Alexis Lima, Co-President & Special Events Coordinator

Hello! My name is Alexis Lima and I am the president and special events coordinator for Cornerstone. I am senior psychology major and Spanish minor from Orange County. I have been a part of Cornerstone since my freshman year and have loved every service opportunity, worship, and meal since! This past January we even were able to travel to Arizona for our annual mission trip! This year we have a lot of great events on and off campus planned this year such as bible study, hiking, and worship every Sunday on campus. Cornerstone is truly a welcoming environment for everyone here at UAlbany. Don’t be hesitant to stop by and join us for worship!

Caitlin Briggs, Co-President & Outreach Coordinator

Hello, my name is Caitlin Briggs and I am a Co-President of Cornerstone Campus Ministry.  I am a senior psychology major and I have been active with Cornerstone since my first semester.  I have always been involved with many groups on campus, but the Cornerstone family is by far the warmest and most supportive!  Cornerstone invites any student, no matter the background, to take part in our worship, programs, and community service.  Our worship and events are tailored to help foster students’ growth in their faith and beyond.  Our community service opportunities include supporting the local Albany community, as well as life-changing mission trips around the U.S.   We can’t wait to see what the 2016-17 year holds for us!

Aileen Eagleton, Vice Pesident and Bible Study Coordinator

Hi I'm Aileen, and I was born in Brooklyn, New York. I moved to Pougkeepsie 13 years ago but I love the city! I am a Junior, and a chemistry major. I am the Vice President of Cornerstone. I came to Cornerstone as a freshman and it has really helped me grow as a person. The people in Cornerstone really are welcoming and care about serving those in need. The mission trips we partake in are an amazing experience along with all the service and activities we do in our community. I can't wait to kick off this year and meet you guys! 

Emma Benz, Treasurer

Hi! I'm Emma Benz from Rochester, NY. I'm in my junior year here at Albany, studying to be a teacher from Rochester, NY. This is my second year as treasurer for Cornerstone. I started coming to Cornerstone January 2015 since I wanted to continue my spiritual journey. However, I soon learned there are so many great opportunities to contribute--not only to Cornerstone and the University, but the city of Albany and other places too-- it's hard not to join in on the fun! It's filled with so many great people, and Sandy is the bomb, so it's easy to find your place here. You really develop a family away from home. So come on and drop by to see for yourself the awesomeness that is Cornerstone!

Emma Thrasher, Secretary

Hello!  My name is Emma, and I am the secretary for Cornerstone.  I am a sophomore majoring in Political Science and History, and minoring in English and Philosophy.  I plan to go to law school after graduation.  I am from a small town outside of Binghamton NY, and this will be my second year here in Albany.  Cornerstone has been one of my favorite parts of attending UAlbany!  It is a very friendly and welcoming environment, in which each member is supported and cared for.  Community service and ministry is a vital part of Cornerstone.  I joined my first semester freshman year, and have no regrets.  I look forward to meeting all of you who are interested in getting involved!

Christine Bloecker, Mission and Service Coordinator

Welcome to Cornerstone! I’m Christine Bloecker (bleh-ker), and I am the Mission and Service Coordinator for Cornerstone and a third year grad student in climate studies working on my Master’s degree. I grew up in Chester, Virginia, but my passion for weather & forecasting brought me to Albany and I earned my B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences here in 2014. I loved Albany and Cornerstone so much, I decided to stay for my graduate studies! I joined Cornerstone in my freshman year and fell in love with the group so, when I heard I could be a part of the planning for our volunteer & mission planning, I sprang at the opportunity in my sophomore year. (And yes, I’ve been doing it for seven whole years!) In my personal life, I am a shameless geek who is obsessed with Pokemon and enjoys digital drawing, video games, cosplaying, role playing, and making bad puns. I’m always around for talking so if you ever would like to know something or just chat, send me a text or email!

Rebecca Butler, Admistrative Assistant,

Hey there! I'm Becca Butler and I am one of the Administrative Assistant for Cornerstone. I am from Northern NY near the thousand Island area. This is my senior year at UAlbany. I am currently studying forensic chemistry and criminal justice. I joined Cornerstone the second semester of my freshman year and  so happy I chose to attend my first Sunday worship! Everyone in this group is so friendly and  helped me find my home away from home on campus. After my first service I soon got involved in as much as I could. There is so much to get involved in, between food and faith, worship, and other volunteer opportunities. Cornerstone has made my experience here at Albany one of the best! I can't wait to meet any of you who want to get involved, and I hope this year is great for you!

Cate Strebing, Outreach Coordinator,

Hi! My name is Cate, and I am originally from Columbus, Ohio. I am a senior studying social welfare with a minor in psychology. I am an outreach coordinator at Cornerstone, which I have been involved with for a year. Through Cornerstone, I have met amazing people and have gained lifelong friends. I have also been able to be a part of many amazing service and volunteer opportunities, which have been not only fun, enjoyable, and educational, but also beneficial to my academic success and spiritual development. Cornerstone is a wonderful way to gain a presence in Albany as well as on campus. Hope to see you at worship! 

Laura Thomas, Worship Coordinator,
Hey my name is Laura, I am the Worship Coordinator at Cornerstone Campus Ministry. I am from Brooklyn, an Economics major third year student and I am the Vice President of Haitian Student Association and a liturgical dancer for Angelic Vessels of Praise. One fun activity I did this year was make snow cones for a charity event which was a fun and amazing experience. Come join us!! 

Staff (Provided by the Protestant Campus Ministry at Chapel House)

Rev. Sandy Damhof, Director
Protestant Campus Ministry at the Interfaith Center, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222
Office: 518-489-8573 x 26 Cell: 518-495-0029

Sandy is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ. She has served churches in the Bronx, NY and Delmar, NY and now resides in Albany with her husband, Curt and Remmer, the dog.  She has served as the Director of the Protestant Campus Ministry since 2003. She has experience in contemporary worship, outreach/evangelism, small group ministry and spiritual formation.  She also serves as the founding pastor of Journey United Church of Christ in Glenmont.  

Dan Klob, Music Director