Ministry Staff

Pastors

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Chris Vogel

Senior Pastor

Chris was called to plant Cornerstone back in 1992. He graduated from Columbia Biblical Seminary in 1987 and came to Milwaukee that same year for graduate work at Marquette University.

He married Janet in September 1982 and they have three children: Jenny (married to Rev. Sam Brown, 3 children), John, and Michael (married to Emma). While using the term free time loosely, he maintains a routine of exercise and an old love, pottery. You can email Chris at ChrisVogel@cornerstone-pca.com.

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Ben Sinnard

Pastor of Community Life

Ben was called to Cornerstone as an Assistant Pastor in August 2013. Prior to Cornerstone, Ben served as an Assistant Pastor at Redeemer PCA in Lincoln, Nebraska and before that with the Navigators at the University of Nebraska.

A graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary, Ben and Kara grew up in Nebraska and have two children: Maren and Reid. Ben loves sports (Nebraska Cornhuskers, Chicago Cubs, Newcastle United FC, and of course the Green Bay Packers), good food, coffee, and other deliciously frothy beverages.  Ben would love to get to know you, please give him a call or you can email him at BenSinnard@cornerstone-pca.com.

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Andrew Whitaker

Pastor of Worship

Andrew Whitaker was called by Cornerstone in 2015. He comes to Wisconsin by way of St.Louis, MO where he and his bride Christianna lived while Andrew finished his Mdiv from Covenant Seminary. Andrew and Christianna are midwesterners at heart having lived in Indianapolis, Chicago, St.Louis, and now the Milwaukee suburbs. Andrew is a lover of all things music and food and enjoys biking around town and hanging out with his newborn daughter Vivian.  You can contact Andrew at andrewwhitaker@cornerstone-pca.com.

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Staff

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Judi Laramy

Finances/Controller

 

Judi joined the Cornerstone staff in January 2016.  She and her husband Art moved to the Lake Country area in the Fall of 2015 to be near their daughter, son-in-law, and their 5 children.  Judi and Art love caring for the “littles” in the family while the “olders” are homeschooled by their parents.  They also enjoy hosting frequent Sunday dinners for the whole family after church.  They have two granddaughters in Washington state as well, where their son and daughter-in-law live. Art and Judi have moved a number of times within the Midwest due to Art’s job and Judi has worked at three other churches in administrative positions in the past, counting it a privilege to attend to such details in order that the pastors can give themselves to “prayer and to the ministry of the Word.” 
 
Judi enjoys spending time with friends, knitting, going for long walks, reading, and especially in Bible study.  She has a collection of books on sermons, Christian biographies, the names and attributes of God, commentaries, and devotionals to name just a few.
You can contact Judi at judi-finances@cornerstone-pca.com.

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JoEllen Stearns

Administrative Assistant

JoEllen joins the Cornerstone staff as the part-time Administrative Assistant during the morning hours. She is responsible for the administrative tasks in the front office including reception, communication, publications and general administration.

JoEllen spends her afternoon hours coordinating special events for the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce. Many might be familiar with the Summer, Winter and Mid-Week Farmer’s Markets in the city of Oconomowoc…check them out as a local source of fresh produce, prepared foods, unique products and creative artisan goods.

During her free time, JoEllen and her husband, Bob, enjoy spending time at their property in Waushara County. They have two sons. Brian – a student and professional log-roller who competes annually in Hayward, WI. Brian performs at the Paul Bunyan’s Northwoods Lumberjack Show in the Wisconsin Dells area during the summer months and travels with Timberwork’s Lumberjacks shows during the remainder of the calendar year.  Son Brandon – is pursing his interest in Film and Video Production at the Madison Media Institute in Wisconsin.

You can contact JoEllen at joellen-admin@cornerstone-pca.com.

Erin King

Primary Praise Director

Erin King began serving as the Primary Praise Director in Spring of 2017.  She has been serving as a teacher in Primary Praise for a number of years and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to children, education, and the Primary Praise model.  Erin is married to Josh and they also lead the Youth Ministry and they have 3 wonderful children: Ezra, Jael, and Josiah.  If you have questions about Primary Praise please email the church and they will get you in contact with Erin.  We are so thankful to have her on our team!

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Christie Iler

Women’s Ministry Director

Christie has been serving as the Cornerstone Women’s Ministry Director for a number of years.  Christie loves seeing women grow in their relationship with Jesus but that women would also grow in their love for one another.  The Women’s Ministry at Cornerstone has been lead well by Christie over the last several years.  She serves the church and brings a passion for life that is very much needed.  Christie is married to Steve, an Elder, and they have 4 adult children, 1 son-in-law, and a very handsome grandson.  We are thankful for Christie and her service to the women of Cornerstone.

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Josh & Erin King

Youth Group Directors

Josh and Erin King lead a group of adult volunteers that lead the Youth Group at Cornerstone.  Josh and Erin joined the youth ministry team in early 2004.  Both have previous experience as youth leaders in Janesville, WI, where Josh and Erin served as the directors of their church’s youth program.  Josh and Erin have 3 children: Ezra, Jael, and Josiah.  Erin brings a wealth of experience to the team, as she also works as a teacher at Heritage Christian School.  Josh works as a police officer in the City of New Berlin, making him a welcome asset in crisis situations.  Josh also serves Cornerstone as a Deacon while Erin is active with Children’s Christian Education and Primary Praise.  We are so blessed to have the King’s leading the Youth Group!  They are amazing!

Donna Marks, Zachary Iler and Stephanie Iler

Nursery Coordinators

The nursery is a vital and important part of our worship and work at Cornerstone Church.  We are so thankful to have Zachary & Stephanie Iler and Donna Marks diligently leading the nursery.  These three coordinator volunteers upon volunteers while simultaneously maintaining a safe environment for our kids to play in, fully stocked with diapers, wipes, and snacks.  🙂  We are so thankful for Zachary, Stephanie and Donna and their service to our children and families.  Thanks!

Laura Denooyer-Moore

Sunday School Coordinator

Laura coordinates all of the curriculum and all of the teachers through our children and youth Sunday School programs on Sunday morning.  Laura makes sure that every classroom is fully stocked with needs and materials.  We are so thankful for the work Laura does.  It is a blessing to know our children are being taught Biblical truths as well as being loved by their teachers.  We are very thankful for Laura and the work she does with the Sunday School classes.

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Jason Heinen

Adult Christian Education

Jason is in charge of the curriculum that is taught during the Adult Christian Education hour which is right before the worship service (9-10am) on Sunday mornings.  He, along with the pastors, map out an education plan for the year, including recruiting volunteers, and material production.  Jason is a lawyer in the Lake Country area and also serves in a number of ways around Cornerstone.  He is getting married in May to Jean.  We are so thankful to have Jason around and to be lead by him.  Thanks Jason!

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Peter and Alison Sherwood

Young Adults at Cornerstone Coordinators (YAC)

Peter and Alison Sherwood have graciously offered to serve the young adult community at Cornerstone.  The Young Adults at Cornerstone (YAC) is a thriving ministry and growing group of young folks.  The Sherwoods regularly open their home to host dinner parties, cookouts, board game competitions and much more.  Peter and Alison have two children: Corban and Mara.  The Sherwoods lead a team of folks committed to seeing the Young Adults at Cornerstone better connected with each other and the church body.  We are so thankful for the service of the Sherwoods to the YAC community and church body as a whole.

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Denver Green

Building and Grounds Coordinator

Denver is a one of a kind.  Denver is often found at the church working on something, from changing light bulbs, to cleaning, to restocking products, to repairing broken things.  Denver is always busy with a project and is always available to lend a helping hand.  Denver leads a committee of folks committed to seeing the Building and the Grounds used for God’s glory and to assist in reaching the community for Christ.  Denver is such an encouraging and vital part of what happens here at Cornerstone.

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Church Elders & Deacons

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Elders

Cornerstone is overseen by a group of men responsible for prayerfully leading and directing the ministry of the church. These men are called Elders and together make up the Session. Follow this link to learn more about Cornerstone’s Elders.

Deacons

Not only is Cornerstone led and served by the Elders, a group of men known as the Deacons serve behind the scenes, handling the physical needs of the Cornerstone community. These dedicated men handle mercy ministries in and out of Cornerstone Church. Follow this link to learn more about Cornerstone’s Deacons.