Chris Lazo

Lead Pastor

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.


Director of Operations

Allen oversees the major operations of the church, especially teams and Home Groups, which are a part of our pathway of apprenticeship. 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.

Michael Brock

Youth Coordinator

Michael leads our high school and jr high youth groups on Thursday night, and is also a full time carpenter. Having grown up in Santa Barbara, he is now giving the same thing to the youth in our community that he was given when he was in school: Jesus.

He and his wife, Heidi, reside in Santa Barbara. And we are so thankful they are a part of this team!

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

Eliot is our newest addition to the Reality Staff! She is involved with much of the administrative weight, such as bookeeping, people and culture, and other administrative systems, in order to create space for ministry and ministers to happen. 


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



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