Logan Beardsley - Lead Pastor

Logan has been in full time ministry at Cornerstone for the past ten years. Logan was our youth pastor for nine years, and in May 2017 he transitioned to be our interim lead pastor, and was called in December 2017 to be our next lead pastor. Besides knowing Jesus, the greatest things that has ever happened to Logan is convincing his wife Brianna to marry him and becoming a father. They have five children, Tristan (8), Nolan (6), Jude (4) Selah and (4) Ruth. Logan and Brianna do not know what free time is, but they enjoy being active in the local youth sports programs, going on adventures as a family, playing board games and seeing Jesus change lives! They are also especially fond of that brief moment between kid bedtime and adult bedtime when they can enjoy a quiet conversation over a late night snack (usually of the chocolate variety)

Logan is always available at

Doug Drainville - Executive Pastor

Doug met Christ in High School and felt the tug of the Spirit to the ministry soon after. All through college and a decade after, Doug worked with youth in 4 different churches in CA. After working in the marketplace for a number of years, Doug returned to ministry in WA State as Executive Pastor of the church he attended for 13 years. He and his wife Lisa have 3 young adult children, Rachael (hubby, Tristian, kiddos Naomi and new baby, Raelynn), Alyse, currently working and in school, and Nick a recent graduate of the University of WA (newly married to Janessa). Doug and Lisa love spending time together walking or watching TV series together. Doug loves working with wood and whittling as well as gardening when he can. He is also a Walking Dead fan and a believer in Bigfoot, ha!

You can talk with Pastor Doug at

Nathan Stauffer - lead director of Worship + Production

Nathan is a creative personality with a heart to engage the Church with songs, stories, and ideas that will draw all people to a new and greater understanding of the Gospel. Some of his interests are (in no particular order): geography quizzes, the Pittsburgh Steelers, movies with plot twists, computer programming, peanut butter, music theory, movies without plot twists, and children’s fantasy stories. He and his wife, Andrea, have three kids – Sophia, Paloma, and Elliott.

You can email Nathan at

Mekelle Beardsley - college ministry Director

Mekelle loves coffee, teenagers, and Jesus. She has been actively involved in youth ministry for the past 10 years, and has been running the entire youth program at Cornerstone for a year. Mekelle loves to build relationships and can be spotted at all kinds of middle schools, high schools, and Starbucks in Madera/Merced County. Mekelle has 5 brothers and 5 sisters, so she knows how to deal with drama! She does not like spiders, triple digit weather, or waiting in traffic. Mekelle has a huge heart for connecting students to Jesus and creating a place where they will be loved, supported, inspired, and challenged!


Mekelle is available to chat at

Cindy Tharp - Preschool Director

Cindy was called to the ministry of working with children since her early 20’s. She is the result of a believer reaching out to her non believer family and loving on them unconditionally. Jesus changed her life tremendously and she felt her heart wanting to reach kids just like this person did for her and tell them about Jesus. She has a heart for kids especially those who are from broken and abusive families like the one she grew up in. She has been serving in the ministry for 40 years. She has been married for 38 years to Ken and has two daughters, Kelsey and Kailey and a son-in law Wes.


You can contact Cindy at

Stacy Dykstra - Bookkeeper

Stacy and her husband Bryan have been members attending Cornerstone since 2006. She recently joined our staff as our primary secretary, helping keep everything organized and on time. Now she keep the books in "ship shape" as bookkeeper. When she’s not at work she enjoys traveling and spending time with her 3 children and her two granddaughters!


You can reach Stacy at

Elizabeth Rogers - Secretary

Elizabeth loves Jesus and is excited to join the Cornerstone staff family. She loves gardening, baking, and spending time with family, playing board games, card games, and volleyball. When not working, she enjoys reading and watching The Great British Baking Show, shopping, and hanging out with her two-year old daughter, Emma.

Liz can be contacted at


Tena is a native of San Francisco who refers to herself as an army brat. She received her AA degree in Liberal Arts in Munich Germany, University of Maryland, European Division. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminology/Corrections and her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at California State University, Fresno. She has practiced and owned an independent practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 30 years in Merced. She has experienced working at Juvenile Hall, Department of Mental Health in Merced, Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, Hinds Hospice, Davita Dialysis Center, and Life Choices as a substance abuse group facilitator. She has worked with children, youth, and adults. She went into retirement, however God has another plan. Tena feels honored to use her gift of helping others at Cornerstone.

Tena can be contacted at

Amador Alvarez - Director or Worship, Production + Hispanic Ministries

Amador is a pastor’s kid who started playing instruments at the age of six. One night the drummer couldn’t make it to church and Amador stepped in. He’s been serving the Lord with his music ever since. Amador loves all things recording studio. He has a passion for producing, singing, mixing, name it. His wife, Alexis, lovingly refers to him as a “studio rat”. Amador and his wife have 3 high schoolers. They collect Starbucks’ mugs from all over the United States. Amador’s favorite foods consist of donuts, lemonade and more donuts.

Amador can be reached at

Teresa Rose - volunteer children's ministry director

Teresa is a current member of the Cornerstone and has been attending for the last about 5 years. She reaffirmed her faith November ‘17 and started to volunteer during Wednesday youth groups. Her passion for encouraging children has helped her grow in her faith - she has enjoyed learning right along side them her in her own walk with Christ. She has two grown boys: Grant and Mason and a grand son named Logan. Teresa was born in Chowchilla, and moved to Oregon, then moved back during high school.

Teresa can be reached at