Raised in Walnut Creek, Dale met his wife Lisa when they were students at Biola University. Dale has been in ministry for 30 years and has served as a Youth Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Lead Pastor.
As Reality SF’s Executive Director, Dale oversees and manages the staff, helping them to lead and care for the ministries which they lead.
Besides five years on the beautiful island of Maui, Dale and Lisa have lived most of their married lives in the Bay Area. Lisa is an amazing public school kindergarten teacher, and they have one daughter, Anna, who attends Biola University. Dale has also been a high school football coach for many years and is a longtime season ticket holder for his beloved 49ers.
Meet Our Team
Learn about some of the other folks who lead our church.
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.Read their story
Marissa Smit, Children’s Ministry Director
Marissa equips volunteer teams, curates curriculum, and oversees Sunday operations in our Children's Ministry, The Village.Read their story
Dale Gustafson, Executive Director
Dale oversees and manages the staff, helping them to lead and care for the ministries which they lead.Read their story