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 Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jennifer Bruce||Director of Children’s Ministry||jbruce|
|Mike Casey||Maintenance Coordinator||mcasey|
|Gena Christofferson||Front Desk Receptionist||frontdesk|
|Suzy Cronkleton||Kitchen Manager||scronkleton|
|Britton Fields||Associate Pastor, Ministries||bfields|
|Alex Garnett||Technical Coordinator||agarnett|
|Candace Johnson||Wedding Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Vicki Krehbiel||Director of Counseling||vkrehbiel|
|Nancy Liston||Associate Pastor, Care Ministry||nliston|
|Julie Moise||Hospitality Coordinator||jmoise|
|Brandi Molina||Director of Missions||bmolina|
|Mandy Phillips||Children’s Ministry Associate||mphillips|
|Janice Ramsey||Administrative Associate||jmramsey|
|Jessica Richard||Associate Pastor, Intentional Faith Development||jrichard|
|Jennifer Simms||Director of Communications||jsimms|
|Janessa Smith||Director of Student Ministry||jsmith|
|Mat Thornton||Worship Director||mthornton|
|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. Requests will be processed within three business days. 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).
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. For more information about scheduling your wedding, please contact the church office (816-741-2972). 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, our schedulers will reserve 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 event 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
Statement Regarding the UMC General Conference
With the recent outcomes and uncertainties generated upon the conclusion of the General Conference held in St. Louis with regard to human sexuality, PWUMC Leadership issues the following statement:
The Leadership of PWUMC believes that our local church’s mission remains unchanged and straightforward. Platte Woods UMC believes our mission is to love one another as Christ loves us. We welcome and embrace all people seeking to establish and grow their relationship with our Risen Lord and Savior. Our church’s foundation is built on this premise and we pray that we will continue to find ways to help all who come to connect with Christ and our congregation. Decisions made about PWUMC’s future surrounding this issue will be a congregational decision.
In the coming months, the church will facilitate small group conversations to encourage listening to each other and have dialogue around this topic. If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Grayson, Leadership Council chair, or contact the church office at 816-741-2972 to speak with a pastor or staff member.
Lay Members to Annual Conference
Lori Bogart, Caleb Jeffries, Malinda Jeffries, Jennifer Simms, Mat Thornton
Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development
Pastor/Chair: Steve Breon
Class serving through May 2020: Chuck Coughlin, Missy Nelson
Class serving through May 2021: Julie Moise, Aaron Schmidt
Class serving through May 2020: Marc Evans, Al Minnis, Kirby McDaniel
Class serving through May 2021: Erin Cox, Christie Dade, Warren Dudley
Class serving through May 2022: Michael Hundt, Jamie Grayson & Amy Schemenauer