Brett grew up in Illinois but moved to California with his mother and brother following his parent's divorce. He was in the 6th grade at the time. He became a Christian at age 13 and was called into ministry as an 11th grader. He graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA in 1980 and received his M.A. degree in 1990. During his 20 plus years of ministry, he has served in many capacities, including Worship Pastor, Children's Pastor, Youth Pastor, as well as Lead Pastor. He has served in both large and small churches in both large and small communities. He met his wife, Cheryl, while in college. They were married in 1979 and have two married sons, Joshua and Jeremiah.
Taylor grew up primarily in Missouri and began attending Crossroads Church as a teenager. He became a Christian and was baptized at the age of 8 and has been growing closer to Jesus ever since. He currently attends Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He spent 4 months in Siberia, Russia as a missionary. Taylor has been serving as the Crossroads Youth Leader since 2015. He and his wife, Megan, live in Liberty, MO.
Dustin began his time with Crossroads Church when it was but a wee seedling. He joined the band shortly after, and in 2010 began his role as a worship leader. Dustin and his wife, Tina, have three children: Aubrey, Gavin and Sofie. He is a lineman for Kansas City Power & Light and plays in two other bands in his free time.
Jeff came to Crossroads in 2003 shortly after the birth of their first daughter. As the family grew, Jeff found himself being led back into music ministry. Praising the Lord through song was not new to Jeff as he grew up attending Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO and often sang with his family in the choir. In 2010, Jeff received a bass guitar as a gift and started to teach himself how to play AND sing. Within a few months of first picking up that bass, Jeff began to serve on the Crossroads Worship Team and eventually became one of the leaders.
Children’s Bible Quiz Leader
Stacy has been attending Crossroads Church with her family since August 2004. She and her husband, Brian, have four children. They have both been involved with the Children's ministry through teaching Children's Church and Sunday School. Stacy currently teaches kids on Sundays (Sunday School) and Wednesdays (Bible Quizzing). She loves leading this group of amazing kids. in the fall of 2016, Stacy also began helping lead our Youth Bible Quizzers (grades 7-12). Stacy is also a member of the Crossroads Financial Team.
Children’s Church Leader
Cody and her family came to Crossroads Church in early 2003 and have felt at home ever since. Cody and her husband, Jeff, have two daughters, Isabel and Julia, and live in the Kearney area. Cody considers herself a 'lifelong teacher' starting back as a teen with swimming lessons, being a nanny, teaching ESL, Spanish, and so on. She loves to learn as much as she loves to teach. Cody enjoys connecting her love of languages and cultures in with the weekly lessons and encouraging the children to always 'take that extra step'.
Toddler Church Leader
Stephanie began attending Crossroads Church in 2010 while still in college. She is currently our Toddler Church Team Leader and has also been our VBS Director. Stephanie loves music and books. She works as a librarian. She was married to her husband, Devin, in 2014. They have one daughter, Sarah.