Steve was appointed to serve as senior pastor of Platte Woods United Methodist Church in 2005. Steve is married to Cindy and they have two grown children.
Before coming to Platte Woods UMC Steve served churches across the state of Missouri. He was founding pastor of St. Peter UMC in Blue Springs. He also served in Raymore and Joplin before spending two years in supervisory ministry in Southeast Missouri.
Steve graduated from Baker University, St. Paul School of Theology and has the Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. “Serving the local church is the greatest call a person can have. It is a joy to serve PWUMC.”
Nancy’s journey in ministry formally began in 1975 when she attended Southwestern College, Winfield, KS as a religion major. Her next step took her to Phillips Theological School, Enid Oklahoma, which led to years of experience serving as a pastor in Kansas. She headed northeast in 2007 to work on her doctorate at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. During that time, she was also a hospice chaplain. She returned to Kansas to finish her doctorate, and eventually landed in Missouri which she is happy to call home.
Nancy and Buddy have been married over five years and live in Liberty. Nancy enjoys sewing, playing the piano, reading, and playing with her two toddler granddaughters. She is excited to focus on congregational care at Platte Woods UMC.
Jake was appointed to Platte Woods UMC as an associate pastor in 2014. Before arriving at PWUMC, he served as pastor for two congregations in Fayette, Mo., for two years. Jake is passionate about proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through word and action, and about helping others to grow in their knowledge and love of God. Jake is the primary pastor for the modern worship service, and is also responsible for Intentional Faith ministries at Platte Woods. Jake and his new wife, Keera, love the outdoors, taking walks, cooking, and watching their favorite shows together.
Need to contact a member of our staff? Please use the e-mail links below, or call 816-741-2972.
|Sue Arensberg||Director of Sunbeams Preschool & PDO||sarensberg|
|Anne Bartholow||Director of Senior Adult Ministry||annebartholow|
|Lori Bogart||Director of Administration and HR||lbogart|
|Cindy Breon||Communications Assistant, Director of Women’s Ministry||cbreon|
|Steve Breon||Senior Pastor||sbreon|
|Walter Bryant||Music Directoremail@example.com|
|Jennifer Bruce||Children’s Ministry Associate||jbruce|
|Jennifer Carrizzo||Parents’ Day Out||jcarrizzo|
|Britton Fields||Director of Student Ministry||bfields|
|Alex Garnett||Technical Coordinator||agarnett|
|Adam Houston||IT Support/Kitchen Manager||ahouston|
|Vicki Krehbiel||Director of Counseling||vkrehbiel|
|Nancy Liston||Associate Pastor||nliston|
|Mandy Phillips||Receptionist/Scheduling Coordinator||mphillips|
|Janice Ramsey||Children’s Ministry Assistant||jmramsey|
|Jessica Richard||Director of Children’s Ministry||jrichard|
|Jake Schneider||Associate Pastor||jschneider|
|Jennifer Simms||Director of Communications & Missions||jsimms|
|Brandi Stumbaugh||Student Ministry Assistant||bstumbaugh|
|Mat Thornton||NEXT Worship Leader||mthornton|
|Colleen Van Nostran||Hospitality Coordinator||cvannostran|
|Misty Wilkinson||Financial Manager||mwilkinson|
|Rachel Zolnowski||Administrative Associate||rzolnowski|
Reserving a Room for Your Event
- Platte Woods United Methodist Church has a number of classrooms, of varying sizes, available for use by outside groups.
- Some events may incur a building use fee. This will be determined upon receipt of the room reservation..
- Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance. There are many activities and programs at the church, so your reservation should be made as soon as possible.
- To assist the church staff in accommodating your request, please complete and submit our online room reservation request form. You will receive an e-mail or phone call from the staff with your confirmation. If you have not been contacted within four business days of submission, or if your event is less than one week away, please call Mandy Phillips (816-741-2972).
- Requests are processed Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30-3:00. Requests submitted after Thursday at 3 p.m. will not be processed until the following Monday. Thank you for your time in completing this form, and if you have any questions, please contact Mandy Phillips.
Scheduling Your Wedding
You are encouraged to schedule your wedding at Platte Woods United Methodist Church as far in advance of the ceremony as possible. To schedule your wedding, contact Mandy Phillips (816-741-2972, ext. 210). Please note that tentative wedding dates may be checked by telephone, however, actual arrangements must be completed and finalized in person. Upon receiving a $100.00 non-refundable deposit, Mandy will reserve and schedule your wedding date on the church calendar. The check should be made out to PWUMC. You will be assigned a wedding coordinator who will help you with all necessary arrangements regarding charges and protocol for the rehearsal, ceremony and/or reception. Any changes and/or questions regarding your wedding plans should then be discussed with your assigned wedding coordinator. Your wedding coordinator will assist the pastor and your wedding party at the rehearsal and on your wedding day.
Inclement Weather Procedures
In the events of inclement weather, church closings will be made on a case-by-case basis. Changes in the church schedule, whether on weekends or during the week, can be found on the front page of the church Web site, by tuning in to KMBC-9 TV, or on the church’s answering machine (741-2972). Every effort will be made to send e-mails notifying those on the E-News subscription list as well. Please note that only under the most extreme weather conditions will worship services be cancelled. Sunbeams Preschool and Parents’ Day Out follow the Park Hill School District’s lead: when the PHSD cancels classes or dismisses early due to bad weather, Sunbeams and PDO will as well.
PWUMC Lay Leadership
As approved at the January 2017 Church Conference, following is the lay leadership for PWUMC.
Lay Members to Annual Conference
Lori Bogart, Britton Fields (alt), Abby Morris, Jennifer Simms, Mat Thornton (alt)
Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development
Pastor/Chair: Steve Breon
Class serving through May 2018: Marc Evans
Class serving through May 2019: Erin Cox, Dan Koch
Class serving through May 2020: Chuck Coughlin, Missy Nelson
Class serving through May 2018: Shari Albright, Michael Hundt, Julie Rule
Class serving through May 2019: Jamie Grayson, Andrea Hunter, Kirby McDaniel
Class serving through May 2020: Marc Evans, Al Minnis, Melissa Spencer
Lay Leader serving through May 2017: John Miller
Carol Adams, Jerry Buttron, Don Denney, Carl Hughes, Kim Jensen, Mike McDaniel, Stan Shipman, Michael Short (chair)
Leadership Council Minutes:
- August 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- November 2016
- October 2016
- September 2016
Leading People to Follow Jesus.
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