Melissa Weinisch

Youth Pastor

Originally from New York, Melissa grew up in a home with two Jewish-Christian parents who consistently served in ministry and missions. But it wasn’t until the age of 20 at a Reality LA church gathering that Melissa came to understand the depth of her need for Jesus and His loving sacrifice.

After studying Communications at SF State, she worked in retail, theatre, event planning, and music before joining Jews for Jesus to direct children and youth ministry on the West Coast. Coincidentally, her first Sunday in San Francisco in 2010 was also Reality SF’s first Sunday!

Over nearly a decade, God grew Melissa’s heart for the city, and especially for the young people, whom she sees as a powerful and essential part of God’s renewal here. Having helped launched RSF’s Youth Ministry years ago, she was thrilled to join staff as the Youth Pastor.

Melissa loves walking alongside young people in their relationship with Jesus and equipping them to partner in seeking renewal in our city. Nothing ignites Melissa’s soul like walking alongside young people in their relationship with Jesus. (She also loves the Giants, West-Coast Swing dancing, and pugs.)

Meet Our Team

Learn about some of the other folks who lead our church.

Allisence Chang, Children’s Coordinator

Allisence is responsible for preparing our preschool rooms on Sunday mornings, as well as developing inclusive systems for children with special needs.

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Jessica Kastelberg, Children’s Coordinator

Jessica oversees our nursery classrooms, serving as a resource for parents and volunteers who care for the youngest in our community.

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Sergio Gomes, Pastoral Resident

As Pastoral Resident, Sergio currently spends his time overseeing our Community Group ministry and preparing to eventually be sent out to plant or revitalize a church.

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