Our Staff

We are a family committed to serving with integrity and loving God's people. As a Ministry team we strive to lead as Jesus led, as frontrunners who are calling everyone to their full potential in Christ.

 Pastor – Luke Knoll

Luke is a Montanan; though not born in Montana, he has lived here most of his life. He enjoys spending time with his family and all the things Montanan’s enjoy like hunting, fishing , hiking, 4 wheeling and snowmobiling. Luke has been married to Marci since 2004. They have 2 beautiful gifts from God, Malachi and Ashlynn. When you meet Luke for the first time whether it be at Cornerstone Church or at the grocery store you’ll see a big man that loves God with all his heart and seeks to please Him. He likes to have fun and just hang out with friends. When he teaches you’ll hear and see the passion he has for the Word of God.


 Children’s Programs Coordinator – Laura Gardner

Ron and Laura Gardner have attended the Church since 1987. These childhood sweethearts have been married for over 30 years and have three adult children.  Melissa, Whitney and Logan.  They have a passion for teaching children and serving the Lord in whatever way is needed.  Laura has a wonderful gift for organization and teaching.

Associate Pastor – Elisa Huenink

Elisa has been working with youth since 2016 and a part of Cornerstone Church since 2011. Her passion is to help people find how their story fits in God’s big story. Her favorite way to do that is through camps and retreats, but small groups are also up there on the list. If she’s not at the church you could find her playing darts with her husband Daynne, wandering through the woods, or hanging out with friends

Office Administration and Small Group Coordinator – Marci Knoll

Marci was born and raised in Washington.  While there, she graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing.  She moved to Montana 20 years ago to be with her husband, Luke. Together they have two wonderful children, Malachi and Ashlynn.

Marci is working in our office administration and with our small groups.  When she is not at the church, she can be found cheering her kids on at sporting events, thrifting, taking walks or spending time with her family.

Treasurer and Prayer Ministry Facilitator – Colleen Donohoe

Colleen grew up in Plains and lived in Washington and California prior to returning to Montana, the place that has always felt like home, in 2008. While living in Spokane, WA, she got her law degree at Gonzaga University School of Law, has practiced law in the Flathead Valley since 2008 and has been self-employed since 2020.

Colleen started attending Cornerstone in 2008 and quickly felt like a part of the Cornerstone family. She became the church treasurer in 2011 and in 2023 became the prayer ministry facilitator. She is excited to see how God will grow the prayer ministry at Cornerstone and loves to see lives transformed through prayer and deepening relationships with Christ.


Dawn Kauffman


Church Structure

Servant Leaders

Each ministry is represented on the board of servant leaders. 

Board of Elders

Five elders currently sit on this board, including the head pastor.

State Board

We have board members from all across western MT including Eureka, Whitefish, Big sandy, Plains, and Great falls.