staffchrisRev. Chris Hemund, Senior Pastor

A favorite scripture passage of our Pastor is Micah 6:8: “…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God?”

Pastor Chris has a passion for connecting people to Jesus!  “I count it a great joy to walk with others as they connect deeper to God in faith, as they grow and mature in faith, and as together we seek to serve God in faith…”

Pastor Chris has served as Senior Pastor since July 2012.


Sam Meadors, Secondary Appointment    

director@astatewesley.orgm is the Director of the Wesley Foundation, our UM campus ministry presence at Arkansas State University.  As a deacon in full connection, she relates to Cornerstone as a secondary appointment.

Sam preaches regularly as needed and teaches a weekly Bible study for Wednesday Night Live.  She is energetic, passionate, and loves the Lord.  She also has a special heart for college students!

Sam has been part of the Cornerstone family since July 2015.


Joslyn Johnson, Administrative Secretary

Joslyn’s favorite scripture is Romans 8:28: “…We know that all things work together for good[a] for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

She enjoys being able to help others in their ministries.  Joslyn coordinates all church scheduling, oversees administrative and secretarial duties, and is the first face most of you see when dropping by the church.

Joslyn has served since June 2015.  She and her families are faithful and active members of Cornerstone.



Wendy Adams, Financial Secretary

Favorite Scripture:  Philippians 4: 13:  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Favorite Hymn or Song:  “How Great is Our God”

Hobbies:  Reading, Swimming, Biking, Cooking

What I Love About My Work:  The PEOPLE!  I like the way everyone is so nice and helpful.  It really feels like a family.


Abbeigh Rainwater, Children’s Director



taylorTaylor Noles, Youth Intern

Taylor has served as our youth intern since January 2016.  A senior at ASU, Taylor is set to graduate in May 2017 with plans to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy.

Taylor has been active in District Committee on Youth Ministry, the Arkansas Conference Committee on Youth Ministry, and Choir Tour.  She loves taking our youth to Veritas, Assembly, and rallies.  She is passionate about Jesus and an excellent intern.


Kim Hemund, Nursery Director

Kim has served as our nursery director since August 2016.


Blake Smith, Chancel Choir Director

Blake teaches music in Melbourne, Arkansas – his hometown.  His passions are music, sports broadcasting, and golf among other interests.

Blake came to Cornerstone from Presbyterian Kirk of the Pines in Hot Springs Village where he led their choir to perform at Carnegie Hall.  Blake is an accomplished director.  He also leads our children’s music ministry of choir and handbells.

Blake has been with Cornerstone since July 2016.


staffemEthel May Beall, Pianist/Accompanist

Favorite Hymn or Song:  Mozart, Bach, or Chopin

Hobbies:  Knitting, Needle Point, Crocheting and Cooking

What I Love About My Work:  The People!