Our Staff

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Meet our leadership

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Austin Christianson - Shepherding and Worship Pastor

Austin is our Worship & Connections Pastor and started working part-time at Cornerstone Church in September of 2019 and joined the staff full-time in February of 2021. One of Austin’s favourite things about serving at Cornerstone is the intentionality to grow leaders and care for them. A unique fact about Austin is that he is secretly hiding how much of a redneck he really is. Austin is married to Stephanie and they have two boys, Theo and Zack.

Dawn Grunau - Executive and Family Ministries Pastor

Dawn is our Executive & Family Ministries Pastor, and has had many roles at Cornerstone since September 2008. Her favorite things about Cornerstone are how loving the people are towards all the kids and families and also that she gets to work with so many amazing leaders! Dawn really enjoys reading (especially with a good cup of coffee) and spending time with her husband, Daryl, and their 3 girls, Elizabeth, Norah, and Claire.

Michael Streilein - Missions and Student Ministries Pastor

Michael is our Missions & Student Ministries Pastor, he joined us in 2014 as the Director of Junior High Ministries, and in July of 2015 moved into his current role as well as having the unofficial title of Staff Barista. His favourite things about Cornerstone are the amazing community and the openness to having young people get involved. Michael loves sports, board games, and a good cup of coffee. Michael is married to Kaitlyn and they have two children, Noah, and Abigail.

Joanne Thomas - Director of Family Ministries and Ministy Coordinator

Joanne has worked at Cornerstone in various roles since September 2012. From part-time Family Ministries Assistant to full-time Director of Family Ministries and Ministry Coordinator, Joanne has found so much joy and passion in growing in her roles at Cornerstone. Joanne enjoys being creative and is discovering the unique side of herself through photography and art. Joanne is married to Justin and they have two children, Kaden and Isabelle.

Lisa Hrycan - CAP Debt Centre Manager

Lisa joined our team in 2015, heading up our partnership with Christians Against Poverty (CAP). She is passionate about reaching out to those who are struggling with debt, connecting them with our church family so they are supported and loved, and, most importantly, so they can hear about Jesus as they work their way out into financial security. She and her husband William have the privilege of parenting two amazing daughters, Iona and Lena.