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.


  Barry Arnold  Lead Pastor/Elder  Barry is a teaching pastor at Cornerstone. The son of missionary parents, Barry grew up on the Yukon River in an Athabascan Indian village in Alaska's interior. After graduating from Multnomah Bible College, Barry, and his wife, Vicki, went back to interior Alaska where they spent twelve years church planting with InterAct Ministries. In 1993, Barry joined the staff of Good Shepherd Community Church, where he served as pastor of Global Outreach for ten years before leaving to start Cornerstone. The Arnolds have six delightful grandchildren.   Email Barry

Barry Arnold
Lead Pastor/Elder

Barry is a teaching pastor at Cornerstone. The son of missionary parents, Barry grew up on the Yukon River in an Athabascan Indian village in Alaska's interior. After graduating from Multnomah Bible College, Barry, and his wife, Vicki, went back to interior Alaska where they spent twelve years church planting with InterAct Ministries. In 1993, Barry joined the staff of Good Shepherd Community Church, where he served as pastor of Global Outreach for ten years before leaving to start Cornerstone. The Arnolds have six delightful grandchildren.

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  Joel Woodard  Associate Pastor/Elder  Joel is a teaching pastor at Cornerstone. He met his wife Amy while serving on a short term mission trip to the Czech Republic. He grew up moving a number of times around the South and it didn't take much encouragement for him to move to Portland, OR to pursue his bride. They were married in 2001. They spent six years pioneering two youth ministries in Slovenia with Josiah Venture before coming to Cornerstone. There is always something happening in their home with four children, Abigail (born 2006), Elijah (2008), Caleb (2009), and Hannah (2011).   Email Joel

Joel Woodard
Associate Pastor/Elder

Joel is a teaching pastor at Cornerstone. He met his wife Amy while serving on a short term mission trip to the Czech Republic. He grew up moving a number of times around the South and it didn't take much encouragement for him to move to Portland, OR to pursue his bride. They were married in 2001. They spent six years pioneering two youth ministries in Slovenia with Josiah Venture before coming to Cornerstone. There is always something happening in their home with four children, Abigail (born 2006), Elijah (2008), Caleb (2009), and Hannah (2011).

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  Mark Stager  Elder  Mark met his wife, Laura, in Junior High. They have now been married 36 years. The Stagers have three married children and five grandchildren. Mark recently retired from Cascade Microtech, where he supervised the manufacture of semiconductor test equipment. In his spare time, Mark likes gardening, photography and hiking with Laura. He also enjoys spending time with his kids and grandkids (who are scattered around the greater Portland area).   Email Mark

Mark Stager
Elder

Mark met his wife, Laura, in Junior High. They have now been married 36 years. The Stagers have three married children and five grandchildren. Mark recently retired from Cascade Microtech, where he supervised the manufacture of semiconductor test equipment. In his spare time, Mark likes gardening, photography and hiking with Laura. He also enjoys spending time with his kids and grandkids (who are scattered around the greater Portland area).

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  Matt Moffat  Elder  Matt married Maralle in 1990. They have two adult children, Kaylie and Joshua. Matt has served with several community organizations including the Sandy Pregnancy Resource Center and the Sandy Public Library. He is an agent for American Family Insurance in Sandy, Oregon.   Email Matt

Matt Moffat
Elder

Matt married Maralle in 1990. They have two adult children, Kaylie and Joshua. Matt has served with several community organizations including the Sandy Pregnancy Resource Center and the Sandy Public Library. He is an agent for American Family Insurance in Sandy, Oregon.

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  Polly Carl  Administrative Assistant  Polly has been the Administrative Assistant at Cornerstone since the beginning. She grew up in the Rose City neighborhood of Portland. She met her husband, Jim, in 1974 and they married in 1978. Jim served as a Cornerstone Elder for twelve years. He entered the Lord's presence in 2017, after a valiant fight with cancer. Polly enjoys spending time with her twin daughters, Kelsie and Rae, spoiling (Barry's dog) Tostie, and visiting the Oregon coast.

Polly Carl
Administrative Assistant

Polly has been the Administrative Assistant at Cornerstone since the beginning. She grew up in the Rose City neighborhood of Portland. She met her husband, Jim, in 1974 and they married in 1978. Jim served as a Cornerstone Elder for twelve years. He entered the Lord's presence in 2017, after a valiant fight with cancer. Polly enjoys spending time with her twin daughters, Kelsie and Rae, spoiling (Barry's dog) Tostie, and visiting the Oregon coast.

  Tom Johnson   Elder  Tom has been a literature teacher and basketball coach at Barlow High School since 1986. He has two sons, Drew and Jared.

Tom Johnson

Elder

Tom has been a literature teacher and basketball coach at Barlow High School since 1986. He has two sons, Drew and Jared.

  Natalie Fredrick   Family ministry

Natalie Fredrick

Family ministry

  Mark Moffat   Elder  Mark has recently retired from Boeing. He an Shari were married in 1977 after attending Multnomah Bible College. They have three sons who have married awesome Christian women. Their lives have been enriched with eleven grandchildren!

Mark Moffat

Elder

Mark has recently retired from Boeing. He an Shari were married in 1977 after attending Multnomah Bible College. They have three sons who have married awesome Christian women. Their lives have been enriched with eleven grandchildren!

  Shauna Hernandez  Youth Ministry  Shauna attended Oregon State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. She’s worked in youth ministry for 10 years, 3 of those years being with students in Slovenia. She joined the staff at Cornerstone in summer 2017. She met her husband Ryan while on a mission trip to Mexico. Shauna is a passionate Jesus follower and enjoys sharing that passion with young people.

Shauna Hernandez
Youth Ministry

Shauna attended Oregon State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. She’s worked in youth ministry for 10 years, 3 of those years being with students in Slovenia. She joined the staff at Cornerstone in summer 2017. She met her husband Ryan while on a mission trip to Mexico. Shauna is a passionate Jesus follower and enjoys sharing that passion with young people.

  Ryan Jones   Admin

Ryan Jones

Admin

  Paul Obrist   Head of Operations

Paul Obrist

Head of Operations

  Erik Wright                                        Music Ministry

Erik Wright Music Ministry

  Angie Obrist   Bookkeeper

Angie Obrist

Bookkeeper

  Jim Ekstrom   Operations

Jim Ekstrom

Operations

  Andy & Jen Wilson   Community Groups

Andy & Jen Wilson

Community Groups

  Shari Moffat   Nursery

Shari Moffat

Nursery

  Ginny Lowe   Tator Tots

Ginny Lowe

Tator Tots

  Gary Obrist   Operations

Gary Obrist

Operations

  Lindsay Arnold   Women’s ministry facilitator

Lindsay Arnold

Women’s ministry facilitator