WHAT TO EXPECT
Gene has served as the Lead Pastor and an elder at Real Life Ministries Silver Valley since our church was planted in 2007.
Gene grew up in Western Washington, served in the US Navy and attended Boise Bible College. He married his bride Christy in 1991 and they have two grown children, Brandon and Elizabeth.
Gene is passionate about people enjoying a personal relationship with Jesus and believes every person; family and relationship can be restored by God’s grace.
Gene spends his free time with his family, playing guitar and exploring the trails of North Idaho by foot or bicycle
Richard Jansen and his wife Melanie live in Kellogg and have been members of Real Life Ministries since its first days in 2007. He has served on the Worship Team from the beginning and his journey with Real Life brought further opportunities to serve as a C.A.R.E. Group Leader/Coach and a Men’s Bible Study leader throughout the years. He was appointed as an elder in July of 2011 and in 2014 quit his graphic design business to assume the responsibilities as a shepherding elder. Richard has a strong desire to grow in understanding the sufficiency of Jesus Christ as his Life
Don Ferguson and his wife Jennifer have been married for going on nineteen years now. They are very active in their family life, raising Marie, Megan and Matthew (shown) to love and follow Jesus Christ.
Don is one of the founding elders at Real Life and owns Ferguson Contracting, Inc.
Larry has been an elder for four and half years. He and his wife Margie have four children , twelve grand kids and two great grand. Hobbies he enjoys are golf, hunting, fishing and all out doors.
John and Dana moved to the Silver Valley with their 4 daughters in 1997. We are currently serving together as Co-Leaders of a CARE group, and as care group coaches. Dana is also serving in Kids Ministry. John has been an elder since 2015.
Brad and Rhonda have been married four years and serve as members of the media team. Brad has been a member of RLMSV for several years. When Rhonda married Brad, she became a member and has served in various capacities in the church. They both enjoy serving in outreach programs such as monthly movie nights. Brad trained with the elder team for over a year and became an elder in 2015.