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Learn more about the staff of Reality Church

Meet our staff!

The people at Reality Church are interested in what is real, friendships, and making a difference in the community and world. Together, we love exploring who Jesus is, and see Jesus as a guy who was great to be with, wasn’t afraid to party or be serious, and was more concerned with loving people than he was in offending the ‘religious’. We’d love for you to come be our guest one time and see if this is your thing. Questions for us? Call or text 717-286-3287

Joe Castronova - Lead Pastor

Joe Castronova serves as Reality's Lead Pastor. You can find Joe traveling, hiking, and going to movies with his wife, JoEllen, daughters, Sarah and Emily, and son, Joseph. He loves great conversation, so give him a call anytime. Be sure to ask him about racing his ATV in Madison Square Garden when he was 12 years old!

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Calvin Hoffman - Worship Pastor

Calvin Hoffman serves as Reality's Pastor of Worship. His creativity and love for music collide with his passion to see many encounter Jesus in worship. Calvin and his wife, Jacqlene, have been married for 7 years and live in Downtown Lancaster. You'll often find these too cooking together or pretending to be food critics at one of their favorite restaurants Downtown.

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Josh Simmons - Assistant Pastor

Josh serves as the Assistant Pastor at Reality Church. He brings his sense of humor, creativity, and unique way of sharing God's word to all who are willing to listen. Josh and his wife, Nicki, enjoy game nights, watching movies, cheering for the Eagles and rooting against the Cowboys. The Simmons' favorite vacation spot? Florida, of course!

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Connor Mayes - Youth Pastor

Connor serves as the Youth Pastor at Reality Church. Connor's energy and passion for ministry is contagious. He specifically longs to see this generation of youth rise up and be the church. Connor has been married to his wife, Mackenzie for 4 years. They have a pup named Remi! Connor and Mackenzie love to lift heavy things and eat delicious food! Fun fact: Connor is undefeated in Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo Switch!

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Benjamin Bachman - City Campus Pastor

Benjamin Bachman serves as Reality's City Campus Pastor. He has a deep love for our city and moving people into real community. Benjamin and his wife, Bethany and two little ones, Lucy and Joshua live in Downtown Lancaster. You can find him often centered in our music community, enjoying play time with his kids or enjoying food with a friend at his favorite city restaurants or coffee shops.

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Crystal Johns - Executive Assistant

Crystal serves as the Executive Assistant and she assists the pastors and ministry leaders as needed. She also oversees the Care Ministry and Cleaning Team. Crystal and her husband, Steve, are raising four active teenagers. They enjoying traveling and exploring as a family as they visit a new warm destination each year.

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Bobby Rutherford - Digital Media Director

Bobby serves as the Digital Media Director at Reality Church. You'll find Bobby wearing many hats at the church; from playing keys on Sunday to going LIVE on insta, Bobby's busy! Bobby and his wife, Allison, have been married for 1 year, and live in Downtown Lancaster. They both share a passion for all things creative!

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