Chris & Joan Hoppe-Spink
We have shared the role of leadership and equipping of the members for ministry at Cornerstone since 2000. God called each of us out of secular employment to serve the church full time. We each served in various positions in our home churches before studying at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, now called Palmer Theological Seminary. As we are on a spiritual journey ourselves, we try to help individuals grow closer to the Lord and allow their relationship with God to bring health to every area of their lives - emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual health. In addition to their pastoral ministry, Joan and Chris have a family ministry as they raise their three children Michael, Anastasia, and Olivia. They both teach fitness classes at the University at Buffalo and are involved in the local schools. In addition, Joan sings with the Buffalo Gateway Show Chorus. These activities are helping them connect with people in the community to build relationships and be a light for the Gospel.