Chris and Elyssa Kaskel

Lead Pastor

Chris and Elyssa Kaskel are Crosswind and Carroll County natives. Having attended Crosswind since he was in middle school, Chris has served in many different roles over the years. He was the part-time Media Director from 2008-2010 and after graduating from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary with a Masters Degree in Discipleship and Christian Formation in 2013, was hired as an Associate Pastor. Chris and Elyssa met at Stevenson University while studying video production and married in August 2011. Together they have been blessed with 2 wonderful children: Quinn and Bree.

After serving as Associate Pastor for 9 years, Chris was appointed as Lead Pastor in September 2022 after David and Debbie Sulcer moved to Kingsport, Tennessee to pastor Cross Connection Church. Chris and Elyssa are passionate about seeing all of Carroll County and the surrounding area follow Jesus. Under their leadership, Crosswind continues forward in the mission of helping people find life's true direction through Jesus Christ, His Community, His Service, and His Mission.

Our Staff

Heather Phillips

Crosswind Kids Director

Rebecca Moreland

Administrative Assistant

Matt Lamb

Worship Arts Director

Elmaré du Biel

Administrative Secretary

Norma Smith

Financial Secretary