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Kate Merrick is an author and speaker, and she has been married to Britt for 19 years.  Together, the couple founded the Reality family of churches located in Santa Barbara, California.

Britt Merrick is the founder of Reality and the Pastor for Preaching and Vision at the Carpinteria campus. This means that he does the bulk of the preaching on Sunday mornings for both the Carpinteria and Ventura campuses and that he helps lead the church doctrinally, and in mission, spearheading the effort to discern in community (with a plurality of elders) Christ’s leading for Reality. John loves spending time with his wife Kate, his son Isaiah and his daughter Pheodora.

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