As you’ve no doubt heard by this time, our staff is undergoing some changes as we experience God’s great (and often surprising) plan for Grace UMC. We are sad to say goodbye to Pastors Tiffany and Ali, but we look forward to the amazing things they will do as they share their gifts and talents with others! We are also excited to welcome Pastors Michael and Cheryl to Grace!
Rev. Michael Park
Allow me to introduce the Park family to you! My family strives to create a loving and real Christ-centered home. Each member (Michael, Esther, Paul, & a little tiny baby – we’re expecting another one next year. Praise God!) truly live our lives under the presence of God where we think, speak, and act in the never-ending love, grace, and mercy of God. Sometimes we mess up and make a mistake, however we deeply love each other, respect each other, and pray for each other. We intentionally build upon an attitude of Jesus at home and fix our eyes on Jesus to
live our journey with His purpose, meaning, mission, and calling as well. There are so many places that are meaningful to me, however, none of those would never beat the environment of being with my family. I surely love my family!
I love fishing. Esther loves cooking, and Paul loves playing. We are so easy to please! We love to hang out with people and invite people to our house. Esther, Paul, & I are very happy to return to Kansas City from New York. Also, we are super excited about great possibilities and new opportunities God has opened, led, and provided for us at Grace.
As we go back, we completely trust in the Lord and follow His calling. We strongly pray that God will continue to make us bolder for Jesus than ever before and also fully use us for His glory, gospel, and kingdom in Kansas City. We are truly blessed beyond measure and so thankful beyond words to accept this appointment to serve you and walk with you at Grace. We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Rev. Cheryl Somers-Ingersol
Cheryl has served as a pastor in the Kansas East and Great Plains Conference since 1987. She is married to Dr. Stan Ingersol, a church historian and archivist for the Church of the Nazarene. They have two adult children, Rachel and Robert, and a magnificent ginger cat named Murphy. Cheryl received a B.S.N. from the University of Kansas, a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School, and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Cheryl is passionate about Spiritual Formation and mission trips to Guatemala. She enjoys reading, movies, walking, yoga, and traveling.