Church Leaders


Senior Pastor

Matt Close

On July 1, 2015 our congregation welcomed Matthew S. Close and his wife Sarah into the fellowship of the church. Pastor Matt attended Malone University and St. Leo University, and graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Religion. Previous to joining us at Mt. Pleasant Friends Pastor Matt was Worship Director at Winona Friends Church in Winona, Ohio. He has also spent 10 years in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Engineer and Recruiter. Children Lilah, Josiah and Leland complete the Close family.


Worship Director & Spiritual Life Elder

Lynn Barron


Presiding Clerk

Jim Hannen


Elder of Outreach

Lyle Kirk


Elder of Stewardship

Jess Warren


Elder of Christian Education

John Cothran