Chris Lazo

Lead Pastor || Elder

Chris is the leading pastor of Reality Santa Barbara, directing the church through preaching, vision, and overseeing the staff.

Chris has lived in Santa Barbara since 2004, when he first moved here to go to school. After (reluctantly) attending Reality, Chris experienced a powerful conversion of his heart by God, and hasn’t left the church since! He is married to Brianna (who he also met at church through a powerful conversion experience), and together, they have two kids.


Pastor | Elder

Allen oversees major ministry groups in the church, such as teams and Home Groups, which are a part of our pathway. Allen is married to Janine, and together have three grown humans.

Fun facts: He is the CEO of a communications company, and helped win a championship for USC as an offensive lineman. Today, instead of pummelling people, Allen propels them. You can often find Allen outside by the connect table.


Children's Director

Becca directs our kids ministry to know, grow, and show Jesus.

When she’s not working with kids, she is a (full time) marriage and family therapist. She’s married to Ryan who works in the medical industry, and they both have a dog named Rue.

Cameron Hunt

Sunday Operations Coordinator

Cameron coordinates the many different teams that make a Sunday morning gathering possible. 

Fun fact: Cameron’s full time job is in landscape architcture. We love how he uses that God-given skill to make sure the outside environment of our church is welcoming to visitors. He and his wife Shandi reside in Santa Barbara.


Director of Administration

This is Eliot! She is involved with much of the administrative weight of the church, such as bookeeping, people and culture, and other administrative systems, in order to create space for ministry and ministers to happen. Eliot and her husband Bill live in Santa Barbara, and have two adult sons.


Youth Director

Havah is our newest addition to the Reality Staff! She leads the High School and Jr High groups which meet every Thursday night from 7pm-9pm, at 949 Veronica Springs Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.

Here is a list of upcoming youth events


If you ever visit Reality on a Sunday, we would love to meet you!



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