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Our Leadership

Our Staff

"And He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ ..." - Ephesians 4:11-12

Senior Pastor:  MANNY ROCHA

Manny has been at Cornerstone for seventeen years, seventeen years as Youth Pastor and eighteen months as Pastor of Disciple-Making. He was installed as Senior Pastor on May 7, 2000. Manny has been married to Ann for over 30 years and they have four adult children and ten grandchildren. Manny enjoys most all Chicago sports teams and enjoys a good late night burger. 

Pastor of Family Ministries:  JONATHAN WIESE

Jonathan is originally from Minnesota and loves being outdoors and playing sports. He moved to Chicago in 2011 to attend Moody Bible Institute. After graduating from Moody, he began attending Trinity Evangelical Divinity School to pursue his Master of Divinity. Jonathan is passionate about Family Ministry because it is a chance to disciple people of all ages to know and love Jesus. Jonathan and his wife Megan have been married since December 2010 and have two young sons. They enjoy family walks and time at local coffee shops together.

Director of Children's Ministries:  DANIEL FREDERICKSON

Originally from Maryland, Daniel came to Chicago to study Intercultural Studies and Children’s Ministry at the Moody Bible Institute. Daniel has over 10 years of experience working with children in small and large group settings, and is passionate about Children’s Ministry so that they may know and love the Lord Jesus. He and his wife Jesse recently celebrated one year of marriage, and in the future, they hope to move overseas to use their training to serve as missionaries. 

Pastor of Japanese Congregation: Hiroyuki Hirunuma

Pastor Hiro is married to Hitomi and together they have three children who are currently living in Japan.  The Hirunuma's have served at Cornerstone since 2003.


While a classical pianist by training and education, Mark's true delight is to make music that glorifies God and encourages people to sing. Since March of 2016, Mark has gathered together the musicians and vocalists of Cornerstone Church into a team whose main focus is to spread a passion for worshipping God through singing. Mark earned his Bachelor of Science from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland in 2005. In 2008, he earned his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. He and his wife Grace have been married since 2011 and have three daughters.

 Administrative Assistant:  CLAUDIA VANCIU

Claudia is the administrative assistant for Cornerstone. She enjoys being creative, organizing, and spending time with loved ones. 

Our Elders

"Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood" Acts 20:28

The Elders of Cornerstone Church shepherd the flock by guarding, feeding, and overseeing those who have been entrusted to them. We praise God for these godly men called by God and approved by our congregation.

 Our Deacons

 "For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus." - 1 Timothy 3:13

The Deacons of Cornerstone serve our congregation by caring for the many physical needs of our buildings and grounds. We are grateful for these qualified men of character and dedication to our people.

Our Deaconesses

"I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae, that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well." - Romans 16:1-2

The deaconesses of Cornerstone serve the body in a variety of ways from planning wedding and baby showers to assisting with funeral needs for grieving families. They also keep areas of our church clean and tidy, prepare the elements for the Lord's Supper and provide meals for families in need.


Thank you for joining us in praying for our Pastors, Staff, Elders, Deacons, and Deaconesses as they serve our congregation and community!