MATT WRIGHT
PASTOR

 Matt Wright serves as Cornerstone’s founding and lead pastor. He grew up in Ocala, Florida, raised in a ministry home; his father and brother both serve in ministry. Matt received a BA from Florida Christian College (no Johnson University Florida) and then an MA in theology from Wheaton Graduate School. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Johnson University in the philosophy and theology of leadership. He served at two churches in Florida before being called to plant Cornerstone Christian Church in 2005, and has been the lead pastor since the church’s start. Matt has one son, Caleb, who was born in 2006.

Matt Wright serves as Cornerstone’s founding and lead pastor. He grew up in Ocala, Florida, raised in a ministry home; his father and brother both serve in ministry. Matt received a BA from Florida Christian College (no Johnson University Florida) and then an MA in theology from Wheaton Graduate School. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Johnson University in the philosophy and theology of leadership. He served at two churches in Florida before being called to plant Cornerstone Christian Church in 2005, and has been the lead pastor since the church’s start. Matt has one son, Caleb, who was born in 2006.


Tracie Cicero
CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR

 I was born in Burbank, Illinois, a town not far from Midway airport. It was there that I attended my family’s church, with my Gramma, Mom, my Aunts & Uncles and cousins. (My kids were 4th generation) I grew up in that church and in 8th grade decided to start teaching Sunday School. I should have been in the Choir, but being with all the “old ladies” didn’t appeal to me. I decided to continue teaching and even though I have switched churches, I have continued to teach for over 25 years. I have never questioned God’s journey for me in the Sunday School. It’s where I belong. It’s also where my kids (Ashleigh & Dominic) belong. What better place to be in God’s house then with the ones you love.

I was born in Burbank, Illinois, a town not far from Midway airport. It was there that I attended my family’s church, with my Gramma, Mom, my Aunts & Uncles and cousins. (My kids were 4th generation) I grew up in that church and in 8th grade decided to start teaching Sunday School. I should have been in the Choir, but being with all the “old ladies” didn’t appeal to me. I decided to continue teaching and even though I have switched churches, I have continued to teach for over 25 years. I have never questioned God’s journey for me in the Sunday School. It’s where I belong. It’s also where my kids (Ashleigh & Dominic) belong. What better place to be in God’s house then with the ones you love.


JOANN HUMPHREY
WOMEN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

 I was born and raised in the beautiful State of Virginia, and I have been a member of Cornerstone since 2012. I have a love for my Sisters-In-Christ of all ages that are a part of Cornerstone, and I was thrilled when asked to take on the position as the Women’s Ministry Director. My goal is to serve women and to teach them how to serve others. It is action based and focuses on living a Christian life based on the Bible. Some of my tasks include hosting Bible studies, retreats, service projects, or women gathering events. My primary goal is to assemble the women of the church to spend time together developing their knowledge of God and to be more Christlike. What a wonderful position to have at Cornerstone!

I was born and raised in the beautiful State of Virginia, and I have been a member of Cornerstone since 2012. I have a love for my Sisters-In-Christ of all ages that are a part of Cornerstone, and I was thrilled when asked to take on the position as the Women’s Ministry Director. My goal is to serve women and to teach them how to serve others. It is action based and focuses on living a Christian life based on the Bible. Some of my tasks include hosting Bible studies, retreats, service projects, or women gathering events. My primary goal is to assemble the women of the church to spend time together developing their knowledge of God and to be more Christlike. What a wonderful position to have at Cornerstone!

Worship
Leaders

 Cornerstone has an excellent team of worship leaders (from left to right, Caleb Sprinkel, Daniel and Stephanie Lim, and Ben Moser). This rotating team of worship leaders use their gifts and abilities to help create our Sunday worship services.

Cornerstone has an excellent team of worship leaders (from left to right, Caleb Sprinkel, Daniel and Stephanie Lim, and Ben Moser). This rotating team of worship leaders use their gifts and abilities to help create our Sunday worship services.

 

katrina blase
Youth DIRECTOR

 I serve as Cornerstone's Youth Group Director with help from my wonderful husband, Anthony Blase. I was born in South Carolina and moved a lot until I came to Illinois at the age of eleven. I have always had a passion for helping other people and decided to get my Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Psychology. Over time, it became apparent that my heart was being called to working with the Youth as they transition from childhood to adulthood. I feel immensely blessed to get to spend time with these wonderful teens every week.

I serve as Cornerstone's Youth Group Director with help from my wonderful husband, Anthony Blase. I was born in South Carolina and moved a lot until I came to Illinois at the age of eleven. I have always had a passion for helping other people and decided to get my Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Psychology. Over time, it became apparent that my heart was being called to working with the Youth as they transition from childhood to adulthood. I feel immensely blessed to get to spend time with these wonderful teens every week.