Josh Gray
Lead Pastor
phone: 208.882.2484
email: joshgray@liferotp.com

Josh joined the Real Life team in 2012. He is honored to be working in God’s Kingdom and loves the people at Real Life. Prior to his call in ministry, Josh worked in the insurance industry and ran his own company. Josh married his wife, Kerri, in 1995, and they have three outstanding children: Vitoria, Jacob, and Ellie.


Darby Anderson
Home Groups Pastor
phone: 208.882.2484
email: darby@liferotp.com

Darby was born and raised in northern California where he learned to appreciate the great outdoors. While studying for his bachelor’s degree in history at Sonoma State University, he came to know the Lord in 1990. Darby spent over a decade as a Bible teacher and overseas missionary before pastoring two churches back in the States. He felt called to the Palouse region and moved here in 2019, joining the Real Life team shortly thereafter. He and his wife, Melissa, were married in 2000 and have two daughters.


Sarah Brutsman
Connections Pastor
phone: 208.882.2484
email: sarah@liferotp.com

Sarah moved to Moscow with her family in 2012, and they have been attending and volunteering with Real Life ever since. Sarah and her husband, Bryan, have been married for over 20 years and they have three children: Kyla, Triston, and Charity. They have a mission-minded family and are thrilled to be part of the Real Life team.


Laura Uhlenkott
Children’s Pastor
phone: 208.882.2484
email: laura@liferotp.com

Laura was born in Oregon and spent time in Texas before landing in Idaho. She is working on a business degree at Lewis and Clark State College, and she and her son, Stephen, have been involved with Awana for five years. Laura loves working in LIFER Kids and helping people feel welcome at our church.


Emmy Salisbury
Youth Pastor
phone: 208.882.2484
email: emmy@liferotp.com

Emmy is a lifelong resident of Moscow who adores the community and her church family. She is passionate about helping middle school and high school students find their God-given purpose and design. She and her husband, Jon, have three children: Wyatt, Bodie, and Savannah.


Eric Wright
Lead Minister, Impact Campus Ministries
phone: 208.882.2484
email: eric.wright@impacttheu.com

Eric served as a youth minister in Oklahoma for twelve years before coming to the University of Idaho in 2003 with Impact Campus Ministries. The ministry expanded to Washington State University in 2007 and Lewis-Clark State College in 2011.

Eric and his wife, Mitzi, have one daughter, Macie. Eric and Mitzi met at Ozark Christian College where Eric graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Eric also has a bachelor’s degree in history from U of I and is currently working on his master’s degree.

Eric has been part of Real Life since the beginning in 2007. Impact partnered with Real Life to coach college CARE Group leaders and disciple college students. Eric’s passion lies in helping students explore their God-given design to pursue Him and to bring His Kingdom to their world.


Marty Solomon
President, Impact Campus Ministries
phone: 208.882.2484
email: marty.solomon@impacttheu.com

Marty has a bachelor's degree in Christian ministries from Boise Bible College, and he has been in pastoral roles through various ministries since 2001. He and his wife, Rebekah, have two children, Abigail and Ezekiel. Marty joined Impact Campus Ministries and his family moved to Moscow in 2010. Marty’s passion is to provide students with an intensive discipleship program similar to what a student would encounter in the first century.


Kerri Gray
Women’s Discipleship Pastor
phone: 208.882.2484
email: kerrigray@liferotp.com

Kerri joined the Real Life team as the Women’s Discipleship Pastor in June 2013. She feels blessed and loves the opportunity to partner with God’s call to bring the Kingdom. Kerri has a passion for encouraging and equipping the ladies around her, and a strong desire to help others do the same. She has been married to her husband, Josh, since 1995, and they have three amazing children: Vitoria, Jacob, and Ellie.


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Bryan Brutsman
Men’s Discipleship Pastor
phone: 208.882.2484
email: bryan@liferotp.com

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Sonny Mundell
Counseling Pastor
phone: 208.882.2484
email: sonny@liferotp.com

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Shari Hall
Celebrate Recovery Coordinator
phone: 208.882.2484
email: celebraterecovery@liferotp.com

Shari is the Celebrate Recovery Coordinator for the Palouse region. She holds a Foundation of Biblical Counseling Certificate from Christian Counseling Education Foundation. Shari and Mike were married in 1985 and have two grown children. They moved to the area from California in 1998 and have been members of Real Life since 2012.


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Greg Carter
Worship Pastor
phone: 208.882.2484
email: greg@liferotp.com

Greg joined the Real Life team in 2019. He and his wife, Kristina, were married in 2003 and have two daughters, Kaydence and Kensie. He was born and raised in California and has been passionately pursuing God’s work in ministry for over 15 years. He has a Master’s Degree in Music Composition and Guitar Performance and has taught college-level music classes for over a decade.


Gus Simpson
Director of Production
phone: 208.882.2484
email: gus@liferotp.com

Gus has been part of Real Life since its first preview service in 2007, and started volunteering with creative arts and student ministries in 2008. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast and digital media production and music, and he has worked in radio, film, television, audio, and special event production. He joined the Real Life staff in 2014 to help meet the church’s growing technical needs, and is passionate about creating quality media, experiences, and processes to support and propel the church’s creative endeavors. He and his wife, Atalie, have one son, Judah.


Cathy McElderry
Director of Finance & Operations
phone: 208.882.2484
email: cathy@liferotp.com

Cathy grew up in Missoula, Montana, until moving to Moscow in the fall of 2014. She has worked in various administrative roles for nearly twenty years and has always found purpose in using those gifts to help the church. She loves being a part of small groups in addition to being on staff. She married her husband, Adam, in 2000, and they have two children, Isaiah and Lillian.


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Sandra Collins
Executive Assistant
phone: 208.882.2484
email: sandra@liferotp.com

Sandra was born and raised in the United Kingdom. She traveled to the United States in 1992 where she met her husband, David, at Daytona Bike Week. They married the next year and lived in Florida for twenty years (with a brief time on the Prince of Wales Island in Alaska) before moving to Idaho. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. Sandra has over fifteen years of experience in administrative work, mainly with state and local government, and she looks forward to using her skills at Real Life.


Brent Billings
Director of Communication
phone: 208.882.2484
email: brentbillings@liferotp.com

Brent grew up in Kansas before moving to Idaho and getting involved with Real Life in Post Falls. His career in production and graphic design began in 2003, which involves ongoing training and study. He and his wife, Maggi, moved to Moscow in 2012 to join the Real Life team here. They have one son, Darius.


Real Life Staff, July 2019

Real Life Staff, July 2019