Our Staff

Jeff Knitt


Jeff joined the church staff as pastor in December 2016. He received his M.Div. from Trinity International University. He has a passion for the local church and a desire to challenge, encourage, and equip people to follow Jesus Christ.

Jeff is married to Kami; they have one child.

Stuart Volz


Stuart began volunteering for the worship team in February 2020, and became an official member of Crossview in March 2020. He is currently on staff with Cru at Northern Illinois University with the mission of making disciples of Jesus and seeing them go into all the corners of the earth! Stuart is passionate about creating an environment of authentic and genuine worship, and seeks to give God glory in everything he does.

Stuart is married to Danika; they have one child.


Youth Ministry Interim
Sarah Flower

Sarah began volunteering with the youth in the summer of 2018, and joined the staff as Interim Youth Leader in July of 2021.  Her goal is to guide the youth towards finding fulfillment and an identity in Jesus.

Sarah is married to Bryan; and they have one child.  They live on a hobby farm in Dekalb County.

Children’s Ministry Director

Sarah Cantrell

Sarah has been a part of the Crossview Church family since she was a child in Children’s Ministry! She joined the church staff in January 2020. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University in 2010. Prior to being on staff at Crossview, she was on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at NIU for 4.5 years, taught 5th grade at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Sycamore, and taught 1st grade at Founders Elementary in DeKalb. Sarah has a deep passion for children to love and know Jesus, and is thrilled to come alongside families in this community.

Sarah is married to Corey; they have one child.  She enjoys reading, playing music, running, the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Administrative Assistant
Sandy Barnaby

Sandy joined the church staff in 1997. She was a stay-at-home mom until her children went to school and then started working part-time. She knew it was prayer and the Lord’s guidance that she saw an ad in the newspaper for a part-time administrative assistant opening here. Sandy truly loves working in God’s house, with a Godly staff in which it is obvious they all love the Lord deeply.
Sandy is married to Steve and has two adult children and three grandchildren.

Administrative Assistant &
Graphic/Web Designer
Alysa Radtke

Alysa joined the church staff in September 2013. She has a degree in graphic design with over 30 years experience and helps support the various ministries and day-to-day operations. It brings her great joy to be able to use those skills to serve in God’s kingdom. 
Alysa is married to Paul.