leadership + staff


Phillip Woods

Senior Pastor, Teaching Elder

Bill Martin

Associate Pastor, Teaching Elder

David Holmes

Ruling Elder

Tony Bradburn


Randall Marks


George Scheppegrell


Jerry Ripo



Isabelle Blanch

Youth Assistant
Isabelle is our part-time youth assistant. She has a passion for discipling youth that has previously led her to be a middle school teacher. It has now brought her here to be a part of the youth program at Cornerstone. Isabelle is delighted to be partnering with our parents in equipping the next generation of the church for God's family.

Chelsey Desmond

Nursery Coordinator
Chelsey was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She was moving multiple times a year for 10 years, unable to pursue her calling to lead the nursery. God has since opened the door for her to be the Nursery Coordinator and she could not be more thrilled! She is now enjoying residing in one familiar place, doing what she loves and raising her five children with her husband, Ian. If she’s not with her family, you will find her bringing people together through gardening or exercise!

Phillip Lawrence

Children's Director
Phillip Lawrence with his wife Stephanie, and daughters Emorie and Reaghan joined Cornerstone in 2019. Phillip enjoys sharing the gospel with kids and has been the Children’s Ministry Director here at Cornerstone since 2020. Phillip also works at the SRQ airport as an air traffic controller, and enjoys waking up early to go running with friends, listening to audio books, and watching sports.

Bill Martin

Director of Spiritual Formation
Bill Martin has been with Cornerstone since 1995, serving as an elder, leading worship and teaching adults. Bill’s passion is to see Christian adults deepen and broaden their understanding of faith and the Christian life. He has taught courses and led seminars in Bible, theology, philosophy and contemporary issues. In 2002, Bill graduated with an M.A. from Reformed Theological Seminary. His full-time job is hosting “The Morning Cruise” on The JOY FM. Bill is married to Kimberly, and they have 5 children: Will, Madison, Adam, Grady and Payton and 1 granddaughter, Addie. 

Grady Martin

Youth Director 
Grady graduated from SCF in 2020 and has been on staff at Cornerstone for 4 years. He was recently married in 2023 to his wife, Bristol, and they have just welcomed a new puppy to their home, Posie. Grady is committed to growing our MS & HS  students, being involved in their lives, and helping them grow in their walk with Christ. He has a passion to shepherd students to find their identity in the one who can satisfy all their needs and longings.

Hilary Nelson

Executive Administrator
Hilary is from the beautiful, and rainy city of Seattle, WA. Along with overseeing the functionality of Cornerstone for the last 8 years, she has parlayed her 7 years experience of interior design work into helping redesign Cornerstone's interior spaces.  Hilary is married to Erik, who teaches AP World History at Braden River High School.  
They have two kids, Blake (13), Jemma (8)

Katelyn Pisa

Director of Hospitality
Katelyn, her husband Josh, and three children have been a part of our Cornerstone family since 2019. When her youngest started school in 2021, it provided an opportunity to serve the church in a new way. Katelyn has a heart for hospitality and making people feel at home. When she isn't cracking jokes, she's cracking eggs. She has a passion for cooking, baking, fitness and digging deep into God's word. 

Anna Treuth

Administrative Assistant
Anna moved from Maryland to Florida five years ago and has been attending Cornerstone ever since. She worked in Accounting for 22 years prior to semi-retirement in 2023. She is blessed to join the Cornerstone staff during an exciting time of growth and new building!
Anna enjoys reading, going to the beach, and playing golf. She is recently engaged to her fiance, Dan, and is excited for her new family with stepchildren, Alexandre (15) and Isabelle (13).

Taylor White

Director of Liturgy & Theology
Taylor is the Director of Liturgy and Theology. He is responsible for overseeing our worship practices and teaching some of our adult Christian education classes. He, his wife Katie, and their nephew Brayden love being a part of the Cornerstone family. He is a graduate of Covenant Seminary, and is by God's grace on track to becoming ordained in the near future. Taylor and his family love to spend time being creative, trying new restaurants and playing with their dogs. 

Becca Woods

Women's Coordinator
Becca is from St. Louis, Missouri and moved here to Florida 9 years ago.    Becca serves as our Women’s Ministry Coordinator.  She has a heart to see the Women of Cornerstone grow in their faith and put that faith into action as they move out into the world.  Becca loves getting to know women in our community and enjoys a good conversation over a cup of coffee or red wine, depending on the time of day.    She is currently pursuing her Masters in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological School in Orlando.   The best part of her day is being with her husband Phil and their four kids Kennedy, Cash, Shiloh, and Dempsey.

Phillip Woods

Senior Pastor
Philip is married to Becca, and they have four children: Kennedy Jane, Cash, Shiloh and Dempsey. Phil enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is grateful to have just celebrated his 10th anniversary as the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone.