The Real Life Team

Pastors & Staff

Lee Erickson

Senior Pastor

Pastor Lee was born and raised in Camas, Wa. He married Linda in 1980 and now has 5 children and 10 grandchildren. He graduated with his B.A. from Eugene Bible College and has served in the Foursquare church for over 30 years. He founded Real Life in October 1993. Lee loves to do triathlons, camping, fishing and being with his kids and grandkids. 

Amy Snyder

Associate Pastor

Pastor Amy was born and raised in the Portland Metro area and then moved to Vancouver after getting married to Jason in 1996. She has 2 daughters and a son-in-law. She graduated from LIFE Pacific University with her B.A. in Pastoral Studies and her M.A. in Strategic Leadership. Amy loves binging on Netflix with a steamy Breve Americano. 

Luke Hanes

Teaching Pastor

Pastor Luke was raised in Vancouver. He has been married to Harmony since 1997 and they have 5 children. He graduated from Life Pacific University and has been a pastor at Real Life since 1998. His hobbies range from Spartan racing to birding (yes, it’s okay to laugh at that). Additionally, Pastor Luke is a counselor. For more information about that, go to

Hannah Kriss

Children's Director

Hannah was born and raised right here in Vancouver, WA. She has worked in ministry and with kids in different settings for most of her life. She loves hiking, coffee and has once made the adventurous decision to skydive with her now husband David! With her Bachelors in Psychology and heart for serving children and families, she is here to love our kids and teach them about Jesus.