Pastoral Transitions



June is a busy month in the United Methodist calendar each year, with pastors across the denomination retiring and moving to new appointments. This is especially true at PWUMC in 2020, when we will see many changes in the coming weeks. While the way we celebrate those leaving and those arriving may look different this year due to social distancing measures, we want to be sure you’re aware of all the important dates and ways to celebrate at PWUMC.


Pastor Steve Breon is retiring after more than 40 years of ministry in the Missouri Conference of the UMC. Pastor Nancy Liston is also entering into retirement after serving in congregations around the country. Pastor Jessica Richard is taking a new appointment as the senior pastor at McMurry UMC.


Pastor Yvi Martin will be the new senior pastor at PWUMC, with Pastor Choongho Kwon joining her as an associate pastor. Pastor Britton Fields will continue to serve at PWUMC.

Important Dates

June 13-14 — Last weekend at PWUMC for Pastor Steve Breon and Pastor Jessica Richard
June 14, 1-4 p.m. — Retirement Parade for Pastor Steve & Cindy Breon in the PWUMC parking lot (more details to come!)
June 27-28 — First weekend at PWUMC for Associate Pastor Choongho Kwon
August 1-2 — First weekend at PWUMC for Senior Pastor Yvi Martin

Card Shower

Pastor Nancy Liston

Pastor Nancy is retiring after many years of service to the United Methodist Church in congregations around the country. Cards of thanks and congratulations to Nancy and her husband Buddy can be sent to 1107 Manchester Road, Liberty, MO 64068.

Pastor Jessica Richard

As Pastor Jessica moves to her new appointment at McMurry UMC, we want to thank her for her years of service to PWUMC and wish Jessica and her husband Brian well. Cards can be sent to 3004 NE 88th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64156.

Retirement Parade

Sunday, June 14, 1-3 p.m.
PWUMC parking lot

To celebrate the ministry of Pastor Steve & Cindy as they enter into retirement, we’ll have a socially distanced parade on their last Sunday at PWUMC. You’ll have the opportunity to give them cards at the parade. More details to come!

New Pastors

For more information about Pastor Yvi Martin and Pastor Choongho Kwon, please visit our Staff page.

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