Salida and Summit County Campus Pastor
Pastor Charlie came to Buena Vista from Alamosa in May of 2000 and has been the lead pastor of Cornerstone Church ever since. In 2013, Charlie graduated from Denver Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity, and he is passionate about seeing the kingdom of God come to fruition in this region. Pastor Charlie loves mountain biking, water skiing, backpacking, dirt biking, coffee, and spending lots of time enjoying God’s creation. He has three children—Kaylin, Kiera, and Kyran.
Meet the Staff
Buena Vista Campus Pastor and Head of Administration
Leslie moved to Buena Vista in 2007. She has been in full-time ministry since 2004. After 7 years of youth ministry through Young Life, Leslie came on staff at Cornerstone in 2011. She has served in a few different roles at Cornerstone, but feels most at home in this role as the Buena Vista campus pastor. Leslie loves serving this community and is passionate about partnering with God to see His kingdom come. She is married to Steve and they have 3 girls-Andee, MaeBelle, and West. In addition to serving at Cornerstone, Leslie can be found serving on the local school board or helping plan the BV Strong Community Dinner. Leslie loves coffee dates, walking with friends, and being outside in the mountains.
Leadville Campus Pastor
Jason and his wife Kelly left the front range and moved to Leadville in 2014 to launch the Cornerstone, Leadville campus. Jason loves Jesus, loves to pray and is thrilled to be a part of Heaven coming to earth through the Cornerstone campuses. Jason and Kelly have three kids; Josiah, Layla and Asher, a dog, two llamas and a fish. They love just about every outdoor activity they can get their hands on.
Marketing Coordinator and Admin Assistant - Summit County
Jillian came to Summit County in 2016 after falling in love with the families in this community. She is originally from Minneapolis, MN where she attended North Central University and received her B.A. in Pastoral Ministry. She and her husband Kyle love living in Silverthorne where they invest in our Summit Campus. Her passion is helping people discover their gifts and use them to fulfill their God-given purpose. Her idea of a great day includes spending time with friends, coffee, and being outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking and all things home and garden.
Elder and Volunteer Worship Pastor
Luke was born and raised in Buena Vista, Colorado. In his Senior year at Buena Vista High School he began learning guitar and began participating in worship. After high school, Luke attended a two-year internship program called M28 Masters Commission based on getting an inside view of ministry while completing correspondence Bible School courses. During this time he led worship for a local youth group and Cornerstone Church. He completed the courses with a license to preach and an ordination through the Assemblies of God. Luke is married to Brooke and they have five children: Adriel, Truitt, Theron and Kinzel and Azelea. Luke is passionate about worship and helping others discover a living breathing relationship with Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit! One of the most intimate times that we can experience Him is in our times of worship and connection with Him.
Event Coordinator and Admin Assistant - Buena Vista
Lauren moved to BV in 2016 and knew very quickly that Holy Spirit had created specific space for her there and was asking her to grow deep roots - specifically at Cornerstone. She started coming to Cornerstone shortly after moving, and stepped on staff in January 2018 after 5 years of working for Young Life. Lauren spends her free time running, hiking, gardening, going on walks with friends. She loves going deep with people as she learns to walk in her identity as the Bringer of Peace, and wants to invite others into the same.
Children's Curriculum Coordinator and Admin Assistant - Leadville
Kimber has been with Cornerstone since the launch of the Leadville campus in October 2014. She has served in Children’s Ministry for over 20 years and loves loving on others. Kimber has a passion for encouraging others in their relationship with the Lord and enjoys working with everyone who comes through the doors at Cornerstone Church. Kimber is married to her best friend Ron – together they have two sons, Domenic and Gianni. When not working, Kimber enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, camping and spending sweet time with family and friends.
The son and grandson of missionaries, Rev. Dick McClain was born in China and grew up in India and Hong Kong. A graduate of Asbury University and Asbury Theological Seminary, Dick served as a youth pastor in the former Panama Canal Zone and a pastor in Michigan before joining the staff of an international mission agency (now TMS Global) in Atlanta, Georgia. His 28 years at that agency included serving as Director of Missionary Personnel, VP for International Ministries, VP for Church Ministries, and finally CEO of the organization. Dick and his wife, Pam, have three married children and eight grandchildren. After Dick retired from his work in international missions, the McClains moved to Leadville in May, 2015. They have been a part of Cornerstone Church from the first week they arrived in Lake County.
Admin Volunteer - Salida Campus
Jennifer considers herself blessed to have been part of a loving Christian church and home family her entire life, and a Jesus-lover for as long as she can remember. She moved to Salida in 2013 with her daughter, Lilah, and found an extended family in Cornerstone. Jennifer likes to work behind the scenes, serving others where they cannot see, and watching the Father create blossoms in the gardens He allows her to tend. In her spare time, Jennifer loves to craft, bake, and to work and play on computers.
Rachelle has loved and served cornerstone church since 2006. She has a passion for hearing the Lord’s voice for both herself and others and serves faithfully on the prayer ministry team. Her heart delights in obedience and worship. Rachelle has been married to Robin for 10 years and they were gifted Eleanor Day In the fall of 2018 after eight years of patient waiting. In her spare time, Rachelle enjoys crossfit, paddle boarding, playing board games and spending time with friends and family.
Two words describe the essence of my spiritual journey “something more”. My early faith formation took place in the evangelical tradition. As a teen I found myself captivated by Jesus and a desire to live into a love relationship with him. In the Jesus movement of the late 60s the cost of discipleship became my focus. The charismatic renewal movement opened me up to exploring the work of the Holy Spirit. Serving in intercity Detroit made me aware of social concerns. Time as an episcopal priest gave me an appreciation for church history and tradition. In each stage of my faith formation believing there was something more propelled me into new Kingdom adventures. For over 40 years I’ve shared these kingdom adventures with my wife Jane. I have three amazing sons and many grandchildren. I look forward to learning what it means to play in the kingdom with all of you!