People

Jeremy Karg – Lay Elder

LAY ELDER – Oversees missions Family and Work Life: Married since 2010, Jeremy and Emily Karg – who met at a college student gathering at Cornerstone – now have five young children. Since 2014, Jeremy has worked for the Buckle as a programmer/analyst. On describing Cornerstone:  Gospel-centered and caring. Jeremy appreciates the body’s commitment to the truth and its…

Abe Smith – Lay Elder

LAY ELDER – Oversees Communications and Worship Ministries Family and Work Life:  Abe Smith and his wife Arian met in college while chaperoning a date for some K-State band friends. They eventually starting having their own dates, married in 1998, and have three children, the oldest in college at UNL. As a family, they enjoy…

Mike Leigh – Lay Elder

LAY ELDER – Oversees finances Family and Work Life: Married since 1987, Mike and Brenda Leigh have two adult daughters, one son, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren. We are blessed to have such a faithful and steady elder as Mike is Mr. Consistent:  he’s only had two jobs since college.  He worked for 15 years with the…

Kara Gehrt – Pastor’s Assistant

STAFF – Administrative Assistant Family and Work Life: Kara Gehrt has served on-staff as our part-time administrative assistant since 2012.  As a former art teacher and florist, we are blessed by her artistic and creative talents. Kara and husband Randy met through mutual friends at Christian Student Fellowship at UNK and were married in 2004. Their…

Sara Waddel – Children’s Director

STAFF – Children’s Ministry Director Family and Work Life: Sara Waddel has served on-staff since 2005.  She met her husband Jerry at a church youth group in Lincoln. Following college, they married in 1995 and were blessed with two daughters. When Sara was a child, she wanted to be a race car driver (dream came true…

Pastor Roger Baker

Family and Work Life:  Roger Baker came on staff at Cornerstone as Associate Pastor in September of 2019, having previously served the customers and employees of Kearney Moving Service in sales and operations since 2010. In the home, his wife Janel and Roger have no lack of activity and joy as they raise six children.…

Pastor Kelly Larsen

LEAD PASTOR – Specific oversight of Men’s and Women’s Ministries; Children’s Ministries; Compassion Ministries Family and Work Life: Pastor Kelly and his wife Tammy were called to Cornerstone in August, 2012. Although Kelly spent many of his formative years in Omaha, he met Tammy in 8th grade after his family moved to Tracy, Minnesota. They quickly became great friends,…