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Phil Woods


Phil became Cornerstone’s pastor in 2013. A graduate of Liberty University and Covenant Theological Seminary, Phil served in various ministry ...

Hilary Nelson

Executive Administrator

Hilary is from the beautiful, and rainy city of Seattle, Washington. She moved to Bradenton, FL, with her husband in 2008 and has spent the last 7 ...

Chad Tvenstrup

Pastor of Children & Youth

Chad became Cornerstone’s assistant pastor (specializing in children and youth) in February 2018. He is a graduate of Providence College ...

Angelica Sullivan

Office Admin & Children's Coordinator

Angelica Sullivan's journey began 3 years ago with her life becoming Christ centered, knowing she wanted to do anything to get closer to Jesus.  At ...

Bill Lewis


Bill traveled quite a bit while young and has lived in Sarasota since 1972.  His grandmother moved to Sarasota before World War I, so there are ...

Bill Martin

Director of Christian Education

Bill Martin has been with Cornerstone since 1995, serving as an elder, leading worship and teaching adults. Bill’s passion is to see Christian ...

Joe Shields

Community Director

After nearly eighteen years in New Haven, CT, Joe returned to his hometown of Sarasota in the summer of 2015.  A graduate of Yale, Marshall and ...


Amanda Graziano

Nursery Coordinator

Amanda was born and raised in the sunshine state where she chooses to spend time with her parents and adopted kid sister that she’s quite ...