Tarik El-Ansary

Administration & Finance Pastor | Elder

Tarik is a first-generation American with both his parents being native Egyptians. Growing up in a non-practicing Muslim home, he always remembered believing in God but not knowing who He is.

Tarik surrendered his life to Jesus later in his life after years of being involved with drugs and serving time in federal prison. His life truly began to flourish once he committed his life to following Jesus.

Tarik was originally a part of Reality Carpinteria where he met Dave Lomas during a summer internship in 2008. Eventually, he moved with Dave to San Francisco and helped plant Reality SF.

In addition to serving as an elder at Reality SF, Tarik oversees the church’s finances, human resources, facilities, and business contracts. 

He and his wife Erika live in the Sunset District with their two biological daughters, Isabelle and Evelyn, and a foster child.

Meet Our Team

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

Melissa Weinisch, Youth Pastor

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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Kayla Berry, Communications Director

Kayla is responsible for clearly translating the vision and mission of Reality SF through the promotion of all church-wide events, initiatives, and resources across all channels.

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Tobi Grunick, Community Connections Pastor

Tobi cares for those who are new to our community, providing support and resources as they integrate into the life of our church.

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