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

Mogadore Campus 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


April Graven

Office Manager | Mogadore Campus

In her role, April oversees all office operations and helps facilitate the week-to-week functions of church life. Her extensive job-related experience and investment in the Mogadore community make April an invaluable team member. Contact April 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


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

Graphic & Media Design Director

Taylor is an artist across several mediums. Her position specializes in graphic design, producing and supervising all in-house and community-wide publications. 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


Ron RountreE

Visitation Pastor

In his position, Ron concentrates on individuals who are shut-in and hospital patients. He has a gift for ministering to those in pain or crisis. With his wife, Cheryl, Ron also leads S.A.M., Cornerstone's Senior Adult Ministry. Contact Ron at


Shaelyn Schleis

Facility Care

As a Facility Care Team Member, Shaelyn helps to ensure a strong positive impression of Cornerstone Church, and the God we serve, through the cleanliness, efficiency, and operations of our Portage Lakes building. Shae also serves as a cStudent leader at our Mogadore Campus and a student mentor within that public school system. Contact Shaelyn at


Terri Stump

Office Manager | Portage Lakes Campus

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


Angela Swain

Children's Ministry Director

Angela is a graduate of The University of Akron. In her position as Children's Ministries Director, she oversees the weekend experience in all children's age-level programming, 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. Contact Angela 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