brenda young

senior pastor

Brenda has been casting and leading the vision for Cornerstone Church since 1996. She is also the director of Clear Blue Global Water Project. She is a graduate of Ohio Christian University and Asbury Theological Seminary, and she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Center for Contemporary Christianity in Bangalore, India. She is a frequent speaker at both national and international conferences and seminars. She is also an author, with two books currently selling: Only God (co-authored with Dwight Mason) and Grace and Truth: Finding Balance in the Christian Life. To contact Brenda please email her assistant at


gordon Hayberg

cornerstone Mogadore lead Pastor

Gordon is a graduate of Kent State University and Ohio Christian University. His responsibilities include senior leadership and primary teaching pastor at our Mogadore Campus, as well as many other associate pastor leadership and responsibilities. Contact Gordon at


John Alchier

Business Administrator & IT Manager

John is a graduate of the University of Akron. His position oversees several administrative areas, with an emphasis on finances. John also manages our office technology campus-wide. Contact John at


Rachel Carpenter

Executive Director

As the Executive Director, Rachel's role is to design, develop, and implement strategic plans for the church across all mediums and campus-wide. She helps guide day-to-day operations, including leadership of teams and staff. In addition to office-based work, Rachel fulfills a motivational and mentoring role to members, volunteers, and staff; as well as continued development of the overall organizational culture. Contact Rachel at


Della Casto

Facility Care Director

In her position, Della oversees the development, maintenance, and quality care of the facility and grounds. She has an extensive background and experience in this type of work. Contact Della at


Nicole Dyer

Cornerstone Mogadore cKIDZ Director & Campus Administrative Assistant

Nicole has a heart to serve and is passionately invested in the next generation. In her position as cKidz Director, Nicole oversees the weekend experience in all age-level programming for infants through 5th grade. She helps cultivate a team approach in the endeavor to raise future leaders and provide excellent care for families, build a community of volunteers, and offer training and quarterly events for children and families. 
As Campus Administrative Assistant,she is responsible for all operations of the campus office as well as coordinates campus life needs and office Ministry Partners. Contact Nicole at

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Matt Harshbarger

Worship & Production Arts Director 

In his position as Worship and Production Arts Director, Matt serves Cornerstone Church by guiding and directing the worship and production teams to be fully prepared, musically, technically, and spiritually, for weekend services and special events. Matt is graduate of Ohio Christian University. Contact Matt at

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Megan Harshbarger

Worship & Creative Arts Director

Megan is a graduate of Ohio Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Worship Leadership. In her role as Creative and Worship Arts Director, Megan leads as the main producer and director of all services and special events. She coordinates and co-leads worship teams at both campuses. Contact Megan at

Alex McCrary

Cornerstone Mogadore Worship Arts Director & Social Media Ministry Coordinator

Alex is a graduate of Ohio Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Worship Leadership. He holds two important positions at Cornerstone Church. First, in his role as Worship Arts Director at our Mogadore location, he coordinates and leads all functions of the campus Worship Team. And through his role as the Social Media Ministry Coordinator, Alex leads the charge using social media platforms as an innovative, relevant way to share the message of Jesus and advance the mission of Cornerstone Church. Contact Alex at


Caitlyn McCrary

Cornerstone Portage Lakes cKIDZ director 

Caitlyn is a graduate of Ohio Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has a deep love for ministry and a passion for serving and creating authentic, Christlike community. As cKidz Director, Caitlyn works to create an exciting, safe environment for children ages infancy to 5thgrade. She strives to invest in young lives for Christ, while training families and developing a strong team of volunteer leaders to assist in the growth of our children at Cornerstone. Contact Caitlyn at


Christopher Milo

Next Gen Director

Christopher Milo is an internationally renowned concert pianist, motivational speaker, performer and entrepreneur. Through his leadership assemblies, conferences, anti-bullying seminars, suicide solution presentations, private sessions, and team-building people are changed. In his role as Next Gen Director at Cornerstone Church, Christopher mounts the charge to make a success pass of a vital, relevant faith to new generations. Alongside investing in our children, students, and families, his primary responsibility is to lead the leaders who serve in our cKIDZ, cStudents, and college-aged programs, ministries, and groups. Contact Christopher at


Bruce Oberlin

Outreach Pastor

Bruce is passionate to reach the lowest and the least, and those who are far from God. In his position as Outreach Pastor, he oversees the efforts and leadership of our City Lights, Clear Blue Global Water Project, Operation Freedom Taskforce, and Global & Local Missions cTeams. Contact Bruce at


Taylor Poe

Marketing Director

In her position as Marketing Director, Taylor serves Cornerstone Church by leading and directing church-wide marketing and communications. She oversees visual communication on Cornerstone's brand and message through various media. Taylor is a graduate of Stark State College. Contact Taylor at


Debbie Ring

Office Administrator & Communications Director

Debbie is especially gifted with people, which serves her well in her roles as Office Administrator and Communications Director. She handles office organization and efficiency, as well as encouraging and welcoming people who call and visit the church. She manages church publications, social media, and various aspects of Cornerstone's website. Additionally, she serves in a volunteer capacity as co-leader of Adult Ministries along with her husband, Jim. Contact Debbie at


Terri Stump

Cornerstone Portage Lakes Office Manager

In her role as Office Manager, Terri is responsible for all operations of the front office and leading office management Ministry Partners. Terri also serves as a home cGroup leader and on the Women's Ministries leadership team. Contact Terri at


Carol Tatman

Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor

Carol coordinates the many requests, communications, and functions of the Senior Pastor. In addition, she is the supervisor of cGroups, Cornerstone's small group program. Contact Carol at