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

  • Sarah Tunall, community center director

    Sarah joined the Crosswinds team in September 2016.  Knowing the stories of others, building relationships with neighbors, and empowering others to share the Gospel are her passion. An Oregon native, Sarah loves everything outdoors, Oregon Duck football, and a strong cup of coffee. After graduating from college, Sarah worked in youth ministry and studied theology, during which time she fell in love with neighborhood outreach ministry. Sarah truly believes that God has a plan for Bloomington-Normal and is excited to come alongside the ministries in the neighborhood, meet neighbors, and share in the adventure of creating safe space for neighbors to gather, grow and build relationships. Contact Sarah at sarah.tunall@crosswinds.cc


    Dylan grew up in northwestern Illinois, spent ten years living in southern Illinois and is now happy to have found a home here in Bloomington. He and his wife Carrie are raising five wonderful children together. Dylan enjoys music, movies, computers and conversation. He is a lifelong Cubs fan which means that he understands pain, suffering and long term commitment. If you would like to know more about Dylan, just talk to him! He is a fan of that too. Contact Dylan at dhuntley23345@gmail.com


    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

  • Jeni Cave, Can Do Kids Director

    Jeni joined Crosswinds staff in May 2016.  She graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Resources.  She is currently a full time Nanny.  She is very passionate about children and helping them to reach their full potential.  Her greatest passion is missions and helping those in third world countries, especially nurturing the little children in the orphanages and teaching the kids basic life skills.  In her free time she enjoys being outside and working out! Contact Jeni at jencave57@hotmail.com

  • Jennifer Roth, Can Do Kids Co-DIRECTOR

    Jenni is Executive Director of Can Do Kids International whose mission is for children to know God's love, know the Bible and live out Biblical values. She has led and helped start Can Do Kids clubs in central Illinois as well as in Kenya. Her passion is to see children and adults experience God's love and to bring healing to the Church. Contact Jenni at jroth@candokidsinternational.org