Real Life leadership

The staff and leadership here at Real Life is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at

Ryan Charest

lead planter

Ryan is from South Dakota, but he ended up in Nebraska to go to school at Nebraska Christian College where he graduated with his Bachelors in Youth Ministry, and where he met his wife, Pam. In addition to leading Real Life, Ryan works part time at Compass Center for families, where he gets to be the light of Jesus to real families with real hurts in need of hope. Ryan enjoys watching his children compete in their athletics, meeting new people, and cheering loudly for the Oakland A's during baseball season.

Pam Charest

Worship LEader

Pam is married to Ryan and they have three wonderful kids. She graduated from Nebraska Christian College with an Associates Degree in General Biblical Studies, and then got her Degree in Nursing. She started playing the piano when she was eight years old and learned guitar from Ryan later on. She leads worship at Real Life and is a nurse in the dialysis unit.