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 a 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. Tarik’s life began to flourish once he committed his life to following Jesus.

He was part of Reality Carpinteria when he met Dave Lomas during a summer internship in 2008. Eventually, he moved with Dave to San Francisco and helped him plant Reality SF. In addition to serving as an elder at Reality SF, Tarik also 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.

Drew Wilkerson, Elder

As a non-staff Elder, Drew is most passionate about discipleship, generosity, and seeing many more people in our city come to know Jesus as Savior.

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Danielle Stowaway, Executive Assistant

Danielle provides administrative support and ministry help to our Teaching & Vision Pastor, Dave Lomas.

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Cameron Torres, Children’s Ministry Director

Cameron aims to care for the children and families of our church while also equipping volunteers to serve healthily and faithfully.

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