The Cornerstone Board of Directors is a team of committed Christians who are dedicated to the glory of God and the fulfillment of the Great Commission through ministry to the body, soul and spirit of those in need. The Board’s activities are determined by the powers, duties, and responsibilities delegated to it or conferred on it by an authority outside itself as detailed in the bylaws of the Foundation. The officers, who are elected at the yearly General Board meeting, are: President-Jefferson McKenney, Secretary-Bruce Coble, and Treasurer-Wade Bishop.
Jeff and Rosanne founded the Cornerstone Foundation in 1992. Jeff, President of Cornerstone Foundation, is a surgeon who felt a clear call to medical missions as a teenager. He served as a surgeon in the US Navy for 9 years and practiced general vascular & thoracic surgery on the Gulf Coast of MS before moving to Honduras full time in 2000. Rosanne, who grew up as an MK in Italy, is a surgical and obstetric nurse, and directs the El Camino Bilingual School (founded 2003). They and their three children–Nate (12/4/91), Gabe (7/7/93) and Hannah (11/19/97) call Honduras home.
Bruce and Jill live in Murfreesboro, TN. Bruce has been a minister of the Gospel since 1978 when he became Assistant Pastor at The Lord’s Chapel in Brentwood, TN. They moved to Harare, Zimbabwe in 1984 where he was a teacher and the director of Africa Multinations for Christ Bible School. Upon returning to the States, he became a Missions Pastor in Smyrna, TN, a position he is currently serving in. Jill recently retired from teaching. She was a Middle School educator for 20 years, and for the last 7 she taught Social Studies to English Language Learners (ESL). They have two children: Matthew (wife, Vonda) and Jessica (husband, Allan) and one grandchild.
Jerry Caffey, founder and president of Caffey, Inc., has served as a construction coordinator and Board Member for The Cornerstone Foundation at Hospital Loma de Luz hospital in Balfate, Honduras since 1997. He also serves as a board member for Bethany Kids, a disabled children’s hospital in Kijabe, Africa. He has worked with Overtoun House in Scotland (since 2001) in its design and development as a home for unwed mothers, as well as a 5 year involvement with Casa Alleluia, an orphanage in St. Bartlome, Guatemala (1996 thru 2001). Jerry, his wife, Anna Lisa, and their four children live in Mississippi.
Jerry and Linda have been members of the Cornerstone Board of Directors since 2004. Jerry is retired from law enforcement and Linda is a retired special education teacher. They currently reside in southern Illinois, raising cattle and working with missionaries.
Dick first went on a short term mission trip to Loma de Luz in 2001 and he has been a board member for The Cornerstone Foundation since 2007. In his many succeeding trips to Loma de Luz, he has worked as everything from electrician to construction to dishwasher. Dick, retired from the Air Force, also worked for Mississippi Power for 22 years as a senior analyst. Dick and his wife, Linda, live in Ocean Springs, MS.
Sally has served as a Cornerstone Foundation Liaison, Communications Committee Chair, and as a Member of the Board of Directors for many years. She and her husband Joe and their three children live in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. She home schools her children, does editing work from her home, and teaches college and high school level classes on a part-time basis.
Kathleen is the Cornerstone Foundation Administrator