Rev. Dr. Kevin L. Guynn

Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church

Kevin is the third of four children of Richard and Bobbie Guynn. Kevin’s family moved from western Kentucky to Akron, Ohio, just before Kevin was born. Much of Kevin’s early childhood was spent in Cuyahoga Falls, and later Tallmadge. It was here, in junior high band, that Kevin met his future wife: Raye.  Raye played clarinet and Kevin played saxophone. Having been, “high school sweethearts,” the two married on December 17, 1977.  Kevin and Raye have three children: Sara, married to Andy; Emily, married to Luke, and Michael, whom recently graduated from Ohio State University and is now working at Rovisys in Aurora.  About five years ago, Kevin and Raye became grandparents to Maerin.

Kevin has two degrees from Kent State University.  Later he attended John Carroll University so he could become an educational administrator.  In 2002, Kevin earned his doctorate degree at Cleveland State University.  He completed his pastoral formation classes at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kevin began his teaching career at North Canton’s Hoover High School.  He was band director at Willoughby South High School . From there Kevin moved into educational administration.  He served as an administrator in Chardon, Mentor, and Fairport Harbor.  While the students, staff, and parents of Fairport made it a great place to work, the call to ministry was extremely strong; thus he resigned from Fairport and accepted the call as Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Mentor.  Kevin worked alongside Pastor Ronald Le Pere, who served Faith as Pastor for over 24 years.  Pastor Le Pere fully retired in January, 2015.  Kevin brings with him an interest in family and marriage ministries as well as the understanding we need to address the needs of the aging members of the congregation. He enjoys serving God here in Mentor, and the surrounding communities.

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Carol Lynn


Carol Lynn, secretary at Faith since 2015. Forty plus years of office experience working for Winfield Supply Co. in Willoughby. Graduated from Mentor High School and Carnegie Institute of Medical Assistants and Secretaries in Cleveland. Loves reading inspirational books and going to the theater. Very grateful to serve her Savior in her position as secretary.

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Fred Watkins

Organist and Choir Director

Fred Watkins leads musical aspects of the traditional worship services through talents he developed as an organ student.  Fred has been a member of the church since the mid 1970s and started playing for the services shortly thereafter.

Fred directs the choir during their season from fall to early summer. They typically perform 4-part SATB music. Fred works closely with the pastor to ensure that music selections match the church year, or theme of a particular Sunday.

For those interested in obtaining information about the choir, please contact the church office.

Sanni Kearns

Organist and Contemporary Ensemble Leader

Sanni grew up in this church and throughout her life has given back to the members the gift that God have her, specifically her musical ability. Sanni plays the organ in the traditional service during the summer months and leads the contemporary ensemble throughout the entire year.

Sanni is a talented musician who teaches private lessons at the Fine Arts Center in Willoughby as well has teaching some additional students here at church.

Sanni uses her gifts to accompany junior and senior high school students during Solo and Ensemble contest. We are truly blessed to experience her talents.

O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.- Psalms 95:1