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 12 years and first joined the staff in 2012. She graduated with a degree in music performance from Illinois State University where she met Mike, her husband of 30 years. Together, they have one adult son, Adam, who lives and works in Nashville, TN. In her free time, Jill enjoys hand lettering and calligraphy and has a small online shop called Jillie Bean Designs. 

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

    Kayla joined Crosswinds in February of 2015. Kayla is the wife to Cody, and mama to baby Noah. Kayla's passion is to see young people come to, and grow in, their relationship with The Lord. She is also excited about seeing people experience Christ in an intimate way. Contact Kayla at KaylaGaesser8@gmail.com


    Cody has been apart of Crosswinds for 3 years. Cody is a husband, father, and has a heart for music. Cody enjoys leading people in worship, and investing in relationships. Cody is excited about leading people to experience Christ through worship. Contact Cody at gaesser.cody@icloud.com