Family EditJacob and Alicia Ley

Jacob is the lead pastor of The Chapel in Kenmore. Jacob and his amazing wife, Alicia, reside in the Kenmore community with their 3 children (Taylor, Isaiah, and Xavier) and their grandson (Troy).
Jacob is dedicated to suffering alongside fellow Cleveland sports fans and loves playing basketball in any pick-up game he can be a part of. His best nights are spent at home with his family or out on a date with his wife. He is a self-proclaimed Bible nerd, passionate preacher of the word, and looks forward to continuing to spread the love and gospel of Jesus Christ to his neighbors.
Although Jacob's trifecta of being a military brat, pastor's and missionary kid has provided him the opportunity of traveling and living all over the world; there is no place he'd rather be than the city of Akron.

Alicia is the director of all things domestic who works to create an environment for her family of 6 to thrive physically, emotionally and spiritually. She loves to go on biking adventures, to make the perfect cup of frothy coffee for anyone who stops by, and to share good food and deep conversation around the table. Alicia is passionate about the joys of disciple making and urban renewal within Akron. Her best moments are when she is afforded the privilege of loving and speaking hope into the lives of women who are lost, abused and forgotten.

Jacob and Alicia are humbled by the privilege and opportunity they have to lead a church in the community they have lived in and cared for over the last 6 years. 

Email: jacob.ley@thechapel.life

Phone Number: 330.315.5426


12485979_10153966511665362_8812063127639667129_oBen and Sarah White

Ben is a pastor and leads worship for the Chapel in Kenmore. He is the fortunate husband of Sarah and loves being the Father of two girls Charlotte and Brooklyn. Ben loves to be involved in new initiatives for the gospel and has had the privilege of having a great variety of ministry experience in many different cultural contexts. He lives with his family in Akron and desires to see a movement of discipleship in the city.

Email: ben.white@thechapel.life 


Eric and Althea PicEric and Althea McDonnell

Eric is the director of kids ministry at The Chapel | Kenmore. Eric and his wife Althea have been involved in helping children learn about Jesus since before they were married. It is their desire that all children learn about and understand the importance of accepting Jesus as their personal Savior and living daily for God.
They have been blessed with 4 wonderful children who have all accepted Christ and attended the Chapel in Akron. Althea is a tutor in the Akron Public Schools and Eric is a Shipping and Logistics Coordinator at a rubber shop in Mogadore. They enjoy music, camping, hiking, biking, traveling, Scrabble, Settlers of Catan and other board games.

 email: eric.mcdonnell@thechapel.life