Cornerstone is a Pastors-Led church, and we also have a great Church Board which supports our vision and mission. The Church Board consists of Cornerstone Pastors and Lay Leaders who represent the congregation. This board does not get involved with the day to day management and operations of the church but they do provide personal, organizational and spiritual accountability to the Pastoral Team. It is always healthy to have checks and balances in any organization and we are excited about how God is using this Board to help us follow Jesus, the Pastor of our church.
Steve Madsen - Chairman of the Board
Steve Madsen is the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Fellowship. Steve went to Bethany University, Fuller Seminary, and New College Berkeley. He has been in vocational ministry since 1979. Cornerstone began in 1992 as a home Bible study at the Madsen’s. Steve is best known for his straightforward method of Biblical teaching which combines truth, humor and practical application. Steve lives in Livermore with his wife Brenda. They have three sons and 3 daughters-in-laws: Tyler, & Kelly, Andy, & Sarah, Kevin, & Trisha, and their grandsons Gideon and Julien.
John Gilpin - Vice Chairman of the Board
John oversees Church Development which includes church wide strategic planning as well as stewardship and development of resources to support Cornerstone’s vision. John earned his MBA at UCLA and for 20 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as CFO before retiring in 2004. John and his wife Gail have lived in Pleasanton for 28 years near their daughter Laura’s family and their two grandchildren.
Clarence "CD" Davis - Board Member
CD came to Cornerstone in 2008. He is a native of Louisiana and he has lived and worked in many parts of the US as result of an 18 year career with Chevron Corporation. He currently operates his own company in Silicon Valley.
CD has a varied background in ministry and has been actively involved in church leadership for over thirty years. He has served numerous organizations, including nonprofit agencies and Christian organizations. He is currently on the Advisory Board of SF Bay Area Joni & Friends. He has a passion for meeting and engaging new people and also enjoys working closely with others in leadership positions in advancing the work of the Kingdom.
He and his wife, Phyllis currently live in San Ramon and have five children and three grandchildren.
Collin Lucas - Secretary of the Board
Collin Lucas oversees Cornerstone’s Operations which includes managing Finance, HR, IT and Facilities across all Cornerstone campuses. Collin has a heart for the church living up to its fullest redemptive potential. Prior to working at Cornerstone, Collin was an I.T. manager and management consultant with experience in Organization Development, Product Development and Project Management. Collin and his wife Denise have 4 children, Jonathan, Megan, Jack and Katie.
Al Moser - Treasurer of the Board
Al has lived in Dublin for 21 years and works at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a leader in Business Management. Al received his bachelors from Vanguard University and his Masters from UC, Berkeley. He has been married for 29 years to Debbie, and has a daughter attending Santa Clara University. Al has been part of Cornerstone Fellowship since the very beginning when the Bible study was in Steve and Brenda’s living room. Al launched the first Men’s Cornerstone Bible study, a group that still meets weekly for fellowship, the Word and prayer.
Mark Calcagno - Board Member
Mark oversees our New Hope and Care Teams. Our goal is to come alongside anyone who is burdened, broken, lost or in need, and make the love,hope, and restorative power of Jesus available to their lives. Care Ministry is expressed through ministries such as Counseling, Pastoral Care, Prison Ministry, Recovery Groups, Prayer Teams, and Ministries that reach out throughout the church and outside communities with help and support. We don’t want even one person to leave the Cornerstone campus without finding the help they need.
Ralph Saviano - Board Member
Ralph has lived in Brentwood for 23 years. He has owned and operated his Real Estate Development and Construction Company, located in Los Altos, for 35 years. He met his wife, Camille at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, where he received a degree in Business Management. Ralph’s first daughter Michelle, graduated from Azusa Pacific University, where third daughter Jamielynn is now a Senior. His second daughter Diann, graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University, where Emily, the fourth daughter now attends. Ralph has been involved in church leadership and youth ministry for over 20 years. He has a passion for outreach, manifested by his involvement in youth sports his entire adult life. He is currently coaching Varsity Basketball at Deer Valley High School.