Lead Pastor Ben Friesen

Ben has begun his ministry at Cornerstone in September 2017. Originally from Oklahoma, Ben moved to California in 2013 to pursue a seminary education and met his wife, Caitlin, at North Fresno Mennonite Brethren Church. They married in 2016 and are excited about this new adventure God has laid out for them. Ben enjoys cycling, disc golf, and watching movies (and will rarely say no to a combination of peanut butter and chocolate). Ben earned his Master of Divinity from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and is passionate about making the Christian faith relevant to our world.

Family Pastor Rachelle Petersen

Rachelle has been a part of the Cornerstone family for many years and a few years ago was called to a staff position.  She was married to Gene in 2003 and has two girls: Raegan and Kailyn. Hanging out with family, fried pastries (doughnuts, beignets, sopapillas), and summertime by the pool are some of the sweet blessings from God she enjoys.  Rachelle is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist and is passionate about helping families grow in their faith and come to a deeper relationship with Jesus.

Office Administrator Lura Lomsdale

Lura moved to Topeka from Oklahoma and joined Cornerstone Community Church in 2014 and became office administrator in 2017. She married Jerimiah in 2004 and has two children: Chanse (CJ) and Ayla. She enjoys camping, fishing, and the culinary arts.  Lura and her family are always looking for new people to socialize with and are passionate about helping out wherever and whenever they can.

Gene Petersen, Elder

Yvonne Dalke, Elder

John Wohlgemuth, Elder

René Hart, Elder



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