• 406 W. 74th St.
  • Kansas City, MO 64114
  • 816.363.4084

Our Staff

Steve Jones

Senior Pastor

Steve Jones is blessed to be in service to Christ through Keystone United Methodist. Steve and Tracy, his wife, first lived in Kansas City in 1994 and are excited to return to the area. Steve has attended Central Methodist College (now University) and the UMKC School of Law. He is currently a student through Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Steve believes passionately that God loves each of us no matter what is going on in our lives, and that God is present and discoverable in every bit of God's creation.

Kelly Hansen

Associate Pastor

Kelly Hansen is our new Associate Pastor. Kelly is a graduate of St. Paul School of Theology and has a rich background in social advocacy and pastoral care.

Scott Shaw

Associate Pastor Of Worship Arts

Scott earned his Master of Divinity from Truett Seminary at Baylor University. He leads all church teams that make worship possible.

Traci Keck

Office Manager

Traci manages the office and does the bookkeeping at Keystone. She has a broad background in administration, volunteer coordinating and banking. The office hours are usually Mon. - Thurs., 10 am - 3 pm.

Ashley Hobson

Worship Leader

Ashley finished her Bachelor of Arts in Music and History from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2012. She has been a member of Keystone United Methodist Church since 2010 and currently serves as the Worship Coordinator and Leader for Keystone's 8:45 am Traditional Worship Service.

Sarah Owsley Townsend

Director Of Children's Ministry

Sarah serves as the coordinator of Children's ministries. That includes Sunday morning programming and special events geared toward families.

Steven Burr

Youth Pastor

Steven Burr went to Kearney high school where he was involved in choir, band, theatre, and the swim team. He went to Texas Christian University (go frogs!) where he got a BA in religion and was an active members in the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. He came back to Kansas City in 2012 when he decided to pursue accounting. He graduated with a degree in accounting from Park University in 2016. About two years ago he began dating his wife, Leigh, who he has known since they met in church camp in 7th grade, and in September of 2015 they were married at the elms in Excelsior Springs.

Mackenzie Reed


MacKenzie Reed began her study of the pipe organ at the age of 16, where she went on to hold posts at churches all over the country. She is passionate about using her gifts as a means of meaningful, personal connection. An enthusiastic learner, MacKenzie is passionate about circus arts, tribal fusion dance, acting, and directing. She thrives on collaboration with artists in other disciplines and is especially interested in experimental performance practices. MacKenzie holds a BM in Piano Performance from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MFA in Performer-Composer from the California Institute of the Arts. She is also a 2015-16 Charlotte Street Resident.