Our Staff

Pastor Bob Buck: Senior  Pastor


Pastor Bob and Kristen have been serving at Liberty Church of the Nazarene since May of 2015. They live in Liberty with their three small children. Pastor Bob graduated from Nazarene Theological Seminary and previously earned degrees in law and business. Kristen graduated from Mid-America Nazarene University. She is passionate about homeschooling their  children and leading the Kids Ministries at LCN. Pastor Bob has served in the Kansas City District since 2003. The Bucks enjoy spending time with family and friends.








Pastor Sarah Thompson:  Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries 


Pastor Sarah and Alex  have been serving at Liberty Church of the Nazarene since February of 2018.  They enjoy the outdoors and spending time with their new son . 

Sarah is currently studying at the Nazarene Theological Seminary, and previously earned her degree in communication disorders for speech therapy.  Alex earned his degree in computer technology and has been employed at Cerner for the past four years as a system engineer.  Sarah and Alex are going on four wonderful years of marriage, and are enjoying their new roles as parents.  On a typical night, you can find the Thompsons at a trampoline park, watching the big game, playing fetch with their puppy, or practicing karate.      










Rick Long: Minister of Marriage and Family Ministries

Rick Long retired from the Fort Osage School District as a teacher, school counselor, and Director of Guidance. Since his retirement, he worked in Marriage and Family Ministries and has taught classes in the Counseling programs at Mid-America Nazarene University. He shares his ministry with Teresa, his wife of 42 years. She is a retired elementary teacher from Elm Grove Elementary School and Rick’s loyal partner in ministry. Rick and Teresa are the proud parents of Eric and Kristen and five grandchildren. They are the delight of their lives! When Rick and Teresa are not with family, they can be seen driving into the sunset in their 1936 Chevrolet and 1962 Studebaker Lark convertible street rods.








 Mark Wehr: Minister of Music Ministries


Mark Wehr has been serving as the worship leader at Liberty Church of the Nazarene since May of 2018. Mark graduated from Visible Music College with his degree in Modern Music Ministry in 2012 and has served as a worship leader since 2007. He and his wife, Katie have been married for 12 years. They have a heart for missions and have served on several different missions opportunities throughout their marriage. They currently live with their two small children, soon to be four small children, with the arrival of their twins!