Rev. L. Kyle Hern | Senior Pastor
Rev. L. Kyle Hern, is the senior pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church. An ordained elder and graduate of Saint Paul School of Theology (M.Div ’76), Kyle has served United Methodist churches in Missouri since he was a student at Central Methodist University in the early ‘70’s. Appointments include Miami-Mt. Carmel, Independence 1st (Associate Pastor), Platte City, Raytown 1st, Tarkio-Westboro, Marshall, Ashland Avenue (St. Jospeh), Jefferson City 1st, Richmond, and, currently, St. John’s. He served as District Superintendent of the Kansas City South District in the former Missouri West Conference from 1994 to 2000.
Kyle has a deep and abiding passion for local and global mission. He has served as a study leader in several Schools of Christian Mission in the Missouri Area over the past two decades. He also has served as a Volunteer In Mission in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States most recently serving as a co-leader of the St. John’s VIM trip to our visit our partner church in Lihonzwane, Mozambique. He also enjoys leading study groups to the Holy Land, and other locations. Locally, Kyle is active in CCO (Commnities Creating Opportunities), is a member of the Community Advisory Committee for the Southwest Early College Campus High School, and a member of the Board of Spofford. He also serves as a member of President’s Advisory Council at Central Methodist University.
Kyle married Marie (Frazee) in May, 1973, and they have three grown children – Nathan (who married Melissa Horak last summer), Lindy, and Jon, and a little dog named Skyy. Marie is high school mathematics teachers currently teaching at Rockhurst High School.
Kyle was born in Moberly, Missouri, and is the son of a United Methodist pastor.
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Dr. Dennie Oades
Associate Pastor | Pastoral Care
Denise “Dennie” Oades, Ph.D., received her degree in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. As a psychologist she has worked in schools, hospitals, and nursing homes, in addition to maintaining a private practice. Dennie has an extensive background in education and spiritual formation, she has been a Stephen minister for several years and has participated in the Emmaus Walk Program. She has a daughter and a son. Her calling is to work in the areas of spiritual formation and education and to facilitate opportunities for growth in relationship with God.
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Dale Morehouse | Director Music Ministries
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Nancy Bell | Director Parent’s Day Out
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Sara Freese | Church Secretary
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