Stephanie Swanson

Senior Pastor

Stephanie began serving as Pastor of Crossroads Church in September 2015. She was drawn to Crossroads when she discovered that she and the church had a shared vision of community – one that is loving, inclusive, ecumenical, diverse, and social justice minded. She is thankful every day to be in community with folks who are willing to ask hard questions, to search themselves, and to endeavor to live more deeply into these shared values within both the church and the larger community.

Prior to coming to Crossroads, Stephanie served as the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Smithville, Missouri and as the Minister of Congregational Life at Emerywood Baptist Church in High Point, North Carolina. She holds a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University School of Divinity (Winston-Salem, NC) and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from William Jewell College (Liberty, MO).

Stephanie and her husband, Cody, are recently married and have a full household with 6 children. Each having 3 children of their own, there are regular jokes about them being the Brady Bunch. Their children include Eli (15), Finn (12), Cole (12), Emma (11), and twins Asher and Eleanor (7). While their lives are complete chaos with this full crew, they absolutely love it! 

Abby Pratt

Children's Pastor

Abby Pratt came to Crossroads seeking community in the midst of the pandemic. Online and then eventually in person, Abby found Crossroads to be a loving, encouraging, and beautiful community. Abby brings with her six years of Youth and Children’s ministry in Virginia and two years of Youth Ministry in North Carolina. While not completely intentional, Abby followed Pastor Stephanie to both William Jewell College (Liberty, MO) and Wake Forest University School of Divinity (Winston-Salem, NC) with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Master of Divinity. In addition to her ministry at Crossroads, Abby works as a Family Services Coordinator with the Midwest Transplant Network. 

Megan Merchant

Office and Finance Manager

Bio coming soon!

Norm Cotton


Norm and Beth have lived in the Waldo neighborhood for almost 20 years and have attended Crossroads Church since 2009.  They have two sons that they love going on adventures with. They were drawn to Crossroads’ warm and welcoming atmosphere and are grateful to be part of this community.