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Our Staff

“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (Ephesians 4:11–16)

Danny Ray, Administrative Pastor

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Danny Ray’s primary role is to lead the CrossWay staff team in the implementation of the church’s vision; overseeing the logistics for the regular scheduled and events of the church and managing the administrative tasks, details of the church staff, church finances, etc.

Danny graduated with an A.S. in Social Sciences from Mt. San Jacinto College.  In 2001, Danny completed his Bachelor in Biblical Studies from Calvary Chapel Bible College.

Danny previously served in the role of Administrative Pastor at Bible Fellowship Church in Hemet from 1998 to 2009.

He and his wife, Karen, enjoy traveling anywhere, anytime but especially are excited when they have the opportunity to lead small groups to visit Israel.

Sam Tyson, Family Pastor

StaffSamTSam is a North Carolina native, having grown up near Charlotte. After completing his degree at North Carolina State University, God called him to consider full-time pastoral ministry. This led him to Dallas, Texas, to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. While in Dallas, Sam served on staff at Fellowship Bible Church while completing his Master of Theology degree. During this time, he also met and married his wife, Evelyn. Sam and Evelyn then moved to Louisville, KY where Sam completed his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Tysons are blessed with two beautiful girls, Gabrielle and Olivia.

Before coming to CrossWay Bible Church, Sam served as the director of the Ministry Placement office as an adjunct professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Sam is passionate about shepherding and equipping the next generation of Christ’s followers and helping God’s people integrate the deep truths of Scripture into their everyday lives.

Jacob Schweizer, Worship and Community Life Pastor

StaffJacobSJacob is a Kansas City native, having attended Blue Springs High School he has strong ties to the community. After completing a B.A in Music and Worship at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, he moved back to the KC area with his wife, Regina. After moving back the Schweizers were blessed with their first son, Matthew.

Before coming to CrossWay Bible Church, Jacob served as the Assistant Director of the Community Music School (CMS), a Barista of  Joe's Coffee Shop at Moody Bible Institute (MBI), and spent time working as a carpenter in the Chicago and Kansas City area. His experiences have shaped his passion for music, the importance of spending time with people, and serving others in practical ways. He hopes to continue to learn and teach what it means to pursue and express Christ-centered worship and discipleship in the Church. He can be easily reached through email for anyone who would like to set up a meeting with him to further connect. 

Sarah Nunn, Administrative Assistant

StaffSarahNSarah is a St. Louis native and completed dual degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Drury University, where she met her husband, Jeff. She has experience serving as a church staff member, as Nursery Director for five years, and also served in a church office as a volunteer for five years. She and her family are very involved in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), an interdenominational, in-depth Bible study that helps people know God and equips them to serve the Church effectively throughout the world. Sarah has been a BSF leader, primarily in administration, for 10 years and currently serves as an Online Class Administrator.

Before coming to CrossWay Bible Church, Sarah worked in Scientific Research and Sales before staying home with her sons, Joshua and Caleb.


Our Elder Team

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.” (1 Timothy 3:1–7)

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Dana Rothaus

Sam Tyson

Jeff Nunn

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Jacob Schweizer

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Jay Schweizer

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Danny Ray


Our Deacons & Deaconesses

“Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 3:8–13)

Jim Bacus

Juli Hadfield

Devin Hartley

Rachel Hartley

Kathy Rodenberg

Dona Waterhouse

April McCormick
April McCormick

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Alice Palermo

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Jason Brickhouse

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Ron Nichols

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Jay Bell