Cornerstone Kids Staff & Leadership

  • Mrs. Jenny Marsalese

    children's ministry director

    Favorite Bible Verse:  2 Corinthians 5:17 (Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here.)
    Why?  I love knowing that I am brand new in Jesus.
    Favorite Color: Blue
    Favorite thing about working in Children's Ministry? Watching a child’s eyes light up when they learn the truth about Jesus.
    Tell another fun fact about you. I love to play games and am very competitive.

  • Ms. Sarah Kovach

    assistant children's ministry director

    Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:4-9 (4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.)

    Why?: This world is beautiful and filled with so many of God's wonderful creations, but this world is also evil and filled with negativity. We are constantly being bombarded with negativity in the media, online, and our daily lives. These Bible verses in Philippians are a good daily reminder to focus on the things from above because there are so many blessings from God! 
    Favorite Color: Pink
    Favorite thing about working in Children's Ministry?: I love interacting with the children and seeing them get excited about Jesus! I also love when they get excited to see me! My favorite thing is when a child sees me at church, but  I don't happen to see them and they make a point to go out of their way to say hi to me or hug me! It melts my heart every time! 
    Tell another fun fact about you: I have a twin brother!

  • mrs. joanne fitz

    Wednesday night coordinator

    Favorite Bible Verse:  Philippians 4:13 (I can do all things through  Him who gives me strength.)
    Why?:  It gives me strength when I feel weak.
    Favorite Color: Purple
    Favorite thing about Working in Children's Ministry: Seeing the smiling faces of the kids and the sparkle in their eyes when they get the message being taught
    Tell another fun fact about you. I love to kayak!

  • Mrs. Pam Hill

    Saturday Night Preschool Coordinator

    Favorite Bible Verse: Hebrews 12:1-3(Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our that you will not grow weary and lose heart.)

    Why?: We are so blessed to be in a country where we can serve God freely, but too often we allow things to get in our way and we lose hope. But if we work as a team with other disciples of Christ and remember those gone before us, and fix our eyes on Jesus, we, too, can be an incredible witness of the grace and truth of the gospel!

    Favorite Color: Red

    Favorite thing about working in Children's Ministry: The kids, the parents, and the people I get to work with. It's teamwork that helps to strengthen families with the truth and the love of Christ!!!

    Tell another fun fact about you. I graduated from a Bible college in Seattle, WA, with a degree in Youth and Family and Biblical Studies. Those 5 years were foundational for my faith and living it out! I spent my last year traveling the USA with 5 other people doing concerts and youth retreats! We were called Servant Song!

  • mrs. jac minor

    saturday night preschool coordinator

    Favorite Bible Verse:  1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (Love is patient and kind; love does not boast; it is not arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never ends.  As for prophecies; they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.)  
    Why?: It was a reading at my husband Aaron and I's wedding ceremony and also in the vows we made to one another.
    Favorite Color: Teal
    Favorite thing about working in Children's Ministry: For me, one of the most important parts of my role here at Cornerstone is not only to share my love of Jesus but helping the children to learn His lessons and integrate them into their daily lives.
    Tell another fun fact about you. I love the Dave Matthews Band!

  • mrs. Lindsey mcguire

    sunday 9 am preschool coordinator

    Favorite Bible Verse:  John 3:16  (For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.)
    Why?: There is no greater love than God's love. He sent his only Son to die on the cross for OUR sins. It is the promise of life eternal with him - the promise of a life free from pain, full of joy and peace.
    Favorite Color: HOT PINK!
    Favorite thing about working in Children's Ministry:  There are so many special moments in Children's ministry. My favorite would have to be seeing the pure joy in children's eyes when they are learning about Jesus! There is this look of amazement in their eyes when you relate the love Jesus has for us to them that never gets old. I also enjoy seeing the look of excitement on parents' face when they see that their child(ren) have a safe and fun place to learn about Jesus!
    Tell another fun fact about you. I am a West Virginia University fanatic! I love their football team and marching band!

  • mr. rich kappel

    sunday 11 am preschool coodinator

    Favorite Bible Verse:  Jeremiah 29:11 (For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.)
    Why?:  It helps me to keep my perspective when facing challenges.
    Favorite Color: Penn State Blue
    Favorite thing about working in Children's Ministry? Tea Parties with the two-year-olds classroom
    Tell another fun fact about you. My newest hobby is "wooden furniture makeovers."

  • mrs. nicole payne

    volunteer coordinator

    Favorite Bible Verse:  Song of Solomon 4:7 (You're altogether beautiful, my love, there is no flaw in you.)
    Why?:  It reminds me every day how beautiful I am in God's eyes! It helps to build my self-confidence.  
    Favorite Color: Pink
    Favorite thing about working in Children's Ministry? I LOVE to see the smiles on the kids' faces. Seeing them walk through the doors ready to learn about Jesus is such an amazing feeling.  
    Tell another fun fact about you. I won a state championship in high school for softball and I can juggle 2-3 items.  

  • Mrs. Daphne Zeigler

    Children's ministry support coordinator

    Favorite Bible Verse: John 14:1-3 (Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.)

    Why? Before I gave my life to Christ this was the first scripture I memorized as a child. I realized as an adult that God was always with me through this scripture. Even though I didn’t grow up In a Christian home this scripture was always in my heart and I knew that there was a place I belonged.
    Favorite Color: black
    Favorite thing about working in Children's Ministry? I love that I get to watch the next generation build their own faith. They challenge me and help me to grow in my walk with God with their amazing questions. It is also so much FUN!!!

    Tell another fun fact about you. I love going on mission trips, it is something I pray I get to do for a very long time.

  • Mrs. Colleen Kauffman

    Administrative Assistant

    Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 12:2 (Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.)

    Why?: It helps me focus on how God wants me to act and think and not be as heavily influenced by what's going on around me.

    Favorite Color: Teal

    Favorite thing about working in Children's Ministry? I love building relationships and watching kids grow in their faith and relationship with Jesus!

    Tell another fun fact about you. I love to play board games and read.