Chris Vogel - Session Moderator


Chris Vogel

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. While using the term free time loosely, he maintains a routine of exercise and an old love, pottery. You can email Chris at


Dave DeYoung

Elder Emeritus

Dave and his wife, Barb, have been at Cornerstone since the late nineties. Dave and Barb have four married children: Virginia, Ryan, Ben, and Matthew, and several grandchildren. Dave works with a municipal bond agency in Milwaukee. He was ordained as a ruling elder in 1998 and oversaw church finances for several years. Dave also serves Cornerstone by teaching Sunday School and helping with an adult Small Group.

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Randy and his wife, Sandy, have been members of Cornerstone since 1999. He and Sandy have three married children: Steve, Michael, and Julie, and several grandchildren. Randy works for a tool die company in West Allis and served on the elder board of other churches before coming to Cornerstone. Randy was ordained as a ruling elder in 2000 and also serves Cornerstone as part of the building and grounds committee and liaison to the Deacons.


Butch Harper

Butch and Marian came to Cornerstone in 2000 with their two children Abby (now married to Jeremy with 4 children) and Benjamin (college). Butch has served as CIO and other roles at a variety of companies around the state and now works for IBM. His organizational skills are added bonus to the Session and his business place lingo is always good for a laugh. His wife, Marian, teaches the women’s morning Bible study and together they assist in the leadership of an adult small group. Every free moment is spent with the grandkids.


Greg Brinkmann

Greg and his bride Sue came to Cornerstone in 1999 with their two sons Tim (now married with 2 children) and Joel. Greg served on the deacons from 2001 to 2008. He joined the Session as a Ruling Elder in 2008. Greg still shows his servants hearts by helping behind the scenes with mercy ministries. Greg enjoys reading and doing Sudoku puzzles.


Steve Iler

Steve and Christie came to Cornerstone from North Carolina in 2008 with their grown children Brandon, Zach, and Alexi, and their youngest son Nathaniel. Steve works for Northwestern Mutual (as does son Brandon) and has had experience in prior PCA churches as a Ruling Elder and Clerk of Session. He was installed as an elder at Cornerstone in 2009. He and Christie lead an Adult Small Group and Christie oversees Women’s Ministries.


John Harris

John and his wife, Natalie, came to Cornerstone in 2002. John and Natalie have four children: Calvin, Madelyn, Asher and Ethan. John has served as a deacon since 2005, joining the Session in 2011. John also serves Cornerstone assisting with the leadership of an Adult Small Group, volunteering in the nursery, and teaching Sunday School. Natalie is involved with Primary Praise Children’s Worship.


Jay Nelson

Jay and his wife, Vicki, came to Cornerstone from Illinois with their four children, of whom Megan and Joel are still at Cornerstone. Jay has served as an elder for many years, returning to the Session in 2011 after serving as an interim pastor in the OPC in Crystal Lake, Illinois. A graduate of Trinity Seminary, Jay is licensed to preach in the PCA and does so on occasion at Cornerstone. He is also a regular adult Sunday School teacher and leads an Adult Small Group.


Greg Smith

Greg and his wife, Michele, along with their three children (Garrett, Kaleigh and Ian) moved to the Milwaukee area in August 2010 after having lived in London, England (for 2 years), Morristown, New Jersey (for 2 years) and St. Louis, Missouri (for many years). Greg and his family started attending Cornerstone shortly after arriving in Milwaukee. Greg has served as Ruling Elder at two previous churches during his time in New Jersey and St. Louis.