Pastors & Staff

Pastors & Staff


Kermit Barker

Pastor Kermit and his wife Nikki have been in ministry for over 8 years. They have two children— Hadley and Eliott—and a border collie named Tucker.
Youth Pastor

Jake Wesemann

Pastor Jake has been involved in ministry since he got out of the Army in 2011. He has worked as a youth helper, media pastor, and youth pastor at two churches in the Rockford area before coming to Cornerstone in September of 2018 as Youth Pastor. He and his wife Taylor have two children, Evangeline and Griffin. Jake is a licensed Assembly of God minister through the Illinois School of Ministry. Jake and Taylor are passionate for the younger members…
Worship Pastor

Abby Wilson-Pruit

Pastor Abby joined the Cornerstone team in August of 2021. Abby and her husband Joel were married in May of 2021, and moved here from Des Moines, Iowa. Pastor Abby is originally from Troy, Illinois. Abby and Joel have a passion for people (both lost and found), the Church, and authentic worship and communication with the Lord. Pastor Abby desires to help create an atmosphere where people can come together as the body of Christ, and worship Jesus unashamedly with…

Phil Schneider

Pastor Phil works for the church part-time and is currently in charge of our Cornerstone University classes. He and his lovely wife Kaitlyn have two daughters, Emma and Nora.