LEADING BY SERVING

Our Team

Our staff team is comprised of men and women who are passionate about Jesus and the potential of the people Jesus entrusts to us. We believe God has called us to equip the church for the mission of reaching the world for Jesus one person at a time. We see ourselves as coaches, not star players.

Richie Shaw

Lead Pastor

Richie Shaw is the Lead Pastor and founder of Real Life Spokane.  His wife Kate and his two daughters, Faith and Ruby together moved to Spokane to launch Real Life in 2010.  Richie holds an undergraduate degree in Biblical Literature from Northwest University and is a passionate learner.  Richie and Kate live in the Spokane area and love their city.

Michael Kotsala

Michael Kotsala

South Hill Groups Pastor

Michael is one of our Group’s Pastors and is helping lead the charge for our South Hill Campus!  He has been married to his best friend, Hannah, since 2003 and has 3 wonderful kids – Jacob, Sammy & Pam.  He is excited and encouraged by what he sees God doing IN and THROUGH the people of Real Life Spokane!  He is also really excited about what God is doing on the South Hill!

Shane Austin

Shane Austin

Groups Pastor

Shane and his wife Jessie have been involved with Real Life Spokane since the beginning in 2010. They live in Spokane with their two daughters, Esme and Adah, and their son, Declan.

Michael Gray

Michael Gray

Groups Pastor

Michael is one of our Groups Pastors, and also works in our discipleship development process.  He is a former and future church planter.

Brennan Johnson

Brennan Johnson

Next Generation Pastor

Brennan and his wife Kelli have been attending Real Life Ministries since early 2011. Brennan oversees the ages of 0-28 years old and is passionate about developing leaders and helping bring a systematic approach to the development of all age groups in our church.

Samuel Morin

Samuel Morin

Worship Pastor

Samuel leads our worship and creative teams and leaders in vision, culture and development. He assists in leading our strategic direction as a church and is responsible for all worship environments and experiences.

Leighton Miles

Leighton Miles

Worship Director

Leighton oversees the Adult Sunday Worship Experience, working closely with Samuel to create Jesus-honoring worship environments in our Sunday services. He has been an active member of the Real Life team since our Spokane church plant launched in 2010. Leighton loves being a family man – he is husband to his wife Lindsey, and father to their daughter Louise.

Michele Wood

Michele Wood

Office Manager

Michele is a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 9. She is married to her husband Rick and together serve as connect group leaders in the nine mile area. She also helps out in the toddlers rooms on Sundays. Michele loves and values Real Life Ministries and feels very blessed to be a part of this amazing team. She is excited to continually see the wonderful things God is doing to and through His people!

Ceci Garrett

Ceci Garrett

LiferKids! Staff

Ceci Garrett joined RLM as the Early Childhood Coordinator to make an impact with the future disciple-makers (also known as infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers) and their families. She brings a passion for growth and development as well as the fatherless to LiferKids. She graduated from Liberty University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology.

Josh Cross

Josh Cross

LiferKids! Staff

Josh is on our kids staff. He helps with the planning and implementations of the various kids programs.