Leadership & Staff

Our Lead Pastor

Chris VandeLinde serves as the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Christian Church.  Under Chris' leadership, Cornerstone is passionate about seeing people connected to Jesus and their lives transformed, both locally and globally.  He is known for his creative approach to teaching and presenting the Bible.  Chris, his wife, Nicole and their two children are grateful to live this close to baseball heaven.

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Leadership Team

Chad Brown
Shiloh Campus Pastor
Chad joined the Cornerstone staff in the spring of 2018.  He and his wife, Rachel, are the proud parents of Titus and Heath.  As a family, they enjoy going to the zoo, finding new parks to enjoy, and taking long walks through their neighborhood.  In his spare time, Chad loves to read, watch movies, or visit with friends (possibly around a fire, but definitely with copious amounts of coffee).
Chad graduated from Johnson University in 2001.  He received his Master's degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University in 2013.
Chris VandeLinde
Lead Pastor

Chris graduated from Johnson Bible College (now Johnson University) in 2000 and from Hope International University in 2011. He joined Cornerstone staff as the Lead Pastor in 2015.

Chris and his wife, Nicole have two children. All four VandeLinde family members are avid Cardinal’s baseball fans.

Josh Kinney
O'Fallon Campus Pastor

Originally from the suburban Atlanta area, Josh moved to St. Louis in the fall of 2004 to attend college. He graduated from St. Louis Christian College in 2008 with his Bachelor’s Degree. He then graduated from Cincinnati Christian University with a Master of Arts in Religion in 2012. Josh has been around Cornerstone since 2005, but joined the Cornerstone staff in 2008. He has served in a number of roles during his time: Sports Minister, Connections Minister, Community Pastor, and he is currently the Campus Pastor at the O’Fallon Campus, which launched in September of 2018.

While attending St. Louis Christian College, Josh met a young lady named Holly. He dated Holly for a few years and the two of them got married on June 7, 2008. Josh and Holly live in O’Fallon with their son and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family. Josh is active in the community, especially as a volunteer coach for youth sports. He enjoys watching or attending any sports event and he is a diehard Georgia Bulldogs football fan.

Josh Mehrle
Executive Pastor

Josh was born and raised in the St. Louis area, go Cards!  He Graduated for St Louis Christian College in 2001, Fontbonne University with his MBA in 2009, and from Maryville University with an Accounting degree in 2011.  He worked with two different church plants in the St. Louis area before joining the Cornerstone team in 2014.

Josh is married to his better half, Libby, and they have three daughters who light up his life.  Josh loves doing home improvement projects, being with friends, reading good books, and grilling/eating lots of meat.  He is deeply passionate about facilitating ministry so people can be transformed by the love of Jesus.

Patrick Wheeler
Family Pastor & Shiloh Campus Middle School

Patrick is originally from Derby, Kansas. He graduated from Ozark Christian College in 2009. Patrick joined the Cornerstone Staff in November of 2016 as the Middle School and Family Pastor. He and his wife Lauren have two wonderful little girls, Lyla and Sadie.

Central Service Staff

Brian McGrew
Facilities Supervisor

Brian joined Cornerstone staff in 2013. In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Tanya and their family of four boys. Brian's creative and sometimes inventive solutions to requests made around the building make things much easier.

Caitlin Pugh
Family Ministry Admin

Caitlin graduated from Central Christian College of The Bible in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Christian Counseling. She joined Cornerstone in 2017 and serves as the admin for our Family Ministry Team. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends (especially around a fire), and a strong cup of coffee.
A favorite verse is Philippians 1:6 "...and I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns." 

Dan Drake
Media Minister

Dan Drake joined the staff here at Cornerstone in November of 2016 as the Media & Tech Minister. He graduated from St. Louis Christian College in 2010 with a degree in The Bible and Preaching Ministry. He has served as Worship Pastor for churches in Rhode Island and Houston, Texas.  Dan met his wife Jessica on a beautiful night under the Arch while they both attended SLCC and got married just 2 years later.  Dan is a huge movie and television buff and is often heard quoting obscure references.  He enjoys playing boutique board games and playing guitar around a fire.

He has also been crowned fastest beard in the west several years in a row.

Jonathan Detmer
Technical Director

Jonathan's been around Cornerstone for his entire life. After growing up in the church, he faithfully started serving in student ministry by running sound for youth services. Jonathan has a passion for production arts and loves working behind-the-scenes.

In 2018, Jonathan graduated from SWIC with an Associate in Applied Science in Music Technology. Previously, he has worked at Starbucks as a barista, and has twice been an intern for Christ In Youth. Jonathan officially joined the Cornerstone staff in January 2018.

In his free time, Jonathan enjoys listening to podcasts, watching crime shows, and keeping up to date with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Kathy Warren
Receptionist

Kathy became a member of Cornerstone in February 2007. She enjoys time with friends and family, reading, and movies. Prior to Cornerstone, her work history was not in the church but in the retail and corporate world for over 40 years. She joined our staff in the Summer of 2014. She loves being the receptionist and getting to know the great people here at Cornerstone.

Lisa Engelman
Executive Administrative Assistant

Lisa serves as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Lead Pastor & Executive Pastor.  She has attended Cornerstone since 2008. Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, Dean and their 2 children.  She also enjoys knitting and watching St. Louis University Men's Basketball and the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Raydean Stuckey
Communications Coordinator

Raydean has been on staff at Cornerstone since 2009. She graduated from Southwestern Illinois College with an Associate in Arts Degree and from McKendree University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a Writing Emphasis.  She enjoys reading and being on the beach. Raydean also loves spending time with her husband, Dan and their two adult daughters.

Tiffany Galdamez
Childcare Coordinator

Tiffany grew up in Elmwood, Illinois and graduated from Greenville College (now Greenville University) in 2017 with a degree in Youth Ministry. She married Angel Galdamez in 2017 and moved to O’Fallon, Illinois. Tiffany enjoys animals, the outdoors (especially the stars), playing guitar, being a mentor, and a good book with a large side of coffee. Her current favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 3:20, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

Tiffany Snyder
Graphic Designer

Tiffany graduated from SWIC with an Associate in Applied Science in Graphic Communications in May 2015.  Through the school, she began interning at Cornerstone and then was hired on staff in April 2016.  In December 2018, she graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Liberty University Online.

Tiffany creates many of the graphic design pieces you see around the church and in advertising.  She works with much of the church's social media and photography.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching Netflix, shopping, and eating ice cream.

Torri Davis
Adult Ministry Admin

Torri attended Liberty University where she graduated in 2009. She has been attending Cornerstone since 2012 serving in both Children’s and Women’s Ministry. She joined Cornerstone staff in 2017. Torri met her husband, Aaron, in Kansas. They have two kids, an animal loving boy and a princess. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family, sarcasm, photography, and binge watching TV shows.

Vicki McGee
Financial Administrator

Vicki received a Christian Service Certificate from St. Louis Christian College and an accounting certificate from Hickey Business School. She is an enrolled agent through the IRS which requires 24 Continuing Education Credits per year. Vicki has served in nearly every role imaginable in a church, including Preacher’s Wife, but now focuses on tax prep for ministers and church organizations.

Vicki loves to cook, read books, spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Vicki attends Cross Pointe Christian Church in Mascoutah, where her husband serves as lead pastor.

O'Fallon Campus Staff

Josh Kinney
O'Fallon Campus Pastor

Originally from the suburban Atlanta area, Josh moved to St. Louis in the fall of 2004 to attend college. He graduated from St. Louis Christian College in 2008 with his Bachelor’s Degree. He then graduated from Cincinnati Christian University with a Master of Arts in Religion in 2012. Josh has been around Cornerstone since 2005, but joined the Cornerstone staff in 2008. He has served in a number of roles during his time: Sports Minister, Connections Minister, Community Pastor, and he is currently the Campus Pastor at the O’Fallon Campus, which launched in September of 2018.

While attending St. Louis Christian College, Josh met a young lady named Holly. He dated Holly for a few years and the two of them got married on June 7, 2008. Josh and Holly live in O’Fallon with their son and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family. Josh is active in the community, especially as a volunteer coach for youth sports. He enjoys watching or attending any sports event and he is a diehard Georgia Bulldogs football fan.

Micah Balu
O'Fallon Student/Worship Minister

Micah was born and raised just across the river in Florissant, Missouri and graduated from Ozark Christian College in May 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Ministry with an emphasis in Preaching. He is a big fan of toasted ravioli, Cardinal baseball, and all things St. Louis. If you ever need a guide to be a tourist in the city - Micah would be happy to help! He is passionate about communicating the gospel and seeing kids and students fall in love with Jesus. Micah is excited to be a part of the O'Fallon campus and see God move in that community.

Shiloh Campus Staff

Aaron Hanson
Shiloh High School Minister

Aaron grew up in Bloomington, Illinois and graduated from Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Preaching and Church Leadership. 2016 was a big year for Aaron. He married his wife Talley and began working here at Cornerstone. Aaron enjoys the outdoors, playing with his dog, Barley, drinking good coffee, playing sports, and watching Virginia Tech Football. He loves seeing students come to life in Jesus and inviting them into what Jesus is doing. A favorite verse is II Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation, the old has gone the new has come!"

 

Ben Browning
Creative Arts Minister

Ben joined the Cornerstone Staff in June 2019. He graduated from Lincoln Christian University in 2004 with a degree in Worship Ministry. Growing up a pastor's kid from the Midwest, Ben is passionate about the local church. He is committed to building teams and helping people discover their potential. He loves a good project, plenty of laughter and a great cup of coffee.

Cathy Wright
Pastoral Care Minister

Cathy received her Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education with a minor in Music from Manhattan Christian College in Kansas. She began her ministry at Chapel Hill Christian Church (Cornerstone, before it was Cornerstone). She served as Christian Education/ Youth/ Worship Minister from 1977-1985. From 1985-2008 she served as the Worship Minister. Cathy served as Worship/ Special Needs minister from 2009-2010 and currently serves as Pastoral Care Minister. For fun, Cathy loves to garden and be outside in her yard.

Chad Brown
Shiloh Campus Pastor
Chad joined the Cornerstone staff in the spring of 2018.  He and his wife, Rachel, are the proud parents of Titus and Heath.  As a family, they enjoy going to the zoo, finding new parks to enjoy, and taking long walks through their neighborhood.  In his spare time, Chad loves to read, watch movies, or visit with friends (possibly around a fire, but definitely with copious amounts of coffee).
Chad graduated from Johnson University in 2001.  He received his Master's degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University in 2013.
Dusty Schulz
Children's Minister
Dusty first came to Cornerstone as a Resident in June 2018.   In January 2019, he joined Cornerstone staff as our Children's Minister.  Currently, he is finishing up his Senior Year at Ozark Christian College online.

Dusty is passionate about loving kids and pointing them to the love of Christ as well as connecting their parents with the church to ensure that they will teach their kids as well.

He is Missouri born and raised and in his free time, he loves running, climbing trees, drinking cheap coffee, and being with people.
Patrick Wheeler
Family Pastor & Shiloh Campus Middle School

Patrick is originally from Derby, Kansas. He graduated from Ozark Christian College in 2009. Patrick joined the Cornerstone Staff in November of 2016 as the Middle School and Family Pastor. He and his wife Lauren have two wonderful little girls, Lyla and Sadie.

Residents & Interns

Cassie Tassallo
Young Adults Gathering Intern
Christian Collins
Adult Ministry Resident

Christian grew up in Schellsburg, Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Counseling and an Associate’s Degree in Worship Arts.  Christian enjoys finding new music, spending time with people, drinking good coffee, and doing anything automotive.

Evan Barthel
Global Outreach Resident

Bio Coming Soon

Jordan Barthel
Local Outreach Resident

Jordan is from St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible in 2018 with a Bachelors in Cross-Cultural Ministry and a Minor in Christian Counseling. She is married to Evan Barthel, our Global Outreach Resident, and they are currently expecting their first child in December. She is very passionate about Missions and plans on doing full time ministry in Misahualli, Ecuador. In her spare time, she likes to explore new coffee shops and try new coffee, to draw and paint, and to find new places to go hammocking.

Miranda Harvey
Children's Ministry Resident

Miranda grew up in Joliet, Illinois. She graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible with a Bachelor's in Christian Education with a Certificate in Children's Ministry. Miranda enjoys spending time outside, going camping and hiking, drinking good coffee, and spending time with friends and family.

Tyler Wright
Middle School Ministry Resident

Tyler comes all the way from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Youth and Family Ministry. Tyler joined Cornerstone Staff as a 6-month resident starting in late May and is serving in the Middle School Ministry. He loves working with students and seeing them have fun while learning God’s Word and will for their lives. A little secret… he used to be a dancer and singer.

Cornerstone Elders

Cornerstone is staff led, but is overseen by a team of elders. Our elders have been examined by the qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3, and Titus 1 and have been through a training and vetting process.

Charlie Kohler
Elder Emeritus
Jeremy Clanin
Elder
Luke Schellhammer
Elder
Mark Garst
Elder
Steve Entrekin
Elder

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