Leadership

God has blessed our congregation by raising a number of people up to serve our church family.

  • Mike Ernst, Pastor

    Mike came to know Christ during spring break of his senior year in high school. His life drastically changed as God opened his eyes to the reality and beauty of Christ and the truths of the Bible. His call to ministry was simultaneous with his conversion. Soon after coming to faith Mike attended Westmont College. While there he met Michelle and they married soon after graduation. Mike received a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dallas Seminary proved to be a time of extraordinary spiritual growth. It was a vital time in Mike’s preparation for pastoring as well as his Christian life. Mike and Michelle have three children: Michael, Mark, and Grace. Their children attend Del Oro High School and Forest Lake Christian School. Before coming to Cornerstone in 2009, Mike was the Lead Pastor at Cool Community Church. 


    The Ernst family sees the glory of God in creation most strikingly and most frequently in the Sierra –it is one of His most magnificent theaters! In their free time they can be found on some outdoor adventure that points them to Him –hiking, paddling, skiing, backpacking or sitting by the campfire in their yard. Mike rides his mountain bike on trails in the American River Canyon. You can view some of the books that have influenced him and read his reviews of them here.


    You can reach Mike at mike@cornerstonecc.org or 530-823-0141. 

  • Jake Koder

    Director of Music and Student Ministries


    Jacob has been a longtime resident of the Foothills.  He grew up in Garden Valley but now resides in Auburn with his wife Sheri and their three sons.  Together they have volunteered in worship and youth work and have slowly transitioned into vocational ministry.  The Koders love to get outside, hike, bike, camp, and just have a good time with family and friends.  


  • Sedona Sloan

    Office Administrator


    Sedona grew up in a Christian home and at a young age came to know Christ as her Savior. She joined Cornerstone Community Church in 2011 and in 2015, became Cornerstone's office administrator. 


    In her free time, Sedona enjoys exploring the outdoors and visiting old towns. 


    Sedona can be reached at sedona@cornerstonecc.org and 530-823-0141 x12. 



  • Don Bramer, elder

    Don has served as an elder at CCC for about twelve years. He and Shirley are longtime residents of Auburn and have been members of Cornerstone since 1984. Aside from serving at Cornerstone and enjoying their church family, their favorite pastimes are spending time with kids and grand-kids, traveling (usually to see kids and grand-kids), and doing outdoorsy stuff. 




  • Keith Goodrich, elder

    Keith and his wife Janet have been in fellowship with the Cornerstone family since 1998 and have served in various ministries. The Goodrich family enjoys gardening, playing in the Sierra, and traveling to destinations that offer promise of outdoor activities and tasty foods.