our staff

  • Shelley Bauer, Senior Pastor

    Shelley has been a part of the Crosswinds staff since 2003 and became the Senior Pastor in 2010. Her passion is for the church to be all that God meant it to be, to really be, as Bill Hybels says, “the hope of the world." Shelley’s background is in counseling and psychology and she is currently furthering her education in spiritual formation through the Transforming Center (www.transformingcenter.org). She and her husband, Gregg, have been married for 31 years and have 4 adult sons and 2 amazing daughters-in-law (for which she is very thankful)! Gregg works as a union carpenter. In their time off, Shelley and Gregg love to spend time with their family and friends and are learning to enjoy biking and traveling! Contact Shelley at shelley.bauer@crosswinds.cc


    Jill has been a part of Crosswinds for 10 years and first joined the staff in 2012 after working as a crossing guard and home schooling. She graduated with a degree in music performance from Illinois State University where she met Mike, her husband of 27 years. Together, they have one adult son, Adam, who is studying to be an audio engineer. Jill loves serving her Crosswinds family and getting to interact with all of the people who use the building. She invites you to stop by the office and chat anytime! Contact Jill at jill.rosenau@crosswinds.cc

  • Kayla Gaesser, Children's Ministry Director & ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Kayla joined the staff of Crosswinds in 2015. She recently graduated from Greenville College with a Social Work/Psychology degree. Along with leading the children's ministry, Kayla teaches in a special education classroom at Hammitt Elementary School. Kayla's passion is to see young people come to, and grow in, their relationship with Christ. She is also excited about seeing the people of God, near and far, experience Christ in an intimate way. Contact Kayla at KaylaGaesser8@gmail.com


    Cody joined Crosswinds in February of 2015. Cody has a heart for music and leading people in worship. In his free time, Cody plays in a country band. Cody enjoys investing in relationships and is excited about leading people to experience Christ through worship. Contact Cody at gaesser.cody@icloud.com