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. Their children attend Forest Lake Christian School, Del Oro High School and Dartmouth College. 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 office@cornerstonecc.org or 530-823-0141 x16. 

  • Jake Koder

    Director of Music and Facilities

    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.  

    Jake can be reached at jake@cornerstonecc.org or 530-823-0141 x15.

  • 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 or 530-823-0141 x12. 

  • Sheri Koder

    Children's Ministry Director

  • Robert Payne

    High School Ministry Director

    Robert was born and raised in the Auburn area. He and his wife Sarah have been involved with homeless ministry through "What Would Jesus Do" and "The Gathering Inn." The Paynes are both fitness instructors, avid hikers and have recently taken up crossfit. 

    You can reach Robert at robert@cornerstonecc.org

  • 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. 

  • Deacon Team

    Randall and Lori Hensley have been attending Cornerstone Community Church since 1997 after moving to Auburn from Sonoma County. Over the years, they have both served in a variety of ministries at Cornerstone. Randall is a doctor of chiropractic and Lori works as a case manager in workforce services. In their spare time, Randall and Lori enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, camping, fly fishing, tennis, and snow skiing. 

  • Deacon Team

    Mike and Dannelle Maurer have attended and served in various roles at Cornerstone since 1992. Mike is retired from a corporate career and Dannelle continues an active realtor profession. They enjoy time with family and their grandchildren.

  • Deacon team

    Jerry and his wife Chris Shannon have been attending Cornerstone for about 15 years. Chris is retired from a double career of nursing and teaching. Jerry is retired from a double career of vegetable farming and accounting. They enjoy gardening and traveling and entertaining with tasty food.