Our pastors and elders are, first and foremost, shepherds (1 Peter 1:1-3) who carry the responsibility of caring for people as Christ would. See our Elder Job Description.
Our pastors are hired by, and, accountable to, the elders. Cornerstone's elders are appointed by other elders (with no specified term of office) to be spiritual overseers and protectors of the flock (Acts 20:28-31). They oversee all the ministries of the church but they do not make finance decisions. At Cornerstone, financial decisions are made by our ministry team leaders - lay people (singles or couples) who lead the various ministry teams and meet once a quarter to get updates and make financial decisions.