• 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.

  • Kevin Kessler

    Associate Pastor

    Kevin Kessler, his wife Nicole and their three children Annika, Adelynn and Christian live in Osburn.  Kevin and Nicole have been members of Real Life Ministries Silver Valley since its first days in 2007 and Kevin has served as a Home Group leader since that time.   Kevin grew up in Idaho, served in the U.S. Army, and had a prior career in law enforcement.   In 2021 he retired from the Idaho State Police where he served as a Trooper and said yes to God's call on his life to become a Pastor.   In 2021 Kevin was commissioned as  an Associate Pastor here at RLMSV and is currently going through the ordination process.

  • 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.