Meet The Staff & Leadership

Reality Church Boston is led by a plurality of leaders. There are three primary teams of leaders, including: The Elder Team (Overseer), The Leadership Community, and the Church Staff (pictured below). The Elder Team, as overseers, guide the church. The Leadership Community shares in the vision and direction, and the Church Staff carries out the practical details.

Other teams include the Board of Trustees, the Ministry Team Leads and the Community Group Directors. These men and women play an important role in the guidance and care of the church body.




Lead Minister & Elder

Al Abdulla is the founder of Reality Church Boston. Prior to becoming a vocational minister in 2005, Al worked with incarcerated youth as a distinguished teacher and counselor in a multi-racial context. Al wanted to be an MTV Veejay in high school (google it), but God had other plans. With a passion to help people grow healthy souls, Al decided to attend theological training before becoming a vocational minister.

After becoming a pastor in 2003, Al began organizing and hosting conferences for hundreds of youth workers from around the world. 

Together with the Reality family of churches, Al and his wife Nina discerned a call to plant a church in Boston. Al, his family, and two dozen others moved to Boston in 2012 to birth Reality Boston — becoming the first Reality on the East Coast. 

Al’s graduate work is in Counseling and Education, with a B.S. in Business. He and his wife, Nina live in Boston with their three daughters. Al is a life-long learner; he enjoys jiu jitsu training, adventure, snuggling with his family, 90’s hip hop, and sunshine. 





“I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;

Because he turned his ear to me.” Psalm 116:1-2

Morgan antonell

Director of Ministries and Operations

Morgan is originally from the Jersey Shore and moved to the Boston area as a student of Gordon College. She now lives in Quincy with her husband Dave and daughter Avery.

Before coming on staff, Morgan worked in several public and private schools teaching Early Childhood Education and Spanish while completing a Master's Degree in Curriculum Instruction and Design.  Morgan joined the staff team in 2016 as the Kids Ministry Director and spent 3 years overseeing the ministry, developing leaders who are passionate about the spiritual formation of children, and creating a culture that points children towards the gospel of Jesus Christ. In 2018, Morgan transitioned into the role of Director of Ministries + Operations and now oversees our volunteers, ministries, and overall operations.

Morgan loves going to the beach with friends and family and could spend all day sitting in the sun and swimming in the ocean. Morgan and Dave really value playfulness, joy and laughter in their relationships and their favorite part of the day is dancing and cooking in the kitchen with Avery. 



nia durant

Director Of Worship

Nia is a Boston native, born and raised in Dorchester and now resides in Weymouth with her husband, Sam.

In the Spring of 2013, she started attending Reality Boston and by the fall was serving on the music team.

She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and worked for her alma mater in Admissions for three and half years before prayerfully joining the staff in April of 2016.

She oversees corporate worship and cares deeply about the formation of our community through the sung Word of God. Nia and Sam love exploring new places to eat, walking by the harbor, playing music together, and laughter.


“Because of the Lord’s faithful love
we do not perish for His mercies never end.” Lamenations 3:22



“Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.” Psalm 73:25

rob salazar

Director Of Children's Ministry

Rob has he has been attending Reality Boston since the first gathering in 2012 and has since been faithfully serving in many different roles within Children's Ministry; including leading our children through musical worship, teaching in almost every single classroom, and helping out with many administrative responsibilities. Rob's commitment and actions show that he cares deeply about the spiritual formation of your children and pointing them towards the gospel. Rob is committed to praying for, shepherding, and discipling your children and the teachers who will be part of their lives!  Rob is also completing a PhD in Psychology. As a Psychology resident, Rob spends his days working at a hospital, specializing in providing mental health services to people who have a variety of mental health and medical conditions. 



Meet the Elders

"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. "I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.” - Acts 20:28-31


Neil Richarde



Tim Schiefer




Meet the team leads

These men and women play an important role in the guidance and care of the church body.


Karen, Communion


Paul, Finance


Mary-Ann, Prayer


Amy, Hospitality


Robert, Set-up


Sabrina, Welcoming

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Shalom, Projection


Tess, Community Engagement


Georgia, Tear Down


Luke, Tear Down


Melissa, Serving The Servants


Dave, Security


Caitlin, Set-up


Spencer, Set-up



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