GLOBAL MISSIONS TEAM

The Global Missions Team was established in 2005 with the purpose of serving the local body as well as our partnerships around the world. It is an enthusiastic group of dedicated people that has evolved with each changing season of life and ministry at Cornerstone. Over the years, the team has been comprised of individuals ranging in age, backgrounds, and experience...all of them passionate about helping "fully devoted followers of Christ" to bridge cultural, geographical, and philosophical barriers to embody and announce the glory of God and His love as seen in the life of Jesus!


WHAT WE DO


Each Team Leader is an advocate for Global Missions within the community... regularly praying for and serving our partnerships, educating themselves in the study of missions, training and equipping God's people within Cornerstone, and committed to caring for those that are an extension of our body - both locally and overseas!


Meet the team below:

  • CHRISTIAN BURKHARDT (Pastor & Overseeing Elder)

    Christian has been serving as a pastor at Cornerstone since 2007. He currently serves as the Equipping Pastor, leading and resourcing the church to “grow in our understanding of God and His mission.” He is passionate about teaching God’s Word and helping believers enjoy and understand it for themselves. 

    Christian began attending Cornerstone as a college student in 2004, and has served within Children’s and Student Ministries. He and his wife Jennifer have been married since 2006, and have four young children: Jonas, Jude, Josie & Lucy. They enjoy having people in their home, do-it-yourself projects, and rooting for the Dodgers! 

    Christian’s heart for ministry is best expressed by Colossians 1:9-10, “that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.” 

  • JARROD HAHN (Team Chairman)

    Jarrod has worked in mortgage banking for all of his US career doing project management, analytics, and executive support. Jarrod and his wife, Nicole, served as missionaries sent from Cornerstone to Romania from 2003 - 2005.


    Jarrod has been on the Global Team since 2013. As a member, he's seen how the Lord has brought together a strong dynamic of individuals to come together as a team and wrestle through life changing decisions. 


    E-mail: jarrodhahn@yahoo.com

  • BOB & PAM GROSS

    Bob and Pam have been married for 37 years. Bob is an MFT and Pam is an RN. They have three children and 5 grandchildren: Amy, married to Jason Smith (Taylor 11, Jackson 7), Michael, married to Ciara Young (Holly 2), and Laura, married to Thomas Scherer (Noah 10, Emma 8) - serving in a jungle in Southeast Asia.


    Bob and Pam have served on the Global Ministry Team since early 2015. God has placed His heart for the nations in their hearts from early on. Pam thought they would be the ones to go, but God sent their daughter and has called them to stay to serve, counsel, and house missionaries and others for the past 30+ years. 

  • SARAH KAPPEN

    Growing up as a Missionary and Pastor's kid, Sarah has lived much of her life overseas. After college, Sarah did a Journeyman term in Belgium and fell in love with the place and the people. She took a job after her term ended working for a local church and running a local non-profit called Serve the City. Now living in the States, Sarah is married to a Worship Pastor (who also happens to be her best friend), and manages a non-profit that focuses on soul-care, spiritual formation and apologetics.

  • RYAN MCGLADDERY

    Ryan works as a professor and administrator at Eternity Bible College. He is married to Nicole and they have 3 small kids. Before coming to Simi Valley, Ryan spent two years teaching in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 


    E-mail: rmcgladdery@eternitybiblecollege.com