Find Out Who We Are!
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Meet the Team
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Campus Lead Pastor
My Family: Married to Christy for over 30 years, two great children, son Ilya and daughter Tatiana, son in law Micah, two granddaughters, Izabella and Adelaide.
My Story: I was born in Northern California, raised in the midwest, received Jesus in 1981 before joining the Navy and serving for 6 1/2 years. I married Christy in 1986 beginning the wonderful journey of marriage and ministry. I have been blessed to do many things from seeing the world through my military experience, spending a number of years in the cabinet business and ultimately being called to full time ministry. Christy and I moved to Coeur d Alene in 1993 where we adopted both of our children from Russia. We joined Real Life Ministries in 1998 and have been blessed by seeing God move in so many tangible ways.
My life verse: Psalm 40 “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of a slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”
Favorite quote: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” A.W. Tozer
Favorite food: A medium rare ribeye steak and apple pie for desert.
Favorite Season: fall, winter and spring
Hobbies: Dirt Bike riding, fly fishing, snow skiing and fixing up old trucks.
MY FAMILY: Melissa and I will be celebrating 24 years of marriage coming this September and we are blessed with two amazing daughters Morgan and Josie.
MY STORY: I was born and raised in Northwest Montana. Melissa and I moved from Montana to North Idaho in the year 2000. In 2004, Melissa and I gave our lives to Christ at Real Life Ministries Post Falls and It’s been an amazing journey following Jesus.
BEFORE RLM: Before I was invited to full time ministry at Real Life, I worked for a local grocery store as a meat cutter /supervisor for approximately 20 years.
LIFE VERSE: Philippians 4: 6-7 ” Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and Minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Campus Worship Lead
Born in Wrangle, AK and raised in Spokane Valley, WA, I found a love for music and people at an early age. My family moved to Spirit Lake, ID at the end of my high school career and I plugged into church environments regularly. I studied music at North Idaho College and have tried to infuse my musical life into the community as much as possible. I met a truly wonderful and talented girl and made her my wife on Sept 3rd, 2004. Shelley and I have been married for 13 years and we have five (hopefully more!!) crazy, gorgeous, full of life children. We have our own band that we lead and have been apart of what Real Life has been doing since the start this year (2017). And LOVING what God has been doing in our hearts and lives!
Fun details about us:
We love to have friends over for food and conversation
World travel and foreign cultures are something we enjoy to be apart of
Disc golf, family functions, and investigating new restaurants are what we do for fun
Overwhelming hot days are something we try to avoid!
Paul & Sara White
My wife, Sara, and I are celebrating best 17 years this October together, and we have a beautiful daughter Mikayla, and twin boys Colson and Carter.
Came to know the Lord at age 9 at Ross Point kids camp, raised at Priest Lake off the grid for 13 years, early enlisted in military before completing High School, and been in the wood working industry for the past 25 years.
BEFORE REAL LIFE MINISTRIES:
We visited small churches here and there looking for a good church for our kids, then we found Real Life, saw good results behavior wise soon after signing our kids up and in addition to that we were able to attend service together knowing our kids were having fun and learning about Jesus same time we were!
Joshua 1:8/ 24:15b
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.Then you will be prosperous and successful. / 24:15b “But as for me and my household we will serve the Lord.”