Cornerstone church

Church Staff

STEVEN CARNE

Senior Pastor

Steven first encountered the Gospel at age 16 in Southern California. Shortly thereafter, he was given faith to believe in Christ and a heart to rejoice in his God. Since then, he has attempted to live, through the enabling of the indwelling Spirit, a life of joyful submission and passionate obedience, in order that his Father may be displayed as glorious, righteous and worthy. In pursuit of this end, Steven has pastored God’s people since 1998. Along the way he has earned a Master’s Degree from Duke University and a M.Div. and Th.M. from Southeastern Baptist Seminary. Steven finds great delight in backpacking, coffee, growing his beard and Duke victories over UNC; though his greatest earthly joy is found in the company of his bride, Allegra, and their eight young children.

JOSH MILLER

Pastor to Children and Students

Josh grew up in the church, but it was not until high school that he followed Christ. It was in college at Middle Tennessee State University that God began changing the desires and affections of Josh’s heart. While pursuing an aviation career the Lord altered Josh’s plan calling him to serve Christ’s bride, that is the church, full-time. Upon graduation Josh and Jessica were married and then moved to Wake Forest, NC in 2006 in preparation for ministry. It was at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary that God saw fit to grow the Miller clan. God has richly blessed the Millers with five wonderful children! Josh enjoys reading while drinking coffee and playing anything with a ball (especially soccer and golf).

CODY SNYDER

Pastor/Lovettsville Church Planter

Cody was raised in a Christian home in Central Pennsylvania where he heard and believed the gospel at a young age. As a teenager, the Lord gave Cody the desire to pursue the pastorate. In preparation for ministry, Cody attended Appalachian Bible College where he met his wife, Emily. In 2014, they were married and moved to Louisville, KY where Cody attended Southern Seminary. Upon graduating seminary in the Spring of 2018, it became clear that Cody wanted to be in a place where he could continue to grow in his desire to pastor. This led the Snyders to HBC in the Fall of 2018. Cody and Emily are blessed with two kids, Ella and Grayson.

DAWN COCHRAN

Church Administrator and Music Director

Dawn is a native of Loudoun County and grew up in the town of Hamilton. After graduating from Loudoun Valley High School she attended The King’s College in Briarcliff Manor, NY and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. Dawn first came to HBC in October 1983 as part-time director of music and youth. She also taught choral music in the county for twelve years. She completed her Master’s Degree in Music Education from Shenandoah University in 2000. In August 2004 she became full-time as Church Administrator and Music Director.  During the Spring of 2020 she completed her Doctor of Worship Studies degree through Liberty University.  Her greatest joy is directing the HBC Choir and the leading the congregation in corporate worship.

ERIN RICKARDS

Administrative Assistant

Erin has been a member of the HBC administrative staff since 2001.  She has been blessed to see God’s faithfulness on display in His church here in Hamilton over the years.  Erin makes her home in beautiful Harpers Ferry, WV where her adult children live nearby.  She is a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Shenandoah Junction where she leads the women’s ministry team, serves on the Missions Committee and volunteers on the AV team.

EVELYN GILLIS

Office Assistant

Evelyn is the newest member of the staff of HBC serving as the Office Assistant. She grew up in the area and has attended HBC since she was a small girl. She graduated from Loudoun Valley High School and received a bachelor’s degree in Fish Conservation from Virginia Tech. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, gardening and refining her art skills.