Our Pastor Jennifer Klein and her family, husband Rusty, daughters Tayler and Kelley and son Josef—began serving Country Club UMC in June 2010 after serving churches in Cameron and Kansas City. Whether singing, playing the guitar or visually illustrating how we can become as effective as the early Christian church—an “Acts 2 church” in our community—her passion for worship arts and Christian service is generating powerful energy and enthusiasm.
Our Church Administrator Lydia Istomina may be over-qualified but Lydia certainly knows her way around a church and she’s a real blessing. Lydia had a short career in engineering , was a manager for a non-profit organization and after hearing the call to ministry became the founding pastor of a United Methodist Church in Yekaterinburg, Russia. She is the first woman pastor ever in her homeland. She is an author, award winner of the Sojourner Truth for courage and justice, and recipient of the Arlon O. Ebright Award for leadership. She’s a mentor at the UMKC Bloch School of Management. She received her DMin from St. Paul School of Theology. She and her husband Scott Kiddle care for her mother, Raisa, have two cats, and a dog. In her spare time, Lydia is learning to play the accordion.
Our Director of Music is Jacob Lowry, who received his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from Sam Houston State University and has experience in Music Ministry, Choral Conducting and as a soloist. Jacob works as a High School Voice Teacher in Lee Summitt, MO. His wife, Laura, is studying in Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship.