Shay has served as one of the pastors since August 2002. He shares the preaching and teaching responsibilities and oversees Connections Classes, Crossing Men, Counseling Ministry, and Care Ministry. After graduating from Mizzou with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, he served on staff with Cru for 5 years. He then received his Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, where he met his wife Lynn. Shay and Lynn have three children: Jack, Emma, and Owen.
Pastor, Crossing Men
Kermit serves as a pastor to Crossing Men. He loves to help men find life-changing identity, significance, and purpose through following Jesus together with other men. And he helps to lead men’s events, studies, and discipleship groups. After serving in student and singles ministry in his hometown of Huntsville, AL and then as a missionary to Japan, Kermit graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis with a Master of Divinity. In 2006, Kermit and his wife, Nicole, returned to her hometown of Columbia to help start and pastor Veritas, The Crossing’s college ministry, where they served for 9 years. From 2015 to 2022, Kermit served as a pastor of Small Groups. He and Nicole have a daughter and two sons.