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Welcome to Brookside

We’re so glad you’ve moved here! You may be looking for somewhere to connect with other people and engage in your new community. Our church is also new to the neighborhood, and we’d love to welcome you and your family as we grow together.

This page will introduce you to Resurrection, our Brookside location, and many of the ways you and your family can get connected.

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Resurrection Brookside

5144 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64112

Resurrection is a place where kids, students and adults find a safe, authentic and welcoming community where everyone belongs. Your kids can experience a fun and warm environment with our Kids Ministry, and we always have coffee for you as you join us for worship.

We offer two worship services on Sundays. The first service starts at 9 am and features modern music. The second service starts at 11 am and features traditional music with a choir and organ.

It can be hard to find a new place and get connected with others. We’d like to be that place for you. To see the next steps for you to get connected, click the button below. 

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Meet Pastor Wendy

Wendy Lyons Chrostek is a lifelong United Methodist and grew up in Lake Arthur, Louisiana. She has been serving in full-time ministry since 2006 and began serving at Resurrection in 2009. She is currently the location pastor of Resurrection’s newest location, Resurrection Brookside. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and has a deep commitment to building community and developing relationships with those around her.

Wendy is a firm believer in the power of relationships, and she works hard to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can come together to learn, grow, and support one another. In addition to her work in the community, Wendy is a devoted mother to her two children, Freddy and Poppy, and is married to Scott, who also serves as a pastor at Resurrection.

One Year Anniversary

In December of 2023, we embarked upon a journey of faith of unity and of love as Resurrection Brookside.

We came together with a vision of how our church could change lives and transform our community. We’ve celebrated milestones, grown in number, and made an impact that reaches beyond these walls. We’ve become a family, a beacon of hope in our community touching lives and hearts.

To catch a glimpse of everything we’ve been building over the past year, click play on the video. 

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Brookside Staff

Resurrection Kids Director
Early Learning Center Director
Pastor of Mission Engagement
Traditional Worship Leader
Director Operations & Community Life
Peach Braden
Coordinating Assistant
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Technical Producer
Adult Discipleship Specialist
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Early Learning Center Assistant Director
Lyons Chrostek
Location Pastor

Resurrection Locations

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est. Future

The Gano Chapel on the campus of William Jewell College will be the home of Resurrection’s Liberty campus which will begin Sunday morning services in December 2024.
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est. 2022

Resurrection Brookside opened in 2022 as our sixth location, expanding our worship reach in the Kansas City area. Formerly Central United Methodist Church, Central UMC was Pastor Adam Hamilton's first appointment and was instrumental in helping to launch Resurrection.
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Overland Park

est. 2019

Resurrection increased its city-wide footprint with the addition of its fifth location, Resurrection Overland Park, in 2019.
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Blue Springs

est. 2010

Resurrection Blue Springs opened in 2010 as our fourth location, further expanding mission and outreach on the Missouri side of the Kansas City Metro.
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est. 2009

In 2009, Resurrection Downtown launched as our third location in the heart of Kansas City. Downtown started in a temporary location before purchasing its first building in 2012. In 2016, Downtown's new building was the first new church built in downtown Kansas City in 80 years.
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est. 2006

Resurrection West launched in 2006 as the church's second location with the goal of expanding our mission and outreach to people living in Western Johnson County. West began in a middle school before purchasing land and building its permanent space in 2010.
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est. 1990

Resurrection launched in 1990 with four people and a dream to reach non-religious and nominally religious people. From there, Resurrection moved from a funeral home chapel, to an elementary school, to its first sanctuary on its own property. Resurrection Leawood continued to grow and opened its permanent sanctuary in 2017.