Cornerstone Early Learning Center
Kristin ManteyMeet our Director – Kristin Mantey

Kristin is the director of Cornerstone and also is the lead teacher in the preschool room.  Kristin’s love for her Savior and for children led her to receive a Bachelor’s degree from Martin Luther College in 2007 with a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.  Kristin has served as a director and lead teacher at early learning centers in Winston-Salem, NC and Manhattan, KS.

Kristin comes from a large family.  Because her five siblings are spread throughout the United States, travel is one of her favorite things!  Her travels to visit family includes spending time with her 15 nieces and nephews.

Believing that children are a gift from God and that childcare is a partnership between the caregiver and parents, one of Kristin’s joys is supporting families.  She is readily available and eager to share and ideas and information with parents.  She is excited to be at Cornerstone and to partner with your family!

Infant Room Lead Teacher – Morgan Wallner

Morgan graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a focus on Human Development.  Morgan has been with the Cornerstone staff since October of 2014 and has enjoyed every minute!

In her free time, Morgan enjoys planning for her wedding which will be in October of 2015.  Additionally, she loves long distance running, reading, and spending time with her family.

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Toddler Room Lead Teacher – Rebecca Gervais

After graduating from Martin Luther College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, Rebecca joined the Cornerstone teaching staff.  Over the years, Rebecca gained much experience through part time work at an Early Learning Center in New Ulm, MN.

Rebecca is originally from Bloomer, WI.  She has a wide variety of hobbies and interests.  Some of these include making jewelry, drawing, and other artistic pursuits.  She also enjoys spending time outside when the weather is nice!

Staff Applications

Cornerstone is currently looking for qualified teachers, assistant teachers and aides.  If you would like to download an application, please click on this link.

Christ Lutheran Church Staff – Cornerstone is a ministry of Christ Lutheran Church

Pastor Matt Hennig

Pastor_MattPastor Matt is our Hugo campus pastor.  Matt has always believed in the benefit of a strong Christian education.  He was baptized into God’s family in June of 1980 and later attended a Lutheran Elementary School and Lutheran High School.  Matt continued his studies at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN.  There he graduated with his Bachelor of Arts.  After college Matt attended Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity.

In 2006, Christ Lutheran Church called Pastor Hennig to focus on outreach efforts in Hugo, youth ministry, and shared preaching and teaching responsibilities.  Matt and his wife Karen have been blessed with two young children and have been living in Hugo for the past 8 years.  Their family enjoys running, camping, hiking, traveling, and exploring God’s beautiful creation.  They are excited to be an active part of Christ Lutheran and Cornerstone’s ministry.

Pastor Jeff Mittelstadt

Pastor Mittelstadt was born and baptized into God’s family in Hartford, WI in 1967.  He grew up with his parents and two brothers on a farm outside the small town of Juneau, WI.  He staffpastorjeffgraduated from Northwestern Preparatory School and then from Northwestern College.  His instruction in God’s Word continued at Wisconsin Luther Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity.

Pastor Mittelstadt began his ministry at Resurrection Lutheran of Maumee, OH where he served 14 happy years.  In 2006, he joined the Christ Lutheran pastoral staff and focuses on elders, counseling and administration.  Jeff and his wife Krista have six children.  In addition to the joy of serving as a pastor, Jeff enjoys outdoor activities such as volleyball, soccer and a few leaps on the family trampoline!

stafftracymckeeTracy McKee

Tracy is our office administrator.  Tracy helps coordinate ministry between the two campuses and serves as a vital communication link.  Tracy attended Christ Lutheran School in NSP and later graduated from St. Croix Lutheran in West St. Paul.  She received her degree from Mankato State and joined the Christ Lutheran Staff in 2007.


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Mark is the principal for our K-8 school in North St. Paul.  Mark grew up in the small town of Medford, WI.  He comes from a long line of church workers.  His grandfather was a pastor and both parents were Christian Elementary School teachers.  He graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Mark has taught 6-7th grades in Milwaukee, 3rd-5th grades in Pomona, CA, and for the last 21 years has taught various grade levels at Christ Lutheran.  Mark is currently the 7th grade home room teacher and has been serving as principal of Christ Lutheran for the past 12 years. When the weather cooperates, Mark enjoys relaxing rides on his Harley.