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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Lea Kendhammer
Lea KendhammerAdministrative Assistant
Lea graduated from WWTC in 1981 with a degree in Computer Operations. She was married to her husband Mark the summer of 1981. She has been with Cornerstone since 2001. They have two married sons and two grandchildren who live in North Pole, Alaska! Lea enjoys kayaking, hiking and tropical vacations.
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Our Overseers

Ben Newman
Ben NewmanOverseer & Senior 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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Chad Wedan
Chad WedanOverseer
After attending Cornerstone during college, Chad and his family moved to Oconomowoc, WI for a few years, but returned to the La Crosse area in 2013. He is married to his lovely wife Jill and they have six children: Isaiah, Naomi, Hannah, Elliana, Lacy, and Mathias.
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Brandy Cleveland
Brandy ClevelandOverseer
Brandy has attended Cornerstone for many years and served in a variety of roles, including teaching in our Leadership Academy. In 2015 she became an Overseer. She is married to Steven and has three children: Steven James, Janet, and Joyce.
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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

Jon Zlabek
Jon ZlabekExecutive Director
Jon began attending Cornerstone right after it launched in 1997. He has had a variety of roles including Overseer, Life Group Leader and Coach, and Finance Team. He became Executive Director in 2015. He has a lovely wife Michelle and teenage daughters, Cassie and Caitlin.
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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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