• Gene Jacobs

    Lead Pastor

    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

    Associate Pastor

    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 responsibilities in shepherding. In 2018 he was commissioned as  an Associate Pastor here at RLMSV.


  • Aimee Walsh

    Next Gen Coach

    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. She interned at Real Life Ministries on the Palouse to learn more about Kid's Ministry. After graduating she felt God calling her back to the Silver Valley and in 2016 she became the RLKids Leader and in 2018 she became the Next Gen Coach. Aimee is very passionate about kids and helping them develop authentic faith while working alongside  parents. She also volunteers in the Benevolence Ministry. 


  • Amy Renner

    Office Manager

    Amy is happily married to Dave Renner. She loves the Lord with her whole heart and is  thankful to be a part of and serve this church family. 


  • Dave Renner

    Men's Ministry

    Dave is happily married to Amy Renner. He loves the Lord and as he puts it, he's an old logger dude!

  • Christina Mace

    Women's Ministry

    Christina Mace is the REAL  Women's leader with a heart for women at any stage of their life. As a mother of 10 great kids and wife to Josh Mace, she has a lifetime of knowledge and experience in what God can and will do when our lives are focused on Him. With a counseling background, God has chosen to use her to come alongside women to speak truth and perspective on many areas of struggles for wives, mothers, and sisters in Christ. She also finds time to make jewelry, unique cardboard creations, and loves to decorate for all occasions.

  • Heather Davis

    Thrift Store Cashier

    Heather is married to Chris Davis. They have one adult daughter, Katie, and one grandson, Logan, who they enjoy spoiling. Heather also likes to be crafty and spend as much time outdoors as possible. She has been on staff at RLMSV as a thrift store cashier since Jan. 2016. Additionally she serves in the nursery in our Real Life Kids ministry.