Our Staff

Ben Newman
Ben NewmanSenior Pastor
Ben has been at Cornerstone since 2007. He graduated with a Master’s of Divinity degree from Columbia International University in South Carolina. He is married to his lovely wife Sue and has two children: Karis and Timothy. When he’s not working, you’ll find him spending time with his wife and two kids, backpacking or watching college football.
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Mario Hristov
Mario HristovAssociate Pastor of Family Ministries
Mario joined Cornerstone as the Associate Pastor of family ministries in November of 2019. He graduated from the Discipleship Training School of YWAM/Bulgaria, the Leadership Training School of YWAM/Hungary and also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Christian Life College in Mt. Prospect, IL. He is married to his amazing wife Tihomira and has two awesome boys: Alex and Noah. Mario is passionate about reaching the lost, loves equipping the church, enjoys tremendously teaching apologetics, preaching and raising new leaders. Outside of ministry Mario loves spending time with his family playing tennis as much as possible.
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David Rice
David RiceWorship Arts Director
David began serving as the Worship Director at Cornerstone in August, 2019, after moving to the La Crosse area with his awesome wife, Brianna. He is passionate about helping people encounter God through music and the arts. He is also a huge Lord of the Rings nerd, and enjoys reading pretty much anything in the fantasy genre.
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Addie Kapanke
Addie KapankeRemnant Youth Ministry Leader
Addie has been at Cornerstone since 2017. After some time in the corporate world, she felt her heart being drawn to teenagers and teaching and has been a ministry leader since 2018. She is married to Gabe and they have two dogs: Duke and Tyson.
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Erin Nulty
Erin NultyAdministrative Assistant
Erin has attended Cornerstone since she was a sophomore in college. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, in May of 2019 with a degree in Communication Studies. She has an amazing family who live in West St. Paul, MN. A few of her favorite things to do are go to MN Twins Games, spend time with friends, and walk her dog Lucy.
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Olivia Steingraber
Olivia SteingraberVideo Intern

Our Overseers

Tessa Hoffman
Tessa HoffmanOverseer
Kasey Crawford
Kasey CrawfordOverseer
Darcy McCallson
Darcy McCallsonOverseer
Darcy is a long time attender of Cornerstone and faithful worship team member, serving on the media team for our Sunday services. She and her husband have traveled to South Africa on a short term missions trip. Darcy enjoys board games with her family and sewing. She became an Overseer in 2016.
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Steve Wolfgram
Steve WolfgramOverseer
Steve was an original member of the launch team of Cornerstone back in 1996. He has a passion for music and has played bass and drum set in the band for years. He became an Overseer in 2016. He is married to his lovely wife Mandi and has a daughter, Katrina.
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Our Ministry Leaders

Suzie Pence
Suzie PenceKIDZone Ministry Leader
Suzie has been at Cornerstone since her college days in early 2000s. She began working with the children shortly thereafter, and has been Ministry Leader since 2014. She is married to Jeremy and they have two children: Samuel and Sophia.
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Steve Arnold
Steve ArnoldCollege Ministry Leader
Steve has been at Cornerstone since his college days in early 2000s. He has a passion for seeing college-age students connect in the local church. He is married to his lovely wife Liz and they have three children: Clarence, Winston and Gillian.
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John & Maurita Warrick
John & Maurita WarrickGuest Services Ministry Leaders
John and Maurita’s journey towards being fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ started some time ago. John had not attended church for the better part of 30 years. When he met his wife Maurita, she helped him with a longing to deepen his faith. They found Cornerstone in 2016 and since then have both grown in their relationship with Jesus. They love being involved with a church that is passionate about reaching people for Christ.
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Kathy Ryan
Kathy RyanPrayer Ministry Leader
Kathy’s life began a radical change in 1973 when she heard Jesus speak to her and say “Are you willing to turn from your sin and follow me?” Since that time she has experienced the amazing life changing difference that a relationship with Jesus and prayer can make in our lives.
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