Our Staff

Pastor
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.

Worship Pastor
Matt Calio

 
Matt joined the church staff in August 2018. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Worship Arts with minors in Theology and Praise & Worship Music from Judson University. He is passionate about discipling young worship leaders into the pastoral role that he believes all worship leaders are to embrace.

Youth Pastor
Kyle White

Kyle has over 25 years of pioneering youth ministry experience. He was the first youth pastor at Crossview from 1991-2000, and is the founding director of Neighbors’ House, a not-for-profit providing literacy & academic enrichment for low-income students in multi-housing communities.
 
Kyle is married to Barb, and they have two children, one in college and one in high school.

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.  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.