Lead Pastor // Steve Keller
About Steve...

Steve grew up in Wilmington, NC (Wrightsville Beach). His father, Ron, was a chemical engineer at General Electric. His mother, Noel “Lovie” Keller, was a Registered Nurse. He has one sister, Emily, who is married. They all still reside in Wilmington.

Steve has been involved in church all his life. His family attended a Southern Baptist church for several years until they joined an EPC church in the mid-’80s. He attended Appalachian State University from 1986-1990 where he met Jane at Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. After college Steve was in Youth Ministry from 1989–1995 at his home church and later at a church in Indiana. He attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA, from 1995-1999 where he enjoyed life in New England, marathon running, and 4 grueling winters while pursuing his Master of Divinity degree.

Along the way, Steve has served in the EPC as a church planter, interim pastor and a Senior Pastor. He also labored “out of bounds” as the chaplain for NASCAR for 3 full seasons. Steve’s other notable jobs before pastoral ministry include: voice acting in radio commercials, painting houses, Domino’s Pizza delivery, security guard, and church building and maintenance. Finally, although Steve hates country music, he has a published country song with BMI records.

Steve loves everything outdoors, reading classical literature, music, fine art, sports, Carolina basketball, almost everything connected to laughter, his amazing wife and family and finally his lifelong adventure with God.

Jane grew up mostly in Greensboro, NC. Her father, Frank, was a financial software developer; and her mother, Margaret, was a schoolteacher and later an “at home” Mom. Jane has three sisters and a brother who all lived on the East Coast, although one sister and her family are moving to Greeley, CO this week.

Jane grew up in a non-denominational church until she married Steve and has been in the EPC ever since. She attended ASU with Steve and completed her degree in Special Education at UNC Wilmington after they were married.

Jane loves the outdoors, cooking, writing and life “around the table.”

The Family

  • Steve and Jane have 6 children.
  • Harrison, 26, is married to Bethany. They are expecting their first child in December. They live in Virginia Beach, VA. Harrison serves an EPC church as Media Director.
  • Maddie, 24, is completing an art history degree at ODU in Norfolk, VA and will begin graduate school in the fall of 2020.
  • Ellie, 22, is married to Jacob. She is completing an RN degree. Jacob is a youth pastor in an EPC church in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • With them in Greeley are Lucy 17, Lydia 15, and Noah 11.


Director of Spiritual Development // Donny Butkus
About Donny...

Donny was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He received his undergraduate degree from Fresno Pacific University and his M.Div. from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He served as a full-time Director of Youth Ministry in three different churches (Grandview, WA; Yakima, WA; Greeley, CO) from 1997 through 2017. In 2017, Donny began his role as the Director of Spiritual Development at Cornerstone. He is married to Roxie (an elementary school teacher) and they have two children, Jalen and Hannah.

Director of Worship Arts // Marvin Easter
About Marvin...

Coming to Greeley from Washington State, Marvin has been leading the Worship Arts ministry at Cornerstone Community Church since 2006. He has a passion to see people use their gifts in music and arts ministry and has a gift himself of joining generations in worship together. He leads the vision of commitment at Cornerstone Community Church, to see all ages involved in a variety of art forms and worship leadership. You will often hear Marvin humming and singing in the office as he prepares music. He brings a diligence and warmth to the team. Marvin is a graduate of Biola University, is married to Linda and has two daughters, all of whom are gifted in music.

 Children’s Ministry Coordinator // Tammi Van Drunen
About Tammi...

Tammi was born in Southern California, raised in West Michigan, and has lived in Greeley since 2008. She got her undergrad degree at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and her Master of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. God has led her to all kinds of fun places, including Honduras, camp ministry, and an eight-year job at Greeley Central High School with a dropout prevention program before calling her to Cornerstone. Tammi has a deep passion for all ages, especially children, to know and live the love of Jesus, and loves the curiosity children bring to her own faith life. She lives just a skip, hop, and a jump away from Cornerstone with her husband, Philip, and her two young children.

Youth Ministy Director // Brooklyn McBride
About Brooklyn...

Brooklyn grew up in Fort Collins and graduated from Heritage Christian Academy. Once she finishes up her undergraduate degree in Journalism and Media Communications from CSU, she will be on track to pursue a master’s degree in youth development. After years of leading in youth ministries and serving on various worship teams, she wants to first show people the love of Christ, see more young people commit to being little Christs, and then help them figure out how to authentically worship Jesus in their everyday lives. Outside of Cornerstone, she leads Bible studies for young girls and tutors homeschoolers out of her home. She loves reading, writing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband Mike live with their two rambunctious dogs, and together they enjoy exploring God’s creation.

Missions // Don Orange
About Don...

Don grew up in Michigan, attended Calvin College and Fuller Seminary. Don recently joined Cornerstone as Interim Pastor after serving as pastor at Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Greeley for the past fourteen years.  Don is also leading the “For the City Network” Refugee Initiative here in Greeley. Don has been a high school Bible teacher, youth pastor, and served as pastor in two churches in Iowa previously. Don enjoys teaching the Scripture in a way that captures the imagination and invites us to trust Jesus more.  Don and Mary have two adult children, Daniel & Andrea and her husband Conrad.  When time allows they enjoy Colorado by biking, hiking, fly fishing and anticipate time with a granddaughter in the near future.

Office Manager & Bookkeeper // Lois Morris
About Lois...

Lois joined the Cornerstone staff in 2019, but has been part of the Cornerstone Church family for her whole life. Born and raised in Greeley, Lois worked for 18 years at the University of Northern Colorado before staying home to raise her two children. In 2007 she reentered the workforce in the Library at Dayspring Christian Academy, where she worked for 12 years. She also uses her years of office experience as the Office Manager for Fellowship Church in Greeley. Lois and her husband Ty enjoy spending time with family, exploring Colorado’s mountains, and reading.

Communications Specialist // Nate Snyder
About Nate...

Nate Snyder was raised in Fruita Colorado with family roots in Central Kansas. He came to Cornerstone Community Church as a Music Ministry Assistant in 2015 while working on his Master of Music degree at UNC.  Prior to UNC Nate studied music at Hesston & Bethel Colleges in Central Kansas, both Mennonite Institutions.  Nate sings Tenor with the Chancel Choir here at Cornerstone and performs frequently throughout the Front Range.

Receptionist // Sandy Winkler
About Sandy...

Sandy began as the Church receptionist in August, 2015. While new to the Church office, she is not new to Cornerstone. She began attending Cornerstone when she was in first grade, and this has been her home church ever since. Sandy brings over 35 years of office experience to Cornerstone, most of which was as an administrative assistant at the University of Northern Colorado. Sandy also received her B.S. degree in business administration from UNC. She and her husband, Joe, own their own semi-tractor which Joe drives and Sandy keeps the books for. They have one daughter, Sarah, who is also an “icon” at Cornerstone. Sandy and her family enjoy camping and going on drives around the country, during which Sandy loves taking photos.

Facilities Manager // Dennis Rutz
About Dennis...

I was born and raised in Torrington Wyoming and worked with my dad on the family farm until I was 25 years old. At that time I married Dana and we moved to Greeley in 1987, and we started our family. We have two children, our daughter Danielle, and then our son Darren. Since becoming members of Cornerstone in 1992, we have worn many hats serving as Sunday school teachers, ushers, deacons, welcome center heads, and Dana is currently on Session and personal committee. I retired from Golden Aluminum after 31 years, and have been connected to maintenance my entire life. I enjoy the outdoors and like spending as much time in the mountains at our cabin as possible.

Custodian // Ben Duarte
About Ben...

My identity is in Christ Jesus. Family man with loving wife and 8 year old daughter. Born in Greeley raised in Denver. Love the LORD and all those around me. My passion is the Word of God (Jesus). Blessed to be here serving Cornerstone Community. Enjoy birthday parties and Christmas season.

Worship Leader // Jerome Kayl
About Jerome...

Born, raised, and born again in Greeley, Jerome has been a part of Cornerstone since 1999. He has been making music as long as he can remember and enjoys using his talents to lead others, of all generations, in worship. He not only loves music but also works professionally as a graphic designer. Most importantly, Jerome practices the art of being a loving husband, to his wife Jane, and a committed father to their five children. He is never at a loss to find something to fill his spare time; sports, exercise, inventing, drawing, listening to music, watching movies, and eating good food are at the top of the list.

Lead AV Technician // TJ Wilson
About TJ...

T.J., a Colorado Native, has sometimes been called “the man behind the curtain.” He first started working with production technology through theater in high school. Pursuing that passion with campus ministries in the early years of college, he was able to get connected to the same tech field at various churches, eventually coming to Cornerstone as a consultant for events. This work grew to include helping with services, to overseeing all aspects of audio/visual technology for the church, and slowly folding in computer and networking tech. A man of many hats, T.J. also owns a coffee shop in the area, assists and consults with other churches, and likes to eat for fun. His favorite color is purple, he loves his mother, and he has many paintings done by his wife, Joni.

 Wedding Coordinator // Jenny Petty
About Jenny...

Jenny has loved children since she herself was a small child. She started babysitting at age 11 and hasn’t stopped caring for and loving on kids since. She has 4 beautiful children. The oldest and youngest are only 5 years apart with two between, so she understands the beauty and chaos of multiple little ones. Her passion is to lead children into the arms of Jesus. She graduated from UNC in 2004 with a BA in Music and a Minor in Early Childhood Education. You can often find her singing with the praise band. When she isn’t chasing children or singing she loves to read, hike, back pack, and plan events. She enjoys looking at Pinterest, and recreating the fun projects she pins.