Your RLC LEadership Team


    Lead Pastors, Administration & RLC Board Chairman

    James & Chris Seiler have been in ministry throughout Northern California for almost two decades. They worked in youth and college ministry in Sacramento, Yuba City, and Modesto before planting their first church in South Sacramento. In 2010, they planted Real Life Church of Galt, which is growing and thriving! They have a strong passion to see the lost saved, and for all people to find their true identity and purpose in Jesus Christ. Pastor James and Chris were married in 1997 and have five amazing children (Hannah, Josh, Luke, Noah, and Nathan). James graduated from Capital Bible College and is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. Chris is a work-at-home, homeschooling mother who is also a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. She currently serves as Executive Pastor of Real Life Church of Galt. 

    Email: James Seiler

    Email: Chris Seiler

  • Ana Bencker

    Spanish Ministry

    Ana has a way with people! We call her "The Gatherer." She loves to gather people and share the love of Jesus with them. She does an amazing job reaching the Spanish-speaking community in Galt. She is married to Scot and has one son, Josh, who attends Westmont College.

    Email: Ana Bencker


    Children, Outreach, Accounting

    Michelle, her husband Richard, and two children, Joshua and Joey, have been a part of Real Life Church since the launch in January 2010. Both Michelle and Richard are life-long Galt residents who have a heart to see lives changed in our community. Michelle is the Director of our After School Program, giving kids a place to have fun, meet new friends and gain the tools they need to be successful in life. She also leads Inside Out, her life-long dream of a children's discipleship program that provides kids an opportunity to reach other kids with ministry on the streets. Michelle obtained her License in Ministry with the Assemblies of God in 2015.

    Email: Michelle Bustamante

  • Steven and tAmmy Craig

    Limitless Special Needs

    Steven and Tammy have been part of Real Life Church of Galt since October 2010. They were married in 1991 and have two grown children, Shayla and Kiera. They have a heart for people. Their desire is to share the love of Jesus and to provide opportunities to serve as part of the church body. Steven works as a Para-educator in a special day class here in Galt. Tammy works works as a Unit Manager overseeing a group of claims adjusters. Their favorite place to go locally is the beach and favorite travel destination spot is Alaska. They look forward o what God will do through Limitless over the years and are excited for the opportunity to serve special needs children and their families. 

    Email: Steven & Tammy Craig

  • Rod & Glena Ezell

    RLC Board Member, Seniors & Purchasing

    Rod Ezell has been a partner at Real Life Church of Galt for 4 years, and served on the RLC Board for almost 3 years. Rod has served the Lord for 42 years, and in that time has served on worship teams, as a Bible teacher, as well as serving in an associate role and a lead pastor. Rod enjoys Real Life immensely, and it is his desire to serve wherever needed. In addition, he is blessed to have his wife, son and daughter, and their families with him at Real Life.  Rod couldn't be happier and he says, "it's a joy being a part of such a loving congregation!"  For Rod, "everyday with Jesus is good!"

    Email: Rod Ezell

  • Alec glover

    Junior High

    Alec Glover has been at Real Life Church since he was in Jr. High. He has a heart for students and has served in Authentic Youth as an adult leader for the past couple of years. He's played on the worship team, preached sermons at Authentic Youth, and has mentored several students over the years. He's currently pursuing his credentialing with the Assemblies of God. We're excited to have him step in as our Jr. High Youth Pastor and cannot wait to see all God has planned for AYM 678. 

    Email: Alec Glover

  • michaela johnson


    Michaela is a huge asset to our team! Her role is to connect those within our church who would like to find a place to serve with leaders in various departments. She is extremely gifted in organization and administration. She is married and has two beautiful children, Remi and Chance.

    Email: Michaela Johnson

  • heather johnston

    Real Moms

    Heather has a passion for reaching out to other moms in her similar stage of life. She loves Jesus deeply, and loves to share His love with others. She also has a heart to minister to young women just getting started in adulthood. We love having Heather on our team! She is married to Sam and has three young sons, Brodey, Jett, and Levi.

    Email: Heather Johnston

  • brandon marek

    Worship Arts, Media & Sound

    Brandon Marek and his wife, Melissa, helped found Real Life Church. Brandon has a passion for not only leading worship, but instructing on healthy worship practices for the church and individuals. He's a gifted music teacher, and an extremely talented sound engineer. Brandon studied music education, music performance, music technology, and music composition at Stanislaus State University. Besides playing clarinet professionally, and being a talented vocalist, he plays sax, flute, oboe, guitars, bass, piano, and dabbles in drums. He's basically a music nerd! Melissa is a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Stockton. She has a natural gift with children, and enjoys serving in our nursery and preschool. Brandon and Melissa were married in 2011 and have two adorable daughters, Adelyn and Cadence.

    Email: Brandon Marek

  • stephany martin

    Real Moms

    Stephany is married to David and the proud mom of two little girls, Madison and Macy, and has one more beautiful baby on the way! Stephany is co-leader of Real Moms with Heather Johnston.

  • jeff & cheryl mceachron

    Discipleship, Family Ministries, Prayer

    Jeff and Cheryl McEachron were married in 1970, and they have four grown sons and 13 amazing grandchildren. Together, they counsel couples and families through various life situations. Jeff has a passion to see people come to Christ and grow in their relationship with Him. Whether he was working as a general contractor, or leading a Bible study at church or at the State prison, or just meeting you and having a conversation that soon has the touch of the divine, that passion shines through. Jeff does one-on-one mentoring with men. Jeff is an avid fisherman! Cheryl fell in love with Jesus as a child and loves to share Him and His Word with women of all ages. She has been involved in ministry to all ages, but found her passion in women's ministry and prayer. She also loves teaching on spiritual gifts. As a Christian Life Coach, she loves that one-on-one time to help women move forward and see their lives changed one choice at a time. 

    Email: Jeff McEachron

    Email: Cheryl McEachron

  • Andy & ashley much


    Andy & Ashley planted our very first youth ministry at Real Life Church of Galt back in 2010. The youth ministry grew quickly and enjoyed much fruit under their leadership. They left Galt for a time to help Ashley's brother plant a church in Los Angeles. In 2017, they returned to Real Life Church to inspire a new generation of young people to follow hard after Jesus! They have one little boy, Zion, and another on the way.

    Email: Ashley Much

  • Chris newell


    Chris is passionate about encouraging men to be all God intended for them to be, to serve in the church, and lead their families. He enjoys leading backpacking trips and the outdoors. He is also a long-time business owner of Galt Sign & Screenprinting. Chris is married, has three children, and four grandchildren.

    Email: Chris Newell


    Young Adults, Sports Ministry

    Jamie and Julie Nunez began attending Real Life Church in 2013. They are passionate about ministering to young people. They hold monthly events Young Adults ages 18-29, helping them navigate through their life issues. In addition, they open their home one night a week to host our youth Life Group. Jamie serves as a Board Member for RLC, and runs the Sports Ministry, as well. Julie is a Training Manager for Apple. Jamie and Julie were married in 2001 and have three amazing children, Jordan, Jax, and Julius.

    Email: Jamie Nunez

    Email: Julie Nunez

  • Jordan nunez

    Nursery & Preschool

    Jordan has served in our Nursery and Preschool for several years, and recently assumed leadership of both our Nursery & Preschool Departments. She has a special knack with babies and children, and thoroughly enjoys being involved with their families.

    Email: Jordan Nunez

  • Ernie & lisa Plascencia

    RLC Board Member, Facilities & Clothing Pantry

    Ernie & Lisa Plascencia have amazing servant hearts and will do whatever is required to help people in our community  They have been married for many years, have two children and four grandchildren.  They have been with us at Real Life Church since 2013, while serving in a variety of roles.  Recently, Ernie was elected as a Board Member and oversees the facilities.  Also, Lisa has taken over the Clothing Pantry to provide clothes to those in need.  Don't be surprised if you see them serving in a variety of roles as they continue to model for our church true servant hearts.

    E-mail:  Ernie Plascencia

  • sterling & julie sawyer

    Discipleship & Life Groups, RLC Board Member

    Sterling & Julie have an extensive background in ministry at various churches. We were so pleased when they joined our team several years ago, as they bring many gifts to our church. They conduct various discipleship classes for our church, and oversee our Life Groups. They have three children and six grandchildren.

    Email: Julie Sawyer

  • Karen & Howard Sims

    Seniors & Special Events (Funerals, Weddings)


    Email: Karen Sims