Our Team

(staff,etc.)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors plays a crucial role in the oversight and direction of Reality Sports. Responsibilities include governance, setting policies and approving the strategic vision of the organization. A central concern of the board is ensuring that the organization has the resources necessary to pursue the strategic plan. It is also the board's fiduciary obligation to see that resources are properly used, our directors are well supported and our participants are safe. Most important, the board is entrusted with advancing the mission of the organization and serving as representatives of donor base. We are thankful for such talented, dedicated directors who give of their time, talent and treasure to help further God's Kingdom through the context of sport.

Greg Zetterberg
PRESIDENT
Serving since 2016
Calvary Community Church
Owner & Architect - Zetterberg Gregory Design (see link below)
Polly DeLapp
VICE PRESIDENT
Serving Since 2014
Annual Dinner Committee Chair
Volunteer RS Summer Tennis Program
Lake Tapps Community Church
Physical Therapist, Harborview Medical Center
Bothell High School, University of Puget Sound (Undergrad & PhD)
Lives in Bonney Lake
Married to Damon (RS Summer Tennis Director)
Logan (18); Carleigh (16)
Enjoys sports and outdoor activities with family
Harold Schulz
TREASURER
Serving Since 2016
General Manager/Estimator Schneider-Simpson Sheet Metal (Tacoma)
Married to Ellen
The Rescue Church (Sumner)
Garrett Olson
SECRETARY
Serving since 2016
Rotordynamics Design Engineer for Solar Turbines based in San Diego (Gas Turbine OEM)
Buchanan HS (2002); Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (2016)
Married to Tamara (5 years); Daughter Avery (4)
Lives in San Diego, CA
Grace Bible Church (San Diego)
Craig McElfresh
DIRECTOR
Serving Since 2017
CEO - Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County
Gonzaga University (Masters)
Married to Rita
Lives in Olympia
Lake Tapps Christian Church
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PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Most appropriately considered missionaries to the mission field of a particular sport, our Program Directors are dedicated to the full-time service of training coaches and athletes physically and spiritually, proclaiming the gospel and making disciples. Considered experts in their respective sports, each director is responsible for building their programs (including a self-sustaining donor base), fielding Teams and conducting Open Training, and for integrating the 4Foundations of Reality Sports into their training curriculum, while diligently pursuing the vision of Reality Sports - To turn the world upside down through sport, while on mission to preach the gospel and to make disciples of coaches and athletes.

Brian Peterson
Full-Time
Director of Wrestling
Serving Since 2006
Reality Sports Founder
Executive Director
Rusty Tyack
Full-Time
Director of Martial Arts
Serving since 2009
Damon DeLapp
Part-Time
Director of Tennis
Serving since 2008
Pam King
Part-Time
Director of Volleyball
Serving since 2017
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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Behind the scenes...

These guys help make ministry happen. From accounting to event registrations to donation management, there is a lot that goes in to coordinating events for ~1,000 participants per year. Planning, development, recruiting, training and discipleship are also part of what goes on behind the scenes to help make ministry happen.

Brian Peterson
Executive Director
RS Co-Founder
Serving since 2006
Mike Peterson
Assoc. Executive Director
Serving Since 2015
Gospel Life Church (Co-Founder)
Auburn HS ('87), University of Washington ('94)
Married to Carrie, Chelsea (27), Alicia (20), Jordyn (17)
Lives in Bonney Lake
Trista Sutherland
Office Administrator
Serving since 2015
Lake Tapps Community Church
Married to Jason, Marlia, Alex
Lives in Auburn
On Board of Auburn Youth LAX
Josh Breffle
Director of Discipleship
& Program Development
Serving since 2008
Former RS Wrestling Missionary
Elder at Lake Tapps Community Church
Former Student Ministries Leader (LTCC)
Married to Emily, Olson, Haddon
Lives in Edgewood
Former Army Ranger
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COACHES

Though Program Directors do much of the coaching of their Teams and Training, within each program are dedicated volunteer coaches who are equally passionate about sports, kids and Jesus, have been trained and discipled in the "RS Way" (4Foundations), and are also dedicated to the vision and mission of the organization.

Tim Kuykendall
Baseball Coach (U15 Team)

RS Co-Founder
Mike Davis
Baseball GM (U15 Team)
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JOIN THE TEAM

Would you like to be a part of what God is doing in and through the ministry of Reality Sports? Please consider each of the following opportunities for joining our ministry team:

GENERAL VOLUNTEER

General volunteers are needed in various areas to help administer or facilitate training or fundraising events as well as to utilize their time and talent to support the ministry in specific areas. We would love to know how you are gifted and how you would like to serve with Reality Sports. 

Some immediate needs include:

  • Volunteer for a few hours per week helping register and/or check-in participants to new training events.

  • Help take pictures at training events.

  • Volunteer 2 hours every other week to help clean our training facility.

  • Help coordinate and facilitate fundraising events

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these areas, or if you have any other ideas for how you can serve with Reality Sports, please contact Trista Sutherland at our office at (253) 370-0966 or via email.

In order to volunteer with Reality Sports in this capacity, a General Volunteer application is required. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SERVING THE MISSION OF REALITY SPORTS

VOLUNTEER COACH

We are always looking to expand our coaching pool in every program. Volunteer Coaches are defined by their desired involvement as either short-term coaches or long-term coaches. A short-term coach is one who plans to participate in a single training event, such as a camp or clinic. A long-term coach is one who desires to remain engaged with a particular program for a longer period of time, such as coaching a team, or multiple camps or clinics in one or more calendar years. A long-term coach may also desire to initiate a new training segment in a particular program.

Unfortunately, it is very difficult for us to offer short-term coaching opportunities in sports that do not currently have full or part-time Program Directors. See below if you are interested in becoming a Program Director.

The process for becoming a Reality Sports volunteer coach is as follows:

  • Complete a short-term or long-term coaching application.

  • Complete a thorough background check.

  • Complete our online Child Abuse Prevention System training.

  • Complete the Reality Sports Equip 101 introduction to Reality Sports online training module.

For more information or to begin the volunteer coach process, please contact the Program Director in charge of the program in which you would like to serve:

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SERVING THE MISSION OF REALITY SPORTS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR 

(Sports Missionary)

By far the greatest need we have in expanding the ministry of Reality Sports to "turn the world upside down" is that of new Program Directors. Program Directors, who are appropriately considered missionaries to their unique sport context, are the lifeblood for providing opportunity for a particular sport culture to meet and become disciples of Jesus Christ. 

There are still a number of important, untapped, mainstream sports that need full-time Program Directors. And there is virtually unlimited opportunity for expansion of all sports in our community and beyond, even "to the ends of the earth", where sport is an international language and many people do not know Jesus.

If you feel like you may be called to full-time sports missionary work, or you are at all interested in what that may look like for you and your family, we would love to talk to you. We are very far along in the process of developing a missionary training institute and have a phenomenal training ground for cultivating your call. If this is something you are interested in pursuing, or would like more information, please contact:

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SERVING THE MISSION OF REALITY SPORTS

SUMMER INTERN

Want to get a taste of Reality Sports while serving during your summer break? We'll give you the full-missionary-meal-deal! A summer internship is a great way to explore your passion for ministry, grow in your faith, and use your gifts for the Kingdom!

During a summer internship with Reality Sports, you will:

  • Learn the heartbeat of Reality Sports through our 4Foundations.

  • Participate in a rigorous discipleship program.

  • Participate in multiple sports summer camps in various capacities.

  • Connect with and participate in community with a local church.

For more information about our summer internship program, please contact:

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SERVING THE MISSION OF REALITY SPORTS

BOARD/COMMITTEE MEMBER

Do you believe in the vision and mission of Reality Sports but aren't called to be a full-time missionary, or aren't in a position to coach? Do you have sports or business experience, or just love the idea of making disciples in the context of sports? Then perhaps serving in the capacity of a Board Member is a natural fit for you!

We are always looking for passionate, savvy, Kingdom-minded leaders to oversee and influence the ministry of Reality Sports. Our vision to "turn the world upside down through sport" is an ambitious one, so we need ambitious people to serve in the important capacity of Board Member. 

Perhaps you are skilled in a particular area, like finance, strategic planning, event planning, fundraising or grant writing? We would love to invite you to serve for a few hours per month on one of our Board Committees.

If becoming a Board or Board Committee Member is something that interests you, we would love to talk to you! For more information or to inquire about the on-boarding process, please contact our Board President, Greg Zetterberg.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SERVING THE MISSION OF REALITY SPORTS

 

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CONTACT US

(253) 370-0966

Email us

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2192

Sumner, WA 98390

Physical Address:

239 W. Stewart Ave

Puyallup, WA 98371

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Mike Peterson

Assoc. Executive Director Serving Since 2015 Gospel Life Church (Co-Founder) Auburn HS ('87), University of Washington ('94) Married to Carrie, Chelsea (27), Alicia (20), Jordyn (17) Lives in Bonney Lake

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