Pastors & Staff

Corby Richardson

Lead Pastor/Elder

As lead Pastor, Corby's main focus is equipping additional leaders to engage in all facets of adult, youth and children's programs. Corby and his wife Kim, have been serving at Friendship since April 2009.  In answering a call to ministry in 2004, both have served in several leadership roles to empower and serve the body of Christ.  Corby's passion for ministry is fueled by the desire to see ONE Student, ONE family, ONE School and ONE Community impacted for Christ.

Britton Hardcastle

Associate & Creative Arts Pastor/Elder

Britton and Carrie Hardcastle made the choice to follow God's call and join Friendship with Britton leading as Associate and Creative Arts Pastor in 2015. Each accepted the God given assignment of worship leader individually as high school students, but have since joined together in marriage and in ministry. After completing Bible school through Ravencrest Chalet - a Torchbearers International School - Britton and Carrie decided to use what they had learned to pursue a lifestyle of worship through music, art, and many other avenues. Britton and Carrie have two children - a son, Bear, and a daughter, Ember Jurahee.

Marvin Petzolt

Executive Pastor/Elder

Marvin has been a Pastor at Friendship since March 2009. A transition in leadership in the Fall of 2016 has Marvin fulfilling the role of Executive Pastor as Friendship continues to grow. A native to Central Texas, Marvin and his wife Sheri continue to invest their lives in and around Austin.  Marvin's business background consists of owning his own construction company, automotive and home building in management and business development. God is using Marvin's abilities from these experiences to continue building the Kingdom through the community of Friendship.

John Pope


John has served as an Elder at Friendship Creekside since 2019. He and his wife, Pierre, also lead the Prayer Ministry in addition to serving in other roles in the community. 

Josh Shultz

Student Ministry

Born and raised in the Kyle/Buda area, Josh grew up serving in a variety of roles in many churches as a Pastor's kid. After serving for almost a decade in his youth ministry, he felt the call into full time ministry. He now serves here in Friendship Creekside Student Ministry as the Student Minister full time, alongside his wife, Kaler.

Brad Kelsey

Men's Ministry & Grounds

Brad has been a member of Friendship Creekside for more than a decade. After serving in youth ministry and Kid's Outdoor Zone for most of that time, Brad has recently taken on the roles working with MENistries. He and his wife, Angie, serve in various roles and ministries here at Friendship Creekside. 

Kim Richardson

Friendship Kids Preschool Director

Kim has been the director of Friendship Kids since 2009 when she and Pastor Corby became members at Friendship Creekside. With a degree in preschool and children's education, Kim leads the preschool on a much higher level than expected. 

Jessica Rodriguez


Jessica came on board in January of 2022 as the Church Administrator here at Friendship. She and her husband Anthony have two daughters and are a family full of life! 

Chris Porter

MENistries Leader

Chris has been a member of Friendship Creekside since he was a boy. He has served as the leader of MENistries since 2020. 

Carrie Hardcastle

Worship Leader/Prayer Team Member

Carrie has served as a worship leader and part of the prayer team since 2015 when she and her husband, Britton, moved here from Nashville, TN. 

Laurie Wallace

Food Pantry Director

Laurie and her family have been members of Friendship Creekside for the past 6 years, since her daughter enrolled in Friendship Kids Preschool. She has served in the Food Pantry since early 2020 and has now taken on the roll of Director.