Our Staff

Our staff has a passion for loving and serving people.

The staff and leadership at Cornerstone Community Church is comprised of men and women who love the Lord and love serving others. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office: 775-831-6626.  Not sure who to contact? Email matthew@cornerstonecommunity.net.

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Tony Slavin

Senior Pastor

Hello, I am thrilled that you are checking out Cornerstone Community Church. My name is Tony Slavin and I have been the Pastor here since September of 2017. Prior to that I was a Pastor for 23 years at a church in Reno. My wife Theresa and I have 8 children and 8 grandchildren who bring us incredible joy. We are both very excited to be ministering here in beautiful North Lake Tahoe where we love all the outdoor activities, especially hiking and mountain biking. If I am not outdoors, then I am reading something in the area of biblical studies, historical theology, or philosophy. I enjoy a novel every once in a while, too; my favorite novelist is Stephen Lawhead. Check him out; you won’t regret reading him. If it is important to you, my education includes a BA in Theology from Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon (1991), and an MA in Exegetical Theology from Western Seminary, also in Portland (1993). Then I went back to Multnomah in 2011 and earned a ThM in Historical Theology with an emphasis in Patristic Theology. At Cornerstone, our desire is to live our lives in such a way that those who live in North Lake Tahoe will see the grandeur of our great God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Please, join us in this venture. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about our Church. I would love to hear from you.

Darrel-Wells

Darrel Wells

Creative Director

It’s a privilege to serve as Creative Director at Cornerstone Community Church. I had been a worship leader since 1990, and I now focus on creating new elements for a more dynamic, authentic worship experience when we gather and providing leadership and direction for all creative needs across the church. The goal is to ensure that our message glorifies our Lord, and equips and encourages our church family to grow in and share their faith with our community. Golf, fishing, and yard work are my hobbies (just my yard, though!). My beautiful wife, Janet, and I have seven wonderful kids that keep us busy and fulfilled. We are truly blessed!

Elaina Marchegger

Elaina Marchegger

Worship Director

Hello! My name is Elaina Marchegger and it is an honor and a blessing to serve the Cornerstone family through worship arts. I strive to provide a truth-filled, spirit-led, & distraction-free worship experience that creates a comfortable space for every person to praise Christ and encounter His presence. Though a Carson City native, I studied at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ, and received a B.A. in Worship Arts Ministry with a minor in Biblical Studies. Over the past 9 years, I have had the opportunity to lead worship in a variety of contexts: camp worship, middle and high school programs, local outreach ministries, and conferences, but my favorite place to worship and greatest calling is to the church. I feel so thankful I get to use my passions for music and ministry every day in such an incredible location, and I love every moment spent in worship together as a church community at Cornerstone.

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Gabe Cheadle

Youth Director

Hello! My personal walk with the Lord is what it is today thanks to my youth leaders who continuously poured into my life. I have served in youth ministry ever since and feel called to share the love of Christ with our North Tahoe youth and beyond. I am honored to serve our community and bring Christ into the center of our middle school and high school students’ lives.

Jessica-Umana

Jessica Umana

Children's Ministry Director

Hi, Lake Tahoe families and visitors! As Children’s Ministry Director, I am passionate about delivering children’s programming and events that are exciting, engaging, and applicable for children, parents, and volunteers. Our kids’ ministry team is committed to teaching biblical truths, exploring the loving nature of God the Father, and affirming our Christian faith. Our prayer is that we can spark a love of faith, love of learning about Jesus, and set every child up for a successful and loving relationship with our Creator and all those around us. I look forward to working with you and your family as we work together to raise our children up in the way they should go!

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Matthew Campbell

Church Administrator

Hello and thank you for stopping in to look at the amazing people I get to work with every day!! How can you not fall in love with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when you see how abundantly He is working in and fulfilling each of these people’s lives. I moved to the North Shore of Tahoe in 2002 and fell in love with its natural beauty, the people and the amazing weather we get to enjoy here all year long! I  have a degree in business administration from The University of Texas at San Antonio. I first came to the Lord when I was about 11 years old. My dream as a young boy was to be a pastor. Like so many of us, I fell away from my walk with Christ during my teens and young adult life only to be nudged many times by the Holy Spirit to come back to my Father, my Savior and my truest Friend, Jesus Christ. He is, after all, the only one, EVER, that will never stop listening to me, never stop loving me and never stop being there for me!! I love getting to do all the things that the church needs to get done to thrive within the community. Keeping the church on track, open and ready to serve the community at a moment’s notice is what it’s all about! We are eager to offer assistance in any way we are called on to help those in need. Please email or call if there is something on your heart that you would like us to know about.

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Dell Elias

Women's Ministry Leader

I was raised in Maryland, graduated from college, and figured I would live there forever until I met Bob! We’ve been married for 33 years and have lived in Incline for almost 25 years. Our daughters, Julie and Kristen, are the joy of our lives! The first Sunday after moving to Incline found our family at this church — though that was 4 church names ago! Though our daughters live out of state, our empty nest is never boring with our three golden retrievers.

I was raised in a wonderful Christian home, and my parents taught me through their role modeling about service and ministry in church. I am blessed to be a part of women’s ministry. My prayer is for every woman to find something special in this ministry. I believe that God has mighty plans for the women in our church and in our community!