Casey Fritz / co-lead pastor
Planting a church is something Casey has wanted to do since he came to know Jesus as Savior at fourteen years of age. Casey got his start in ministry as a teenager and has a wide range of ministry experience, from children's to college ministry, and as a teaching pastor.
In 2011, Casey and his family moved from Arizona to Los Angeles, to serve at Reality LA and be better equipped to one day plant a church. What he didn't know at the time was that God's call to LA was not temporary as he initially thought, and that he would eventually plant on LA's Westside.
Casey is a talented artist and published author of children's books.
He and his wife Emily have been married since 2005 and have a son and daughter.
Lorenzo Smith / co-lead pastor
Lorenzo regards his calling to serve Jesus in Los Angeles as part of something that's been in the making his entire life, despite the fact that he didn't come to faith until his early 20's. Originally from Canada, Lorenzo pastored in Orange County, CA for almost a decade before moving to LA in 2009 to serve at Reality LA.
Though he is passionate about church-planting, Lorenzo hadn't seriously considered going down that road again since he was part of a church planting team in 1998. He has extensive ministry experience involving pastoral and administrative leadership, managing the affiliation process for a global church network, and serving as an Executive Pastor.
Lorenzo and his wife Isabelle have been married since 2005 and have two daughters.