Elders

Jeff Romans, Senior Pastor

Jeff Romans

Senior Pastor

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, Associate Pastor

Rick Haluszka

Associate Pastor

Rick Haluszka serves as our Associate Pastor. Born and raised 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 Laura and Ian’s dad. He enjoys reading, sports, conversation, and anything BBQ.

Ken Sande, Elder

Ken Sande

Elder

Ken Sande is the founder of Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom 360. Trained as an engineer, lawyer and mediator, he focuses on teaching people how to get upstream of conflict by building strong relationships in the family, church and workplace. He teaches internationally and is the author of numerous books, articles, and training resources, including The Peacemaker. He is certified as a Relational Wisdom Instructor and Conciliator, as well as a Certified Emotional Intelligence Instructor. Ken has served as a Certified Professional Engineer, as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Montana Bar Association, and as an Editorial Adviser for Christianity Today.

David Kelly, Elder

David Kelly

Elder

David 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.

Elders-in-Training

Andy Metroka, Elder-in-Training

Andy Metroka

Elder-in-Training

Bio coming soon.

Diaconate

Zach Arnhart, Deacon

Zach Arnhart

Deacon

Zach moved to Billings from Washington in the fall of 2016 with wife Karin and four kids. Cornerstone was the first church they visited, and they have been attending ever since. The biblical preaching and the fellowship are what they appreciate most. Zach considers it a true honor to serve the body as deacon.

Seth Burnham, Deacon

Seth Burnham

Deacon

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 on the music team as a bass player, and as a leader/teacher for the Cornerstone Youth Ministry.

Karen Cox, Deaconess

Karen Cox

Deaconess

Karen has been married 35 years to her sweet husband Scott. They have two grown children. Their daughter Hannah is married to Eric and together have three children, Sage, Titus and Knox. Their son Eli is soon to be married to his fiancé Tori. All of them call CCC home. Karen likes to hike and bike, but is especially grateful for time with family. Because of God’s amazing grace of awakening her heart to truth she has a passion to expose false beliefs and help young women live out lives by God’s design as clearly written in His Word. She is excited to serve the people of Cornerstone and our community.

Scott Cox, Deacon

Scott Cox

Deacon

Scott was born in Missoula, MT (Go Cats!) and has lived in Billings for the majority of his life. He is involved in operating several local businesses and looks forward to spending down time with family and friends in the outdoors fishing, hunting and snowmobiling. Married to Karen Cox, his high-school sweetheart, he has two grown children, Hannah Mueller and Eli Cox, and three grandchildren (so far) all of whom also attend Cornerstone Community Church. Scott has attended Cornerstone since February 2017 and became a member later that Fall. He serves as an usher and on the Welcome Team and is now humbled to serve as a Deacon as well. He looks forward to new opportunities to serve the body of Cornerstone and the Billings community.

Jeremy Gardner, Deacon

Jeremy Gardner

Deacon

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, Deaconess

Lindsey Gardner

Deaconess

Lindsey Gardner first began attending Cornerstone Community Church in 1991. She and her husband Jeremy have two children, Dallas and Savannah. Lindsey serves as Cornerstone’s Children’s Ministry Director. In addition to serving in our children’s ministries, Lindsey serves on the Deacon’s Administrative Committee as the treasurer of the Deacon fund.

Susan Harpster, Deaconess

Susan Harpster

Deaconess

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).

Dawn Hilkemann, Deaconess

Dawn Hilkemann

Deaconess

Dawn Hilkemann is the wife of David Hilkemann. She teaches their four children, Anna, Sadie, Silas, and Callie at home. Along with teaching the 2nd-4th grade Kid's Bible Fellowship, she helps in children’s church. She enjoys studying God’s word with other women. In her free time she loves to hike, bike, and bake!

Dave Hilkemann, Deacon

Dave Hilkemann

Deacon

Dave is the Director of Ministries and Administration at Cornerstone. He and his wife, Dawn teach the 2nd-4th grade Kid's Bible Fellowship on Sunday mornings. Dave and Dawn have three daughters, Anna, Sadie, and Callie, and one son, Silas. Dave enjoys riding his bike, drinking coffee, and woodworking.

Russ McClellan, Deacon

Russ McClellan

Deacon

Russ McClellan was born and raised in northeastern Montana. Following a career in the Gulf Coast, he returned to his home state in 2016. He joined Cornerstone soon thereafter largely due to its emphasis on expositional preaching and teaching. He prefers to do anything outdoors including golf and motorcycle riding as favorite hobbies.

Bill Murray, Deacon

Bill Murray

Deacon

Bill and his wife Sunny have been attending Cornerstone since the summer of 2015 and have been truly blessed by both the shepherding and Christ-centered preaching. Bill currently serves on both the Deacon Administrative Committee and the Benevolence Committee. His interests include most things outdoor, including bicycling, skiing, fishing, and gardening, plus having their Golden pups take him for a walk.

Patrick Rivers, Deacon

Patrick Rivers

Deacon

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 five young children.

Christine Romans, Deaconess

Christine Romans

Deaconess

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, Deacon

Paul Stafford

Deacon

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 their first grandchild, Averee. 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 likes 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.