A multicultural team with solid mission experience
Cornerstone is run by a dedicated staff of WEC mission workers who feel called to the ministry of training people to be representatives of Christ in cross cultural mission work. Though all are well qualified for their specific jobs, staff members do not receive a salary but are supported by their churches and support groups. Because of this, college fees can be kept to a minimum.
The college is led by a leadership team: Elizabeth Stewart (Principal), Michael Eijgenraam and Ingeborg Till. The staff and leadership team are accountable to the Cornerstone Board.
(B.Ed),Elizabeth qualified as a teacher and did two years of Bible College at the Faith Mission, Edinburgh. She later engaged in further studies at Belfast Bible College and by extension through Global University, Missouri. She joined the WEC team in Thailand in 1981 where she was involved primarily in church planting and local leadership development […]
(BA, MA, PGCE) finished his theology studies at London Bible College in 1992 and completed his PGCE at London University a year later. He worked as a Religious Education teacher and head of RE in a secondary school in England. In 1996 he returned to the Netherlands to work in financial administration and part-time at […]
From 1992 to 1994, Belinda worked on the Doulos, a ship of Operation Mobilisation, and saw many different harbours in Asia and Africa. She returned to the Netherlands to train and work as a business secretary. Her last job before coming to Cornerstone in 2004 was at ZOA, a Christian organisation that aims to help […]
Wolfgang (MTh equivalent) studied theology in Basel, Tübingen and Wuppertal and was ordained as pastor of the Protestant Church of the Rhineland. In 1991 he joined WEC and went to the north of Ghana. His emphasis was on theological training of lay leaders (TEE.). He also advised on the dependency problem between mission and church, […]
Martin (MTh) is an ordained pastor of the Evangelische Landeskirche in Württemberg (Germany), where he served two parishes from 1982-1987. In 1988 he was seconded to WEC International. After Portuguese language study he served eleven years in Guinea-Bissau. He was involved in discipleship-ministry and theological training and helped to set up the first resident Bible […]
Ingeborg is a Paediatric Nurse. From 1989-1992 she studied at Cornerstone. In 1993 she joined WEC-International, learned Arabic and served as a midwife in the Middle East. In 1996 she married Martin. They worked together in Guinea-Bissau for four years. Ingeborg knows the challenges of working abroad as a single, as married and as mother. […]
Paul (BA, BS, MM, MABS, MDiv), has worked with several organizations including: Life Ministry Kenya (teaching evangelism and discipleship); Word of Life Hungary (Intern staff for the Bible Institute); FCBC USA (youth pastor); TTU & CIU (football coach); and SAE Church (adult Sunday School teacher). He completed his theological and seminary studies in the USA. […]
Sabine is a licensed optician by profession and has lived and served in Israel, Hungary and USA. At Cornerstone she is involved in mentoring. Paul and Sabine have two sons, Jeremiah Paul (born 2012) and Samuel Joshua (2014), as well as a daughter Claris Praise (2016).
The Netherlands - Canada
Peter (B.Th., M.S.Sc., D.Th.) is Dutch-Canadian. He studied theology at Prairie Bible Institute (Canada) and the University of South Africa, and Social Science at Syracuse University (New York). He also has diplomas in linguistics and TESOL. He and Anna have had to learn several languages, and Peter has taught language acquisition for MissionPrep (Toronto) for […]
Ireland - Canada
Anna (B.A., Diplomas in Bible and Administration) is Irish-Canadian. Before marriage Anna worked for six years in Nigeria and Sudan in the administration of medical outreach programs. Then together with Peter she served in the Middle East as the librarian and translation coordinator for a theological training program. She works in administration and guest services […]
Joyce worked from 1995 at different institutions as a professional cook. In 2007 she joined the Doulos (OM Ships International) for two-and a half year. While working on board as the chief cook, she visited many different countries and worked with cross-cultural teams. Joyce works as promotions and events manager.
New Zealand - The Netherlands
Renata (MA ICS/TEFL, MA ITE) has lived more than half of her life away from her home country of New Zealand. She studied at Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina, USA as well as Columbia’s European Campus in Korntal, Germany. Three years in Yokkaichi, Japan as an English teacher and working at Bodenseehof in Germany […]
France - Switzerland
Olivier (B.Sc. equivalent in IT, B.Sc. in micro-engineering) discovered the need of IT specialists in Christian organizations during his first 5 months-long volunteer work in 2012. In June 2014 and since then, he committed himself to help Cornerstone in the area of system and network administration. In addition, since summer 2016, he is coordinating the […]
Jan (B.Sc), trained for three years at the Reformed Bible School ‘De Wittenberg’ in Zeist, The Netherlands. Then he studied Tropical Agriculture & Rural Development, at ‘Larenstein’ International Agricultural College in Deventer, The Netherlands. He spent a year in the South of the Philippines with OMF serving among the Manobo. He was also involved in […]
Guest Lecturers at Cornerstone
We have the privilege of welcoming several guest lecturers each year who share their mission experience and expertise with us and our students. To give an impression, a short introduction of some of our regular guest lecturers.
Günther Beck – Germany
Günther (born 1957) studied theology at Erlangen University and Basel, and is at present public relations referent with German Missionary Fellowship (DMG) and in part time runs his own business. He lived, studied and worked for some 25 years in the Arab World and developed TEE-curricula for Radio School of the Bible. Being both theologian and businessman, his main interest lies in “Faith Applied to Real Life”.
Uwe Hutter – Spain
Uwe Hutter (Th.M and D.Div.) studied Theology at STH, Basel, Switzerland from 1978-1983. Worked 2 years for the Geneva Bible Societies translating parts of the NT from Greek to German. Since 1986 he is a missionary with WEC International in Spain: three church planting projects in and around Madrid. From 1993 to 2015 ordinary professor at SEFOVAN Bible Institute in Madrid, teaching OT, Hebrew (modern and old), Angelology, Christology and Contemporary Theology. Now ordinary professor at the FTCR (Facultad Teológica Cristiana Reformada) in Madrid and Las Palmas. Pastor of an evangelical church in Las Rozas, Madrid and President of the Theological Commission of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance.
Kyung Hwa Lee – South Korea
BA, MA in Missiology, PGCE) has been a resident lecturer at Cornerstone and at Worldview, the WEC training college in Australia. From 1996-2003, she worked in Vietnam and was involved in TEE, discipleship training and teaching English. Before her time in Vietnam, she was a lecturer in India, an MK teacher in Africa and a Youth Pastor in Korea. She now travels for her teaching and coaching ministry and regularly brings her wide experience to Cornerstone as a guest lecturer for our Intercultural Studies modules.
Heike Tiedeck – Germany
(MA ICS). She lived in France and England, and travelled in the Philippines and Egypt, before marrying Wolfgang in 1995. She accompanied him to Ghana and helped in the TEE ministry, as well as serving as field treasurer and health advisor. Their son Dominik was born in 1997. She teaches in the area of Intercultural Studies.
Michael Ross-Watson – U.K.
Michael became a Christian in 1963. He studied at Cliff College and joined WEC in 1972. With his wife, Esther, he served with WEC in Indonesia for ten years. He began an itinerant teaching and preaching ministry across Asia, and other parts of the world that continued until 2001. After a period of pastoring a church and representing WEC in London, he returned to an itinerant ministry in 2006. He continued to minister regularly for 28 years at the Church of our Saviour [Anglican], Singapore. Michael and Esther are chaplains to the WEC UK community in Bulstrode.