Not just Friends, but Family.

Meet the Team

Pastor Kyle Reynolds

For over 138 years, Friends Church has ministered to the people of Cleveland and beyond; founded in 1883 by James & Meribah, Friends Church: Willoughby Hills has become a staple of Northeast Ohio. Over the last 100-plus years, we've established universities, revived struggling Friends churches, and planted two life-giving churches. Together we have stood strong through the years; there have been peculiar ties of friendship that have bound us; each year has brought its quota of joys and sorrows, victories and valleys, but never have we allowed our joys to elate us beyond measure and never have we hidden behind defeat and refused to go forward. The Holy Spirit has faithfully fulfilled His office by encouraging, checking, and working out His divine will in us. In 2021 we hired Pastor Kyle Reynolds, a son of the house, to come and lead our congregation. Since then, we've experienced incredible growth and are now positioning ourselves to victoriously fight for our next generation to ensure Friends Church has another 100 years of helping the family of God grow in their faith, find freedom, and build a better future.

Leadership Team

Kyle Reynolds

Lead Pastor

Chad Johnson

Executive Pastor

Lynn Pierce

Operations Director

Vonda Borer

Ministry Director - Lead Team

Experience Team

Seth Wenger

Worship Pastor

Elliot Benavidez

Ministry Director - Tech

Andrea Reynolds

Ministry Director - Hospitality

Family Ministry Team

Tajh Martin

Students Pastor

Sarah Arnold

Ministry Director - Family

Curtis Teel

Mens Pastor

Lynn Pierce

Ministry Director - Womens

Lorenzo Croce

Ministry Intern

Connections & Care Team

Jim Davis

Shepherding & Care Pastor

Brad Reynolds

Connections Pastor

Angela Croce

Ministry Director - Care

Finance Team

Tami Davis


Lisa Curtin


Kellee Flatt


Facilities & Operations Team

Curtis Teel

Operations Coordinator

Brian Hull


Tricia Usrey


Colleen Sargent


Russ Barth


Ben Sargent