The team subtitle.
Principal / Lecturer
Scot trained in environmental science and worked in biology / chemistry in the USA before coming to faith in Christ at 26. He then went to serve a mission in Haiti where he met and married Lydie. He did an M.A. in Intercultural Studies at Western Seminary. Scot and Lydie joined WEC International in 2001 and went to work in France. Scot did outreach amongst immigrants and international students, and he helped plant a church. He was then asked into leadership of the outreach branch of WEC in France and then for the sending base until the end of 2018.
BMC / Leadership
Arjan de Waaij
Arjan has a background in Mechanical Engineering. In 2006 he coordinated the building of a primary school in Zambia. From 2008-2010 he studied at Cornerstone and together with his wife and kids he spent five years in Burkina Faso and Mali. He was involved in church-planting and he set up a community center with a recording studio for radio programs. He joined Cornerstone staff in 2017 and will be involved in teaching and in maintenance. He enjoys windsurfing and making music.
Faculty / Leadership
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 as well as at the Academy for World Mission (Korntal) well prepared her for her start at Cornerstone in 2014. Relaxing for Renata often involves walking or patchwork.
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. Ingeborg is part of the leadership team, runs the Cornerstone administration office and teaches in some of the personal development modules. Martin and Ingeborg have three teenage children.
Academic Dean | Faculty
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 Institute in Guinea-Bissau. In 2001 Martin and Ingeborg moved to the Netherlands to join the Cornerstone staff. Martin is Academic Dean and teaches OT exegesis, interpersonal relationships, and discipleship.
Faculty | Librarian
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, which is now one of the missiology subjects he teaches at Cornerstone. He is also responsible for the library.
Finance | Faculty
(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 Azusa Theological School in Amsterdam. He completed his MA in Hermeneutics at London School of Theology in 2015. He and his wife Belinda joined the staff of Cornerstone in 2004. He lectures in the area of Biblical Studies and is responsible for the finances of the college.
Faculty | PR | New programme development
Tiago (BTh, BA, PGCert) is Brazilian. He has over 10 years professional experience in Marketing and Promotions, both in secular and Christian circles. He has completed missions training at Cornerstone, served with WEC in Senegal and worked as the Communications Director and Young Adults Pastor of Quinta Igreja, a large Presbyterian church in Brazil. Tiago is currently serving in faculty, PR, and in the development of new courses.