Jeff Romans serves as our pastor-teacher. He loves helping people become faithful followers of Jesus. He is married to the best woman he has ever met, Christine. They have four awesome boys named Christopher, Shawn, Samuel, and Andrew. Before moving to Montana, Jeff ministered in Akron, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He has obtained degrees from the Moody Bible Institute (BA) and The Master’s Seminary (M.Div).
Rick Haluszka serves as our Associate Pastor. Born and raised up on the Hi-Line, Rick came on staff in 2013 at CCC as a Pastoral Intern after graduating with a B.S. in HHP from MSU–Bozeman. Having completed five years of training and discipleship under Pastor Jeff, including graduating from The Master's University with an M.A. in Biblical Studies, Rick was affirmed as an elder at CCC in January of 2018. His primary focus is on Pastoral Care, though he also leads our Music and Youth ministries. Rick is happily married to Julia and grateful to be Ian's dad. He enjoys reading, sports, conversation, and anything BBQ.
Jon grew up in Pennsylvania, but got to Montana as soon as he could. He holds a B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science from Penn State University and is currently working on a Certificate in Innovative Distribution through Purdue University. He works for MacArthur Co., a building materials distributor, where he is the branch manager. He is one of our Adult Sunday School teachers and loves discussing theology. He and his wife, Kristin, have three children, Mia, Gabe, and Nate. In his spare time, Jon loves strength training, fly-fishing, hunting, and just about any activity that gets him into the Montana outdoors.
Director of Growth Groups
David is currently an elder in training and oversees the Growth Group Ministries at Cornerstone. He is married to Amanda and they have two children; Calista and Jace. David enjoys the pursuit of growing relationships in the church and pointing people to the truth of God’s word.
Directory of Ministries and Admimnistration
Dave is the Director of Ministries and Administration at Cornerstone and an elder-in-training. He and his wife, Dawn teach the 3rd and 4th grade Sunday school class, and the 5th and 6th grade youth group on Wednesday nights. Dave and Dawn have three daughters, Anna, Sadie, and Callie, and one son, Silas. Dave enjoys riding his bike, drinking coffee, and woodworking.
Seth Burnham was born and raised in Lewistown, MT and enjoys rifleman-ship, hunting and playing guitar. He is married to the beautiful and compassionate Endreah and together they have 3 children, Azalea, John and Ethan and have fostered 32 children at different times in their home. Seth currently serves as the Administrative Deacon of Buildings and Grounds as well as a bass player on the music team, and a leader/teacher for the Cornerstone Youth Ministry.
Jeremy Gardner started attending Cornerstone Community Church in December of 2012. He is married to his wife Lindsey and they have two children, Dallas and Savannah. Jeremy joined the Deacons Ministry in February of 2018 and is grateful for the opportunity to serve his church body and the Billings community. Jeremy is also an active member of the worship team and also serves in CCC’s children’s ministry.
Lindsey Gardner first began attending Cornerstone Community Church in 1991. She and her husband Jeremy have two children, Dallas and Savannah. Lindsey joined the deacon ministry in February of 2018 and serves as the treasurer of the Deacon fund. In addition to the diaconate Lindsey also serves in our children’s ministry.
Susan Harpster oversees the CCC prison ministry at Montana Women’s Prison. She organizes the assembling of hygiene kits for the homeless that go to Montana Rescue Mission and the Women’s & Children’s Shelter. She also coordinates meals for those in our body experiencing things like illness or the birth of a new baby. She is married to Rick and they have a daughter (Hannah) and a grand-daughter (Raziyah).
Hi, I'm Kristin Hartzler. I'm married to Jonathan Hartzler. We have three kiddos, Mia (10), Gabriel (9) and Nathaniel (7). I'm a photographer as well as a SAHM. I love journaling, painting and reading. I also enjoy decorating people's homes as well as my own. Thankful for Cornerstone in our lives.
Sunny and I have been attending Cornerstone since the summer of 2015 and we have been truly blessed by both the shepherding and Christ-centered preaching. I currently serve on both the Deacon Administrative Committee and the Benevolence Committee. My interests include most things outdoor, including bicycling, skiing, fishing, and gardening, plus having our Golden pups take me for a walk.
Patrick Rivers is honored to serve as a deacon at Cornerstone. He works as a CPA and enjoys spending time with his wife, Betsy, and their four young children.
Christine Romans is an active women’s Growth Growth leader and discipler here at Cornerstone. Her husband, Jeff, and four boys keep her pretty busy at home as well. When not tied up at home or church, she can be found at Elder Grove School teaching middle school English.
Paul Stafford and his wife, Suzee, and their children, Ashlee and Mason moved to Billings from Wyoming in 2004. Ashlee and Mason now live in Denver and Bozeman with their spouses, Andy & Emma, and our first grandchild is making his or her way through the first nine months of life. They joined Cornerstone in 2014 because they loved the preaching and worship services but mostly because of the unique passion for honestly seeing who we are and how we are amazingly immersed in His grace. Paul’s role as deacon focuses on “going beyond the ordinary” in the benevolence ministry. He also like to put together classes on financial stewardship (which is also his day “job”), as well as seminars/classes on parenting, marriage and men’s classes. He also does a little to get us together on the softball field and out camping.
Suzee is a certified counselor with CCEF and currently works part-time at CCEF-MT as a pastoral counselor. She’s currently completing a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling by finishing up the theology requirements. She is married to Paul and they have two married children. She likes to hike, ski, garden and read classical literature. As a deacon, she’d like to serve others through prayer and the ministry and counsel of God’s word.
I have been coming to Cornerstone since 2010. Pastor Jeff married my wife Lindsay and I in 2012. We now have 2 kids, Annalyn and John. I am currently serving on the Administrative Deacon board as the secretary and on the Benevolence team. I also help as one of the Children's Church teachers, and participate in the Men's growth group. We enjoy swimming as a family and eating outside on the deck in nice weather. I like fly fishing and snow skiing.
Gary Theissen is Cornerstone’s Treasurer. He and his wife, Linda have been married for 45 years. Gary and Linda have 4 children, soon to be 6 grandkids. He enjoys golf and fishing when he finds the time.
Bekah Worth is the Director of Children's Ministries for Cornerstone and a deacon. She and her husband Steve moved here from PA in 2013 and have two young girls. She has a bachelor's degree in Christian Education from Lancaster Bible College. She loves the children and families at Cornerstone and is excited to watch them grow as they come to know and love Jesus!
Steve and his wife Bekah have a cute, feisty and fun two year old, Abby, and another daughter on the way. Scotsman Steve graduated from Westminster Seminary in 2011 with an MA in Biblical Counseling. Currently, Steve coordinates the Welcome Team and the ushers and is passionate to serve the Lord and bless others. He loves Jesus, enjoys reading, drinking good coffee and hiking in his spare time.
Tom Yakel has been serving in the audio and video ministry of Cornerstone Community Church for the past five years. He has been married to his best friend, Linda for 34 years. He loves helping the church and coin collecting.