It has been a down week blogging this week. Hopefully, I will get to write down some of the things I have been thinking about this week. One reason I have struggled finding time to write this week is that our church has welcomed a new pastor. We are very excited to have Luke Rosenberger come and join the staff at Cornerstone Bible Church. After months of pouring through resumes, phone calls, and face to face interviews, the elders of CBC were pleased to bring Luke as a candidate before the body as the Pastor of Family Ministries. In early July, the body at CBC graciously confirmed that God was leading him to this position.
Luke met his wife Laura while they were both attending Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA. On May 31st, they celebrated their 9th anniversary. They have been blessed with four daughters: Madison (7), Haylie (4), Alaina (3), and Nora (10 months). Luke grew up outside of Grand Rapids, MI, and recently lived in Byron, MI.
We are thrilled to have him, as we believe that his unique mix of giftedness is what our church needs at this time. He has worked in student ministries, either part-time or full-time since 2001. He is a gifted teacher who values relationships with people. But we believe that the most important characteristic of Luke is that he is a man of character who loves the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I am personally excited to have someone I truly long to serve along side (even though he is a Michigan fan). If you are part of CBC, I would ask you to continue to pray for him in this ministry as he is hitting the ground running this week. I know his goal is to be used by God to see His gospel spread throughout Geauga county and the world. I can't wait to see how that fleshes out in real life.