Our church is led by a bi-vocational leadership team of men and women who live in the real world, work in the real world yet serve God’s people by a desire to see lives transformed.
Elder | Teaching & Leadership Pastor
Dave’s pastoral leadership including, preaching, strategy, staff and volunteer leadership, has resulted in the success of ministries large and small. He has served in the non-profit world in areas such as program supervision, grant management, fund development, case work and research.
Dave has a background in sociology and anthropology. He is currently working on finishing his Ed.D. in intercultural studies with an emphasis on the variety Hispanic cultures found in Miami. Adriana is a school teacher and has taught in both the public and private sectors.
Dave and his wife Adriana, are deeply in love with Christ, with each other and with their two children, David and Isabella. They have lived and worked in various ministry roles in Miami since 1998 and feel a strong calling from the Lord to plant a new church in this city. Together they have had the opportunity to start new ministries and develop expertise in working with children, leading young adults, small groups , family ministries and leadership development.
Elder | Executive & Teaching Pastor
Alex and Shaleen have been blessed with 3 amazing kids, Caleb, Grace and Phoebe. They are passionate about discipleship and teaching others to love the Bible. Over the years they have been dedicated to mentoring young families through discipleship, family groups and Bible study.
They own a private preschool serving a low income community. Alex came to Christ 12 years ago as an adult. Hungry for scripture, he quickly absorbed as much of the Bible, theology books and apologetics as he could get his hands on. In ministry, he has served as a small groups director, has co-led ministries, led volunteer teams and developed discipleship strategies.In the private sector, Alex is responsible for the financial and administrative success of their business, which has given him hands on expertise in business management and administration. Shaleen’s professional background is in public health with a specialty in strategic planning, maternal, child health and development. She loves using these skills to bring high quality early education to the children at their preschool.
Elder | Youth & Family Pastor
Mike serves as not only the Youth Pastor at Cornerstone, but also as one of the teaching Pastors, preaching on Sundays. He is currently is the Miami-Dade Director for First Priority, overseeing all ministry and development activities here in our county since 2015. First Priority connects the church to reach the schools for Christ, with 200 clubs across seven counties, from South Florida to the Treasure Coast. In addition, they partner with over 120 local churches, 300 volunteers, and thousands of students.
Mike has also served as the Miami City Coordinator for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, a faith-based leadership development program for urban youth workers. He is finishing his M.A in Theological Studies. Prior they spent their time in the private sector operating retail stores and managing small businesses.
Mike and Cybil are middle school sweethearts, married since June 2000. They have a packed house with 6 children, and their love for families is contagious!
Sharon serves as the worship director, with a genuine desire and passion to make melodies of praise and worship bring the message of God come alive and touch the hearts of His people. Starting music ministry at a very young age, as a choir director, Sharon has seen the impact of worship music changing her own life and the others around her. God has been using her to write songs and share her gifts to reach out to many.
While working as a middle-school Science teacher with Dade County Public Schools, for over 18 years, Sharon balances the life of wearing the many hats of a teacher, a wife, a mother, and a leader, by the strength and guidance of none other than Jesus Christ in her life. Her heart seeks to share her love for Jesus, in every one of those areas of her life.
Sharon and her husband, Aji, are blessed with their three beautiful daughters, Kaitlynn, Angelynn, and Sherlynn. As a family, they have been serving God through different areas of ministry.
Married to Mike since June 2000, Cybil spends her time homeschooling, assisting with ministry relationships, connecting to the community and local churches, leading small groups and recently Real Estate.
They have a packed house with 6 children, Michael, Dominic, Nathan, Christian, Adyson and Noah.
They love Jesus and the local church, serving in various ministry roles throughout their journey to the Midwest and back. They both graduated from Hanover College in 2001.