701 NW Woods Chapel Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015 Worship Times: 9am & 10:45am

Our Team

Aaron Kraft, Lead Pastor



Aaron is a Hoosier by birth, growing up in Evansville, Indiana. After studying to be an orchestral tuba player at the University of Louisville, he began a career in Information Technology. That took the Kraft family to the Washington, DC area where Aaron and Carrie joined a church that faithfully preached the Bible. During this time, the Lord called Aaron to consider full-time pastoral ministry. With Carrie’s encouragement, Aaron went back to school at Washington Bible College and completed a BA in Biblical Studies. The family then moved to Dallas, Texas where Aaron earned a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Aaron is now pursuing a PhD in Expository Preaching and New Testament Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. God has blessed the Krafts with two wonderful children (Jon and Jackie) by adoption from the country of Guatemala.

Before coming to CrossWay Bible Church, the Krafts were serving as missionaries in Puebla, Mexico in Orphan Care and Theological Education ministries.


Jacob Schweizer, Worship Leader



Jacob is a Kansas City native and completed an education at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL before moving back to the KC area with his wife, Regina. He is passionate about education, music, and working with his hands. He hopes to continue to learn and teach what it means to pursue and express Christ-centered worship among the body of Christ. He loves to meet and share in fellowship with others. He can be reached through email for anyone who would like to set up a meeting with him.






Sarah Bledsoe, Communications Director



Sarah is a Kansas City native and worked in customer service-related jobs before having children. She stayed home with her children for eight years before joining our team. She is an advocate for those living with cystic fibrosis on behalf of her daughter. Since receiving her daughter’s CF diagnosis in 2009, she has also become a vocal advocate for organ donation. She is passionate about the JSL Bible Project and is the Donor Management Coordinator for the JSL Bible US Support Team. She and her husband Seth have two children, Andrew and Kadi.






Curtis Clark, Ministry Intern



Curtis and Emily Clark moved to Blue Springs from Maryland so Curtis could pursue a seminary education at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Seminary is a great place to deepen your biblical and theological knowledge, but there are many things that can only be learned in the context of a local church. We are excited to be able to provide this training for Curtis at CrossWay.






Our Elder Team

(not pictured: Dave Whitney)





 Scott Allen






Jeff Hadfield






Aaron Kraft







Dave Redfearn






Dana Rothaus






Chuck Zeikle



Our Deacons & Deaconesses

(not pictured: Jason Brickhouse, Eric Bultman, Dana Norton, Steve Phillips, Kathy Rodenberg)





Jim Bacus






Seth Bledsoe






Jeff Butler






Jan Gross






Devin Hartley






Rachel Hartley






Ryan Laux






Ronnee Schweizer






Rod Sell






Dona Waterhouse