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Announcing Leawood Location Pastor: Rev. Wendy Lyons Chrostek

Posted Jun 30, 2021

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We are thrilled to announce a significant pastoral role change involving Wendy Lyons Chrostek as part of the churchwide reorganization. You have already known her as the Senior Director of Congregational Care, but she is now stepping into the new role of Leawood Location Pastor. We at Resurrection Leawood have never had a designated location pastor, so this is an exciting change for us!

Her new responsibilities will mirror what our other location pastors do: helping the worshipers in our community become more deeply connected to God and one another as we reach non-religious and nominally religious people in their journey to become deeply committed Christians.

Wendy will do this through her incredible passion for welcoming new members and visitors, as well as by personally connecting with the regular churchgoers. As the key leader representing Resurrection Leawood in the community, she will bring her energy and vision to Resurrection both inside the walls of the church and out in our neighborhoods.

Wendy has shown during her time in Congregational Care that she has a gift for comforting and connecting with people in moments of joy and sadness, and that experience will become a gift to us as she guides us in our Christian journey. Under her leadership as our location pastor, we are beyond excited to see how Resurrection Leawood will continue to grow our impact in the community and transform the world.

Keep your eye out next Tuesday for a special email from Wendy!


Last weekend we celebrated with Pastor Steve Langhofer as he preached his final sermon before retirement, sharing how important it is for us to love God, love ourselves, and love the people around us.

Miss worship this past weekend? You can watch online or register your attendance.

Employment Opportunities

If you receive Pastor Adam's enotes, you’ve heard that we're reorganizing our staff structure to facilitate greater collaboration across Resurrection locations and expand our online connections. Because of this, we have 30+ job openings throughout the church right now. Here are a few key ones:

  • The Worship Experience Specialist (Full Time/Part Time, multiple locations) works with teams of volunteers to ensure that every person who joins us for worship has an exceptional experience.
  • The KiDSCOR Director at Overland Park (Full Time) partners with the KiDSCOR Director team to create strategies that will engage children and families in a variety of weekly programs, ministries, and events.
  • The Leawood Director of Operations (Full Time) serves as “second chair” to the Location Pastor and is responsible for developing and executing new growth, invitation, and connection initiatives in coordination with the leadership of the Location Pastor.

To learn more about these opportunities or see the full list of openings, visit


Young Adult Community Groups

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm

Young adult community groups launched in May, and now we are re-opening with new, expanded groups! We meet in the Wesley Chapel on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm for a devotional from a Resurrection staff member, hangout time, and breakout groups led by older "seasoned" adults. We'd love to see you! Sign up for a group now.

Global Leadership Summit

August 5-6, all day, Leawood Sanctuary or Online

Join thousands of other leaders for two days of high-impact, inspiring sessions at this live-simulcast leadership event. Resurrection members and regular attendees can register for only $109 through July 13 by using priority code 21HSFAMILY during registration. Register online or see details.

Early Learning Center Job Fair

July 7, 4-7 pm, Resurrection Overland Park

We are seeking enthusiastic teachers and aids to join our learning center teams in both Leawood and Overland Park. Full-time positions with comprehensive health benefits and part-time positions are available. See the details.

Students: Confirmation Registration 2021-2022

Confirmation Registration is Open!

If you have a student going into 8th-12th grade that has not yet been confirmed, we would love to have them join us for Confirmation this fall! Registration closes September 13. Kickoff is September 19. Confirmation Weekly sessions begin September 26. Register your student today.

Middle Schoolers: Photography with Todd

Thursdays, 10 am, Student Center

Every Thursday starting July 1, learn how to be a better photographer with Todd Davidson, Middle School Director (he has been a professional photographer for 20+ years). Bring whatever camera you have – a phone, Polaroid... or even Dad's old camera!


School Makeover – Preschool Edition

July 8-16, various shifts

We have 400+ volunteer slots to work at Della Lamb's Early Education program and Emmanuel Family & Child Development Center. Help us touch up daycare and preschool rooms and ready more rooms for planned expansion. Sign up here.

Help at the Annual Rummage Sale

July 11-17 (multiple shifts available)

We need volunteers to help with our rummage sale this year. Adult and student shifts are available for Sunday, July 11, through Saturday, July 17. Students can earn community service hours for helping! Sign up to volunteer.

Be a Mission Ministries Driver

We are looking for volunteers to help us distribute food and other goods to our partner organizations. You don't need any kind of special driver's license, but you must be willing to drive a box truck and complete a medial DOT exam (we'll pay for it!). Please contact Michelle van Pelt for more information.

Serve Trip to Malawi

October 7-19 (signup deadline is July 19)

Serve alongside young adults in Malawi who have completed a vocational program. This team will help set these young adults up for financial success. Visit for more information.

Weekly Kids & Teens

KiDSCOR Children's Ministry

Sundays: Kids can join us at 9 or 11 am in person, or 9:30 am on Zoom. If this is your first time in KiDSCOR, you can save yourself time during check-in by signing up here. Masks are required for kids ages 3 years old through 5th grade, plus for all adults who work with children, when inside a building. When outside, masks are not required.

Rezlife Student Ministry

No Summer Sundays on July 4. We'll be back next week!

Tuesday Bible Studies

  • 6th-7th Grade Students, June 29 – July 13. Starts at 7 pm at Starbucks (135th & Briar). Bring your Bible and money if you want a drink
  • 8th-12th Grade Students, June 22 – July 20. Starts at 7 pm on the lawn west of Building C. Bring your lawn chair, your Bible and a friend!

Wednesdays: Summer Nights

Bring your friends and join us for fun games and hang time on the lawn west of Building C.

  • 5th-7th Grade Students: 6:30 pm
  • 8th-12th Grade Students: 8 pm
Savanna Wyatt

Savanna Wyatt

Savanna Wyatt is a summer intern working in the Communications department. She is a senior at Park University majoring in Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations and minoring in English. She enjoys watching film and television in her free time as well as eating too much dessert. She is also very happy to be here!