Emma Thrasher, President and Administrative Assistant emthrasher@albany.edu

Hello! My name is Emma, and I am Cornerstone’s President and Administrative Assistant. I am a Senior majoring in Political Science and English, with minors in History 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 fourth 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!

Benitha Muyizere, Vice President and Service Coordinator, bmuyizee@albany.edu

Hello.  I'm Benitha.  I am an international student from Rwanda but currently living in Queens, NY.  I'm a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on the Pre-med Track and minoring in Business.  I am a Cornerstone Peer Minister and I have always enjoyed the fun environment that we create for everyone in our group.  I hope that you will join us so that we can share God's love and have fun together.  I look forward to seeing you!!!

Beverly Guarnieri, Public Relations, bguarnieri@albany.edu

I always look forward to fellowship with my brother and sister’s in Cornerstone. It is an inclusive community in which you can always rely on. I believe in Jesus’s amazing impact in our lives and I want to share that with you! You are always welcome in the Interfaith center, please contact me if you have any questions. God Bless!  Hi! I’m Beverly and I joined Cornerstone my freshman year. I now live in Albany, but I grew up in Texas and Nova Scotia, Canada. I am Pre-med and majoring in Biology and Mathematics.

Brendan Murtagh, Treasurer, brendanj1@verizon.net

Hi, I'm Brendan.  Im a sophomore and I double major in Accounting and History.  I am the treasurer, as well as one of the Bible study coordinators this year.  I got involved with Cornerstone my freshman year.  Everyone is very friendly and welcoming; it is a great way to meet people and serve the community.  I'm looking forward to another great year!

Emmanuella Osusu-Ampaw, eowusuampaw@albany.edu

Hello everyone!  My name is Emmanuella, and I am the secretary for Cornerstone Protestant Campus Ministry.  I was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa but reside in the Bronx.  I am a sophomore majoring in Biology (Pre-Med track) and minoring in Globalization.  Cornerstone is a place that develops individuals to be instruments of peace, love and unity.  These characteristics attracted me to this ministry and I hope you see it too.  Stay blessed!

Laura Thomas, Worship Coordinatortlaura26@gmail.com

Hey my name is Laura, I am the Worship Coordinator at Cornerstone Campus Ministry. I am from Brooklyn, an Economics major. One fun activity I did this year was my first mission trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana we help survivors rebuild their homes. You name it we did it flooring, drywall, fiberglass installation, sanding, muffing, indoor & outdoor priming/painting. This was an amazing experience both intellectual and spiritual. Come join us!!

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

Rev. Sandy Damhof, Director
Protestant Campus Ministry at the Interfaith Center, Campus Center #346, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222
Office: 518-442-5591 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.  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