Our Staff

We Are A Family committed to serving with integrity and loving Gods 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 born 2008 and Ashlynn born 2010. 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. 

Associate Pastor – Chris Martin 

Chris is married and has 6 great kids, 4 boys and 2 girls. He says family was the first institution God created therefore it must be very important. Along with spending time with his family he likes to take walks into the mountains and enjoying creation. Other interests are politics and religion, the 2 great taboos when having a conversation. Chris believes that in order to know someone you must spend time with them. So if you see him walking through the woods, around his home or even in the car and he seems to be talking to someone, he is talking with God.

Discipleship Pastor – Trent Burton 

Trent was born and raised for most of his life in Kalispell, MT and came on staff at Cornerstone in the spring of 2021 following God’s call on his life.  He started walking with Jesus at age 8 and has been pursuing his relationship with Him ever since.  He attended Stillwater Christian School for high school and graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.  Trent and his wonderful wife Kelsey, have been married since 2015 and have two young blessings from The Lord, Asher and Isabella.  Trent’s interests include hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping in The Big Sky Country.  His heart’s passion is seeing men and women be who they are called to be in and through their relationship with Christ as they shed the weight of sin that so easily entangles and run the Christian race with endurance. 

 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.

Youth Pastor – Elisa Degerness

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 working on her degree in substance abuse counseling, wandering through the woods, or hanging out with friends. 

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. 


mail us

P.O. box 10277

Kalispell Mt, 59904


Call Us

(406) 752-4088