MEET THE STAFF

Tree Cooper, Senior Pastoruntitled2

Hi.  My name is Tree and I am actively discovering the height and depth and width and length of God’s love.  I have been at Cornerstone since February.  I’m the new guy.  I have the best job in the world; I am the senior pastor here at Cornerstone.  I am passionate about the Word of God, and I love getting to introduce people to the One True God.  His name is Jesus and He changed everything.
BASIC STUFF:
I am married to an amazing woman of God: Robbin.  We have been married since June 2006.  We make each other smile and remind each other what God’s love looks like. We are so grateful to God for our three kids:  Anna (7), Joshua (5), and Daniel (2).  Our kids are the perfect reminder of God’s grace and sense of humor.
EDUCATION:
I went to Hardin Simmons and Howard Payne in Texas.  I have degrees in Rhetoric, Biblical studies, Theology, and Jeep driving (well, I’m hoping the Jeep driving degree will be available online someday) with emphasis on Biblical languages and Music.  I’ve also done Masters of Divinity work at Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary.
BIRTHDAY:
My wife and I share our birthday – February 18
INTERESTS AND FAVORITES:
Places: 
I enjoy the mountains, jeeping, and volleyball courts, but the place I love to be more than anywhere else is standing next to my wife and kids.
Books:
The Bible still makes my cry every time I open it. I also love Homer’s “Odyssey” in the original Greek, and “The Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning.
Music:
I love music!  I especially love music by Ross King, Rich Mullins, or Jeff Hendrick.  And I can listen to Christmas music all year.
Movies & TV:
Star Wars and any show that I can watch while falling asleep next to my wife.
Hobbies:
I love writing and editing and reading and learning how to play musical instruments and making waffles on Saturday for my family and math and driving a jeep around Colorado.
Favorite Scripture Verse:
2 Kings 6:16 “Do not fear, for those that are with us are greater than those that are with them”  This verse reminds me that we are never alone when God is pursuing us, and God is pursuing us right now and always.

 

Paul Walker, Youth Pastor

I am Paul Walker (not the actor) and have been blessed to be at Cornerstone since April, 2015. I get to partner with parents as they bring up their sons and daughters in the Lord. I have the opportunity to teach and make disciples of students in 6th-12th grade. I enjoy having fun and being goofy, but more importantly, I love to teach Scripture to the students and watch them grow in Christ.

BASIC STUFF: I came to faith in Christ when I was 16 years old, which is one of the reasons I am passionate about youth ministry. I met my beautiful wife, Julie, at college and we married after graduation in 2007. We have two daughters, ages 3 and 4, who keep us on our toes! We moved to Windsor from Wake Forest, NC, but we lived in Colorado Springs before moving to NC.

EDUCATION: I graduated from Cedarville University with a Bachelor’s in Youth Ministry and Christian Education. I graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with an M.Div in Biblical Counseling.

BIRTHDAY: May 19

INTERESTS AND FAVORITES:
Places: Estes Park, Pikes Peak, and pretty much any place that has mountains. I also enjoy the beach.

Books: “Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands” by Paul David Tripp, and “A Call to Spiritual Reformation” by D.A. Carson.

Music: I listen to a lot of Christian rap; artists such as FLAME, Lecrae, KB, and Trip Lee, to name a few.

Movies & TV: Remember the Titans, Duck Dynasty, Last Man Standing

Hobbies: I enjoy playing any sport, especially if it involves teamwork and strategy. I also enjoy the outdoors, skiing, hiking, and biking with the family. Pretty much anything I do with my wife and daughters is my favorite hobby.

Favorite Scripture Verse: Ephesians 2:4-5 “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,  even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved”

Jeff Hendrick, Worship Minister


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Greetings! Salutations! My name is Jeff – I am the worship minister for Cornerstone Baptist Church.  The Lord has blessed me with the most wonderful career – leading Praise in HIS name through music! Everyday I wake up and thank the Lord for 1)His grace and mercy – 2)My wonderful and beautiful wife Marissa and 3)Blessing me beyond measure to be a part of his ministry at Cornerstone!  I have been here at Cornerstone since February of 2015!.

I married the Love of my life in February of 2016!  Her and I share a mutual love for Jesus Christ and try to seek Him daily in our lives and relationship!  We have two dogs, Shay (Doberman) – and Stella (Weird pit bull mix).  They are basically our children for now and we enjoy spending time with them!  I also have a passion for young adult ministry, and use some of my life experience to help council them!  We live in West Greeley, Evans area and enjoy spending time outdoors!

EDUCATION: Graduated Cheyenne Mountain High School 2002, Associates Degree – CSU, Adams State

BIRTHDAY: August 2

INTERESTS AND FAVORITES

Places: San Diego, San Francisco, NYC, Upstate NY, Anywhere on the gulf of Florida

BooksThe Hunger Games, The Case For Christ, Harry Potter.

Music: 90’s Alternative, Underoath, some metal, pop punk, Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Meredith Andrews, Anberlin, Acceptance, Seal. haha.

Movies & TV: The Patriot, Braveheart, Equilibrium.  Waterworld, Book Of Eli, Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Fifth Element.  The Office, Parks and Rec, Friends, Mysteries At The Museum, documentaries, GoT, Anything Food, or Travel, The Antiques Roadshow

Hobbies: Rock Climbing, Coin Collecting, Card Playing, Photography, Videography, Recording.  Fooding, Cooking. Video Games

Favorite Scripture VerseIsaiah 40:31 – but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Celinda Olszewski, Office Administrator

Staff bio coming soon!

 

Amy Knifong, Children’s Ministry Leader

Hi, I’m Amy Knifong, the Children’s Ministry Leader for Cornerstone Baptist Church.

I am responsible for children ages 3 to 5th grade for Cornerstone Kidz and Vacation Bible School. I enjoy watching the kids grow and learn what the Lord has in store for their lives.

BASIC STUFF: My husband and I grew up in Missouri and met in college. We were married in 1997, and we have two children, Dylan and Kayla. We moved to Colorado in 2006 and love it here.

EDUCATION: Associates in Child Development

BIRTHDAY: June 29

INTERESTS AND FAVORITES:
Places: I love Hawaii, the Colorado Mountains in the summer, and my back patio.

Books: I love to read. My favorite books are mysteries.

TV: I like to watch Castle, Reign, Hart of Dixie, most mysteries, and HGTV .

Sports: I am a Kansas City Chiefs fan (I’m from Missouri), then a Broncos fan. I like hockey, but I don’t have a favorite team. I love watching my son play hockey and our daughter do gymnastics. I like watching all the different sports in the summer and winter Olympics.

Movies: I like to watch movies, but I think my favorite is Goonies!

Hobbies: I enjoy scrapbooking, hanging with my family and friends, gardening, anything creative.

Dislikes: I really, really do not like cleaning, but I love things to be organized. I dislike trying new foods. I try to do them both anyway.

Odd / interesting Facts: I’ve lived in 5 states. I grew up camping every summer from the age of two until I got married.

 

Shalene Bird, Nursery Ministry Leader

Hi, I’m Shalene Bird. I am the Nursery Coordinator here at Cornerstone Baptist Church. I have been in this position since 2010 and have been a member of the church since 2008. My primary responsibility is for the youngest attendees of the church, ages 0-4. My goal is to introduce the word of God and to help them begin their walk with the Lord in a safe, secure, nurturing, clean environment.

BASIC STUFF: I am the mother of three boys Tyson (20), Trenton (16) and Tayton (13). Andrew Bird and I married in January 2006. I was born and raised in Fort Collins, CO and moved from Fort Collins to Windsor in 2006 after marrying Andy.

BIRTHDAY: September 17, 1976

INTERESTS AND FAVORITES:
Hobbies: Most of all I enjoy being with my family! I also enjoy spending time sewing, reading, going to the boys sporting events, graphic design, shopping and spending time with my husband.

Favorite Place: My favorite place is anywhere my family is.

Favorite Books: I enjoy reading. I read a large variety of types of books, anything from Nicholas Sparks to John Grisham. I am always interested in learning and improving so I spend a lot of time reading self help/improvement books.

Favorite TV Shows: I enjoy watching home improvement shows and I have recently started watching Hart of Dixie.

Favorite Movie: My two favorite movies are Mamma Mia and Les Miserables.

Favorite sports team: My favorite sports teams are any team my boys are on. GO WINDSOR WIZARDS! Being that I am a native of Colorado I will always be dedicated to the Denver Broncos.

Dislikes: My dislikes are mean people, heights and snakes.

Odd Facts: Some odd facts about me are that I don’t like chocolate or ice cream, I don’t like to speak in public and my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.