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

Joel DeBlaay – Sr. Pastor

It is such an honor and privilege to serve the Lord in pastoral ministry. Somedays I can’t believe I get to love Jesus and others for a living! What a joy and blessing it is to get to serve and lead as the Sr. Pastor at Cornerstone. I began my ministry at CBC in March 2020 under unusual circumstances (global pandemic), but with a Sovereign God who has amazing plans for us!

My wife Dayla and I have been serving in full-time ministry together for over 15 years and began ministering together at Bible College in Northern Wisconsin where we met and eventually married and began life and ministry together. Through God’s leading, our ministry adventures have led us all over the country, from Colorado to Alaska to Wyoming and now to Ludington, Michigan. We have 3 awesome kids who love the outdoors just like we do!

I love hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, sports (GO BLUE!), coffee and Christmas!!! Most of all I love Jesus, who loves me, saved me, continues to sanctify me, and will eventually call me home to Heaven because of His gift of eternal life through the redemption provided me through His death and resurrection! I have set Philippians 3:14 as my life verse and guiding directive, which says, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus;” and desire to live my life to His glory by the Holy Spirit’s empowerment.

If you have any questions or would like to connect over coffee, please email me

Ryan White – Associate Pastor

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 serving as a youth pastor, senior pastor, and now as an associate pastor, here at Cornerstone.

My wife, Keri, and I have been married since 1994, 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.

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J.P. Duvendeck – Student Ministries Pastor

I joined the CBC team in November of 2018. My wife Alicia and I have been married since 2004 and have 3 children. I love the lake life, automotive tinkering, and music – you can even catch me on my turntables scratching vinyl records. Since 2000 I have been serving in ministry in various cities in Michigan as well as Chicago, Miami, and Toledo, though I am thrilled to be back in America’s high five! I graduated from Calvin College in 2004 and earned a Masters degree from Bethel Seminary in 2009.

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Family Ministries Director – Jason Dillehay

I retired from the Navy in 2017 and brought my family back to my hometown. My wife Joye and I have been married for 18 years and together have five children and one granddaughter. I will be graduating in May 2021 from Seminary at Liberty University with a Master of Divinity. I have a calling and passion for Discipleship and Family Ministry. With my family, I enjoy baseball, kayaking, hiking, and a little bit of woodworking and gardening.

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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.   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, two boys and two girls.  We also are grandparents to 3! 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.

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Office Manager – 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 seven grandchildren.  I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, and camping with my family.

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I am overjoyed at the opportunity to serve at CBC as the Communications Specialist. I’ve been in ministry most of my life, serving in the children’s ministry or help lead worship on the praise team. I’m from California, but shorting after meeting my husband and getting married, we moved to Ohio and lived there for 10 years. After moving to Michigan from Ohio, we were invited to CBC by a friendly brother contractor team. The kindness of the church body and a sense of hunger for Jesus Christ, lead us to believe that CBC was the church we wanted to make our home. 

My husband, Marcos, and I have been married for 15 years. We have 3 amazing kids. We enjoy the outdoors and like taking care of animals, while expanding our hobby farm. 

Drop me a line and let’s connect.

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