Tyler Flynn received the BA degree from Hamilton College and the MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; he pastored three churches over a period of 29 years, including 15 years at Covenant Baptist Church in northwest Columbus.  In October of 2000 he transitioned to serve with Mission Columbus, first as a minister-at-large, later as Senior Fellow of Mission Columbus Initiatives. 

In addition to mentoring and coaching pastors and leaders, Tyler has introduced tutoring programs in multiple elementary schools in urban and suburban Columbus, including three in Franklinton.   He also developed and directed Franklinton Ready4K, a literacy program for pre-kindergarten children and their parents. In 2012 he became the co-founder and director of the Columbus Tutoring Initiative.

Tyler and his wife Letha have been married 45 years and have three adult children and four grandchildren.