Pastors & Staff

Pastors & Staff

Lead Pastor

Erik Scottberg

Pastor Erik is our Lead Pastor. He and his wife Bethany have two sons and are avid Cubs fans. Father forgive them, for they know not how to win a World Series.
Associate Pastor

Kermit Barker

Pastor Kermit and his wife Nikki have been in ministry for over 8 years. They have worked with both youth and young adults at previous churches and have now joined Cornerstone as Associate Pastor. They have two children— Hadley and Eliott—and a border collie named Tucker. Kermit is an ordained Assembly of God minister through the Illinois School of Ministry and also has his Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Illinois State University. Kermit and Nikki are passionate about building real,…

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 one amazing daughter, Emma Rae.
Children’s Pastor

Leah Close

Pastor Leah works part-time at Cornerstone. Leah has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has several years experience working with kids of all ages. With her background in education, Leah combines her insight on child development with her knowledge of serving in children’s ministry to reach kids. Leah believes that Kids Matter. She is passionate that Cornerstone be a place that is filled with fun, interactive opportunities that will build relationships and lead children to discover who God…

Chelsey Pierson

Chelsey is one of our part-time office assistants. Her duties include attendance, communications, and general office work. She can be reached at the church office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or by emailing

Zach Thayer

Zach is one of part-time office assistants. His duties include volunteer scheduling and room rentals. You can reach Zach at the church office on Mondays and Thursdays by emailing or calling 618-377-7625.