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Lead Pastor

Gene Jacobs

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

Associate Pastor

Richard Jansen

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

Thrift Store Manager/Benevolence Team Leader

Christy Jacobs

Christy is our Thrift Store manager & Benevolence Team Leader. She is married to our Lead Pastor Gene & they have 2 adult children. She loves Jesus & life !!

Real Life Kids Leader

Aimee Walsh

Aimee is a college graduate from the University of Idaho with a degree in Child Development Family Relations. She has attended Real Life Ministries since 2008 and has served in RLKid's ministry since then. Last summer she interned at Real Life Ministries on the Palouse to learn more about Kid's Ministry and loved every second of it. Aimee is very passionate about Kids and helping them develop authentic faith while working alongside the parents. She also volunteers in the Benevolence Ministry.

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