Gary grew up in Spokane and came to school at WSU where he met his wife, Judy, as volunteer leaders in Young Life. He served on staff with Young Life for 31+ years in the Tri-Cities, San Jose, CA and Malawi, Africa before returning to Pullman 13 years ago as the College Director for Young Life at WSU & U of Idaho. He has a heart for both discipleship as well as reaching the disconnected, disinterested students. The new building will be a focal point for many college events and connections. Gary and Judy have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren.
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Annika grew up in Snohomish, Washington, and moved to Pullman in 2017 to go to WSU as a fourth generation coug. During her time in Pullman she was a manager at the SHBM Atrium Café, the wellness chair of her sorority, and a college YoungLife leader. She graduated in December 2020 with a degree in Hospitality Business Management and has spent the past few months working in Chelan. Now she’s back in Pullman and is so excited to get to serve others in the community.
Corban was born in Phoenix, Arizona. His father and grandfather were both pastors, and Corban completed his degree from Hope International University to follow in their steps. He has served in youth ministry since 2009 and was the youth pastor at Hacienda Heights Baptist Church for four years before joining Real Life in 2018. He hopes to bless others as God has blessed him.
Chris was born in Virginia, and grew up outside Washington DC in Manassas Virginia. Chris has a passion for creative Arts, Technology and worship ministry and has been leading worship in different capacities for nine years. He was in ministry in the Nashville TN area for about five years before joining the Real life staff in 2019. Chris earned his bachelors in Ministry Leadership at Williamson College in Franklin, TN. Chris and has wife Mariah are excited and committed to what God is doing in Pullman and the surrounding areas.
Alex was born in Oregon, but most of his childhood was spent in Olympia, Washington. He graduated from Northwest University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in religion and philosophy and recently graduated with his master's degree in Biblical counseling. Alex and his wife, Carissa, have four children, Landon, Adelyn, Dawson, and Kashton. Alex and Carissa have been involved with Real Life since the church’s first meeting.