Meet the Elders

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We'd love to connect with you!  

Do you have questions about Reality or what we believe about Jesus and His church? Do you need prayer for healing or anything else (James 5:13-18)? Do you need to be encouraged in the Lord (Romans 1:12)?

We are available up front near the stage after each Sunday gathering or after Wednesday morning prayer to pray for, love and encourage anyone in need. Or, you can make an appointment during the week by emailing .

Want to know what we look like so you can find us on a Sunday or Wednesday? Check out our mug shots here on this page and then click the picture for a little more info about us.

the elders at Reality


Chris Lazo

Elder/Pastor for Preaching and Vision at the Santa Barbara Campus

Matt Smith

Elder/Pastor, Santa Barbara

Tyler Morgan

Elder/Pastor for Finance and Business Ops for all three campuses

Britt Merrick

Elder/Pastor for Preaching and Vision for the Carpinteria Campus

Todd Branning

Elder/Pastor, Carpinteria Campus

Sean Lionello

Elder/Pastor, Carpinteria Campus

Chad Amico

Elder/Pastor, Ventura Campus chad@realityventura.com

Paolo Cembrano

Elder/Pastor, Ventura Campus paolo@realityventura.com

Billy Hunter

Elder/Pastor, Ventura Campus billy@realityventura.com