Wendy Lyons Chrostek

Leawood News

An Exciting Fall: Groups, Serve Opportunities, Events & More!

Posted Sep 22, 2022

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The heat is back, but I’m still holding out hope that the cool fall temperatures will be coming soon. I wanted to take a moment to celebrate what an incredible weekend it was here in Leawood. On Sunday afternoon, the Foundry was full of people new to Resurrection, and after our joining ceremony, we welcomed 105 people as new members to our church. One couple were visiting from Mississippi – they are building a home here near their kids and have found this to be such a welcoming place that they wanted to join immediately and get plugged into the life of this community.

Coffee With The Pastors

I then ran quickly over to the Student center to see a room full of 160 Confirmation students and their parents. When I was 13 years old, I went through confirmation at my local United Methodist Church. I was in a group with three other students, and Pastor Ken Bowman listened to and encouraged my constant questions, invited me to grow deeper in my faith and was one of the first people I called when I felt a call to ministry. It was for me one of the first times that I really owned my faith, when I chose to come to church, and it was a life altering moment in my life. I wonder, what is your moment? When did faith become real for you?

Confirmation Gathering

Finally, I’m preaching this weekend about the power of prayer and community and would love any stories you could share with me about how someone prayed for you and it changed you. If you are willing to send them my way, I’d love to hear them.

With so much gratitude,


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Wendy Lyons Chrostek

Wendy Lyons Chrostek

Wendy serves as the Location Pastor for Resurrection Leawood in the greater Kansas City metro area.