Leadership

Pastors, Staff, & Church Leadership

Nathan Palmer

Senior Pastor

I have had the privilege of serving on the staff of churches since 2009. First in Iowa and most recently in Wisconsin for the past 9 years. Both in Associate Pastor roles interacting primarily with Students. January of 2022 is when we began our call of serving here at Cornerstone EFC. My family which includes my wife Tara and our children Brayden and Addison are excited to be able to call both Cornerstone and Owatonna home. I enjoy running (specifically training for marathons) and as a family we love to be active and to spend our summers trying to get out and go camping! We look forward to being able to meet you!

Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor

We are currently looking for our next Associate Pastor. We are narrowing down our search and hope to have the seat filled soon!

Tai Tolle

Office Administrator

I am originally from Indiana, and moved to Minnesota 14 years ago from Colorado. My husband, Josh, and I have two daughters and have attended Cornerstone EFC since 2013.  I have been the Administrative Assistant since August of 2020.  I spent the past decade homeschooling our daughters and coaching high school volleyball as well as helping to manage our small produce farm in Owatonna.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana and Masters Degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I feel extremely blessed to be a part of the Cornerstone family and to serve the community alongside my brothers and sisters in Christ. 

Eydie Hauer

Worship Director

Hi! I am Eydie Hauer and I have been the Worship Director since September, 2019. I have been involved with leading church music since I was 16 years old. I love bringing people together in praising our Lord. My husband, Greg and I have combined a large family including many grandchildren. Our dogs wouldn't understand a quiet household. I enjoy drawing, writing, pontoon rides, and motorcycle rides. If you would like to join in creating worship music, or helping with sound or livestream during services, reach out to me. New members are always welcomed!

Zachary Engel

IT/Social Media Director

I am from Owatonna, born and raised! I have been at Cornerstone since 2018 and it has been quite the journey. I have one daughter, Addison, and she is almost eight years old! I have been blessed with the talents that lead me to this position here and I absolutely love doing it for the glory of God! I hope to be able to get the word of the Lord into more and more hands by reaching out through our media. I am almost always available to answer questions and to help you make sure you can watch our services. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need help!