Cornerstone Church is an elder-led congregational church. That is, we have a church led by men who submit to the body of Christ (Ephesians 5:21; 1 Timothy 5:17-20), and we have a church body that submits to its appointed leaders (Hebrews 13:7, 17). The biblical term “elder” is used interchangeably with other words like pastor, overseer, and shepherd throughout Scripture. Though we call our vocational elders “pastors” because they are supported financially to fulfill the role of elder, ultimately all elders are pastors and all pastors are elders (Acts 20:13-37; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4).
Matt Proctor serves as our teaching pastor. He met his wife Carrie at Iowa State University. They have 3 boys and a girl. Matt is a native Iowan who loves people, sports, and books (see his recommended reading list here). Matt serves as a volunteer chaplain for the Marion Police Department and as a steering team member for the Eastern Iowa Chapter for The Gospel Coalition.
Doug Hammes grew up in the Keota area (southwest of Iowa City). He and his wife Debbie joined up with Cornerstone Church in 2011 after being a part of Cornerstone E-Free in Williamsburg, IA for many years (and a short stint serving a few countries in Africa). They have 3 grown sons, enjoy selling handmade goods at local farmer’s markets, and serve the Cedar Rapids community through their busing system.
Randy Pospisil is married to Kim. They have been members of Cornerstone church since 2015. Randy is a native of Cedar Rapids and Kim is from Dallas, Texas. Randy is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Dallas Theological Seminary. He works at Leepfrog Technologies as a corporate trainer. Kim owns and operates Thrown Pottery Studio. They have two children: Lauren and Atticus. Kim serves on the worship team and Randy teaches children’s Sunday school.
Alex Steele was born and raised in southern Minnesota. He met his wife Megan (a native Iowan) on a summer missions project with Campus Crusade for Christ. Alex owns a guitar building and repair business. Alex hopes that in the coming years Cornerstone will remain focused on Christ and that through Him, true unity will be achieved.