Our Team

Pastor Ryan Ackerman

Pastor Ryan Ackerman

Senior Pastor

Ryan and his wife Krista are Massachusetts natives with a strong love for the North Shore.  After receiving his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Ryan and his family helped plant a church in the westernmost neighborhoods of Boston proper where Ryan served as the Discipleship Pastor.  The Ackermans are excited to be serving the North Shore  as part of the Cornerstone Church family.  Ryan enjoys reading, hiking, skiing, playing with his kids, meeting friends for coffee, and following Boston sports. Ryan and Krista have three children, Micah, Jackson, and Charlotte.
Lisa Biggar

Lisa Biggar

Administrative Assistant

Raised in Danvers, Lisa has deep roots on the North Shore and a passion for the people here. While Lisa blesses our church family with her administrative gifts, above all, she loves the Lord and she loves people. When she’s not spending time with her friends or her three daughters, Lisa enjoys real-estate, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and reading on the beach. 
Emily Jones

Emily Jones

Praise Team Director

Emily and her husband, Chris, live in Beverly with their two children, Matthew and Kirsten, ages 15 and 13. In addition to homeschooling their children and teaching private piano lessons, Emily has been the Praise Team Director at Cornerstone for the past 5 years.  As a graduate from Gordon College with degrees in Elementary Education and Music, Emily enjoys working with the Praise Team and coordinating weekly worship services. In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, walking her dog, hanging out with her family, and gardening.