• 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.

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.

Asher Linden

Worship Leader

Asher 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 9:00 am Classic Worship Service.

Dr. James Higdon


James Higdon is the Dane and Polly Bales Professor of Organ and Director of the Division of Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas and Organist at Keystone Methodist Church in Kansas City. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College, Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music. He has studied with Edmund Ladouceur, Robert Kendall, Karel Paukert, David Craighead, and Catharine Crozier and in France with Marie-Claire Alain.

He is the organist for our 9:00 Classic Worship Service.

Jason Cole

Choir Director

Jason Cole is the Keystone UMC Choir Director.

Advent Virtual 'Dinner' Small Group

First 4 Tuesdays in December: 1, 8, 15, 22 - 6:30 pm

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