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Our Staff


Kelly VanArsdol 

Lead Pastor


Corban Lambert

Discipleship Pastor

Kelly was born and raised in Moab, Utah. He married Amy in 2014 and together they have 3 children. Lucas (6), Micah (4), and a baby girl Lilly (10 months). He received his bachelor's degree in History from Southern Utah University and his Masters of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He spent the last 7 years serving as a Campus and Associate pastor at the Adventure Church in the Greater Salt Lake City area. He enjoys studying the Bible and walking with people in their daily lives, pointing them to Jesus. 

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.


Gary Hopkins

College Pastor


Amanda Druffel

Lifer Kids Pastor

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.

Amanda grew up in Yakima, Washington and moved to Pullman four years ago with her husband Brett. They have two girls - Morgan (5) and Kami (2). Amanda graduated from the University of Colorado in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communications. This Spring she completed her Masters in Teaching through WGU. Since moving to Pullman Amanda has enjoyed volunteering at Real Life while working remotely with a handful of churches throughout Washington. She recently felt the pull to work and serve here at Real Life since the first day she and her family walked into Real Life Church.


Terry Harwood

Director of Finance


Alex Little

Care Pastor

Terry was born and raised in St. Maries, Idaho. He and his wife, Tricia, have three children: Liz, Jenna, and Jeffrey. Recently, his twin daughters graduated from the University of Idaho, and his son graduated from high school. Terry brings a wealth of business knowledge from owning and running multiple Napa stores for 19 years.

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 a master's degree in clinical mental health. 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.

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