Our Staff and Board

Meet the Staff

Jim Bush –  Executive Director

Jim has been serving as the Executive Director of Cornerstone since September 2022.  Before taking on this role, he served as a volunteer for several years and has worked in support of his wife, Michelle who had served as the Chairperson of the Cornerstone board for several years.  He has a background in business management and has served as a manager at several amusement parks and attractions over the course of his business career.  He was also a co-owner of a real estate brokerage in Harrisburg with his wife, Michelle. In addition to his business background, Jim also has over 25 years of experience in youth ministry, where he served as a youth pastor or youth director for several churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  He currently serves as an associate pastor of Activ8 Church in Lancaster and is currently planting another Activ8 church here in Elizabethtown.  He and Michelle have 5 kids and 2 grandkids, and love spending time with their family!


Jonathan Weatherholtz –  Coordinator of Youth and Family Ministries

Jonathan began at Cornerstone as a youth in 2012 as he was attending Elizabethtown Area Middle School.  Jonathan always loved coming to Cornerstone after school to make new friends and enjoy activities like skateboarding, playing basketball, and drumming.  In high school, Jonathan completed the Certified Nurse’s Assistant Program at the Willow Street CTC.  He went on to receive a License for Massage Therapy and the Lancaster School of Massage.  Jonathan returned to Cornerstone as a volunteer in 2019 and has now accepted a position as the Coordinator of Youth and Family Ministries.  Jonathan is newly married to Judith, and they live in Elizabethtown.  They attend Calvary Chapel Church in Lebanon.  Jonathan and Judith love to spend time with family, hiking, swimming, and pretty much anything outdoors.  They both love youth and are excited to see the plans that God has for their lives at Cornerstone.


Jenn Gibson – Girls Program Coordinator and Communications

Jenn began working full-time at Cornerstone in August of 2023 as our Girl’s Program Coordinator and Communications. Jenn attended Lancaster Bible College and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelors in Bible and Children and Family Ministries as well as minoring in Spiritual Formation. Jenn comes to us with both church and youth center experience and is excited to finally get to be working in ministry full-time. Growing up a military kid Jenn moved around a lot and so the people who really invested in her life have meant so much to her that she wanted to do the same for youth who may not have anyone else. Jenn is also married to Isaiah and together they have 2 beautiful children. Some of the things Jenn and her family like to do are play games, be outside, and spend time with their friends.


Meet the Board

Norm Smith –  Chair

Norm, a former board chair, stays focused on the long-term goals of Cornerstone.  An active community member for over 20 years, he values how early impact in the lives of teens can create a better future for the community.  Norm attends the Alliance Church of Elizabethtown.

Mason Brown – Vice Chair

Mason and his wife Dara are Pastors at Trinity Full Gospel Chapel in Elizabethtown. He is passionate about seeing the next generation come to know their God and living a life of purpose here on earth. He has a background in the financial industry, construction engineering and instrumental music.

Ken Wolfe – Treasurer

Ken is the president of a local accounting firm.  He has served on the board for over 25 years in a variety of roles. Ken attends Hershey Evangelical Free Church.

Kevin Smith – Secretary

Kevin has been on and off the board since 2007 and has capably maintained the I.T. needs of Cornerstone during this time. Kevin attends the Alliance Church of Elizabethtown.

Ed Cunningham

Ed Cunningham has been an Elizabethtown area resident since 2018 when he was hired as the Chief of Police for the Elizabethtown Police Department. He and his wife Kristin are very active in the community and are members of the Trinity Full Gospel Chapel in Elizabethtown.  Ed is passionate about making sure that the youth of today are properly prepared to lead us into the future generations by making sure to emphasize faith, leadership, scholarship, and service in all of his interactions with the area kids.  He spends a lot of time working to ensure that today’s youth are given an opportunity to build a strong relationship with the police and that the police officers are provided an opportunity to connect and bond with the kids in the area.  Ed and Kristin live in Mount Joy Township with their two dogs and one cat.

John Fry

John is the former Director of Construction Services at Messiah Village. An avid woodworker, John lends his experience and skills to Cornerstone as our facility manager.  He attends Grace Brethren Church of Elizabethtown.

Missy Hartman

Missy is a Commercial Relationship Manager for a local Community Bank called LINKBANK. She and her husband Steve live in Elizabethtown with their two children Matthew and Lana and their puppy Gage.

Sara Patterson

Sara Patterson lives in Elizabethtown with her husband Ricky and a house full of children. Together they have adopted 6 children and provide respite care for many others. They own and operate Woodsmen & Co and are heavily involved in their home church, Dove Elizabethtown. Sara serves as Program Advisor at the Kelly School. Sara is passionate about helping people reach their full potential and live fully in who God created them to be.

Scott Romberger

Scott recently moved to Elizabethtown and seeks to become involved in the local community. He is an accountant currently working with family trusts and estates.  Scott and his wife, Marybeth, attend Garden Chapel near Middletown where they both serve in leadership roles.

Daniel Slade

Daniel is married to Stephanie, and together they have four children in the Elizabethtown school district. Daniel attends Lifegate Church in Elizabethtown and serves as one of the youth pastors. He also works at a local private practice as a mental health counselor.


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