides oversight for our Marriage & Family Ministries, which pursue care and discipleship of married couples, parents, children, and youth.

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Tarik El-Ansary, Administration & Finance Pastor | Elder

In addition to serving as an elder, Tarik oversees our church’s finances, human resources, facilities, and legal contracts.

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Wilson Leung, Lay Elder

As a Lay Elder, Wilson is passionate about teaching, discipleship, and going through real life together.

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Dave Lomas, Lead Pastor | Elder

In addition to serving as an elder at Reality SF, Dave serves as Lead Pastor, responsible for the overall pastoral vision and teaching of the church.

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Joe Tuson, Lay Elder

As a Lay Elder, Joe is most passionate about prayer and longs for us to prioritize intimacy with Jesus above everything.

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Meet Our Staff

Our staff team seeks to serve and equip our church to carry out the mission of Jesus in San Francisco.

Matt Barrios, Leadership Training & Development Minister

Matt trains and develops leaders in our church, while also creating the Practice content for our Community Groups.

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Kayla Berry, Media Coordinator

Kayla creates Sunday slides, graphic design assets, and online teaching media, while also curating content for our social media accounts.

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Victoria Bravo, Office Administrator

Victoria supports the staff administratively, helps create a hospitable, organized environment at our headquarters, and welcomes guests at reception.

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Jessica Gracewski, Leadership Care & Support Director

In addition to supporting our Community Group coaches, Jessica empowers RSF congregants to create spaces for connection, equipping, and growth.

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Tobi Grunick, Leadership Care & Support Minister

Tobi oversees and cares for dozens of Community Group coaches, who in turn care for and support our church’s Community Group leaders.

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Dale Gustafson, Executive Director

Dale oversees and manages the staff, helping them to lead and care for the ministries which they lead.

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Emily Houghton, Nursery Ministry Coordinator

Emily supports our nursery volunteers in caring for the babies of The Village, while also encouraging and connecting with parents.

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Brian Kim, Children’s Ministry Assistant Director

Brian seeks to love and serve the children and parents of our congregation by providing places and tools for families to grow in maturity, depth, and wisdom.

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Tyler Madsen, Music Ministry Director

Tyler shepherds and cultivates the musical/worship culture of Reality SF, while also guiding the overall experience of Sunday gatherings.

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David McKinney, Prayer Ministry Director

David supports, cultivates, and provides training for prayer in our church, while also facilitating prayer counseling sessions.

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Emily Morgan, Preschool Ministry Coordinator

Emily works and learns with The Village volunteers who care for our two, three, and four year olds, while also cultivating a caring community of parents, kids, and leaders.

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Nkechi Neuberg, Newcomer Engagement & Community Director

Nkechi hosts welcoming spaces where new people can be known, seen, and heard — hopefully leading to soul-enriching experiences.

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Candace Richardson, Assistant to Dave Lomas

Candace is responsible for coordinating Dave's meetings, showing hospitality to our guest teachers, and assisting with other pastoral initiatives and projects.

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Marissa Smit, Children’s Ministry Director

Marissa equips volunteer teams, curates curriculum, and oversees Sunday operations in our Children's Ministry, The Village.­

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Danielle Stowaway, Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Danielle cares for our relationships with local partner organizations and missionaries, while also cultivating Reality's ministry in San Francisco and beyond.

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Jason Swanson, Sunday Volunteer Director

Jason manages Sunday logistics, while also caring pastorally for our amazing Sunday volunteers.

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Cameron Torres, Elementary Ministry Coordinator

Cameron aims to equip and care for the elementary leaders in such a way that when they serve, they can focus on making children feel known and loved.

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Melissa Weinisch, Youth Minister

Melissa loves walking alongside young people in their relationship with Jesus and equipping them to partner in seeking renewal in our city.

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Kristen White, Office Manager

Kristen makes the Reality SF Headquarters a hospitable space for all, using her gifts of administration, prayer, and genuine care.

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Brad Witty, Communications Director

Brad oversees communication and promotion of all church-wide events, initiatives, and resources across all channels.

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Board of Directors

As a 501c3 non-profit organization incorporated in the State of California, Reality SF is accountable to the state and the Reality SF Board of Directors, who ensures that all business and financial matters in the church are handled biblically, legally, and in accordance with its bylaws with integrity and transparency. You can learn more about our Board of Directors and its responsibilities here.

Dave Lomas
RSF Elder & Board President

Tarik El-Ansary
RSF Elder & Board Secretary

Tyler Morgan
Reality Carpinteria Elder

Britt Merrick
Reality Carpinteria Elder

Ryon Paton
RSF Congregant

Lija Farnham
RSF Congregant

Scott Hale
RSF Congregant