CBC STAFF

We serve Jesus Christ and His people and we are passionate about reaching people with His love.

  • SENIOR PASTOR 

    JIM PETERSON

    When my family and I arrived at Cornerstone in March of 2012, we breathed a sigh of relief because we felt at home.  We have experienced the love and care of God's people here in amazingly tangible ways.  For us, Cornerstone has proven to be a healthy, growing church...a church family we are so glad to belong to.  As a pastor, it is a joy to be serving a community of believers who know we follow Jesus together.  It's easy to invite any and all to be a part of what God is doing at Cornerstone!


    Come, let's trek along together. Let's enjoy His presence together.


    Email Pastor Jim (jim@cbcludington.com)

  • ASSOCIATE PASTOR

    RYAN WHITE

    I love serving here at Cornerstone.  God has blessed us with a great team and I'm thankful to be serving here with people who are passionate about living life together on mission for Jesus!


    I sensed God's call to serve His Church in my 20's.  I have been pursuing Jesus and His calling ever since through being a youth pastor, senior pastor, and now as an associate pastor, here at Cornerstone.


    My wife, Keri, and I have been married for 24 years and we have four great kids.  We love spending time together as a family and living near Lake Michigan.  The sunsets here are incredible!


    I enjoy meeting new people, speaking Spanish, playing guitar, cribbage, and watching my favorite sports teams.


    Email Pastor Ryan (ryan@cbcludington.com)

  • Children and Family Ministries Director

    Christina Uribe

    God has blessed me with the best job ever! I love to see kids discover their identity in Christ. My goal is to partner with parents as they guide their children toward Jesus daily.


    In November of 2015 I earned a diploma in Advanced Biblical Studies from Liberty University. I moved to Michigan to join the staff at Cornerstone in May of 2017. I am currently a student at Kidmin Academy to earn a diploma in Children's Ministry in October of 2018.


    I have one wonderful daughter who recently turned 13. She and I love to take adventures, play games and cook.... well, I cook she eats.  


    Email Christina (christina@cbcludington.com)

  • WORSHIP LEADERS 

    ROB & HOLLY NELSON

    We love Jesus! Holly and I met at North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and have been married for 25 years.  Both of us felt a calling on our lives to serve in ministry when we were teenagers.  We have led worship in a few different churches during the last 13 years while working in construction and property management.  Our God is so good!  We love to give Him glory in the songs that we sing as a church.  We are blessed to serve with a worship team filled with passion and skill.  Each week is a pleasure.


    We have 4 wonderful children!  Our boys (20& 22) are out of the house for now and our girls (14 & 18) we adopted 6 years ago.  Life has had its ups and downs but we have found Jesus is faithful to bring us through.  We enjoy the outdoors with activities like skiing, backpacking, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, and rock climbing.  We especially enjoy our family.


    Email Rob and Holly (rob@cbcludington.com)

  • Connections Director

    MELISSA BASLER

    Growing up in a wonderful family, my parents loved Jesus and modeled how to live a life of faith.  I can't remember a time I didn't want to know about Jesus, but it wasn't until I was in high school that I began to see the Bible as more than great stories and ideas.  I learned to study the Bible for myself and it was then that I came to know a Holy God as a loving reality and in relationship!  Since then several Godly leaders have challenged and mentored me as I continue to pursue Jesus.  Joining the CBC staff in January 2014 was one of those immeasurably more kind of blessings.  I get to meet people where they're at and help them take their next steps with Christ here at Cornerstone.


    My husband Mike and I have been married for 30 years in August 2018. We have four very special young adult children in our lives: Zach, Bree, our son-in-law, Jared, and Nate.  Mike and I enjoy kayaking, hiking, Yahtzee, watching movies and pretty much anything that allows us to be together, especially if it includes friends or those four young adults we love so much!


    If you have questions about how to connect here at Cornerstone please

    Email Melissa (melissa@cbcludington.com)

  • OFFICE MANAGER / SECRETARY

    DAWNA HARPER

    I love my job!  I work with an amazing team of servants for the Lord, both in the office and in our congregation!  My career path was on another road, when in 1999, I was asked to join the staff and become the secretary to our Senior Pastor.  I am so thankful to the Lord for leading me here.  I enjoy helping others.  I enjoy coming alongside ministries and equipping them to serve so that they can help others learn and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


    I am happily married to Roy and have four children and four grandchildren.  I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, and camping with my family.


    Email Dawna (office@cbcludington.com)

  • Creative TEch

    Chad Nelson

    Chad joined our team in 2018.  He and his wife Savannah are raising their children, one of which has left the nest.  Chad’s love for cinematography and photography drive his passion for story telling within our body.  


    Email Chad: (office@cbcludington.com)