Staff at Cornerstone University

Matthew Westerholm

Director of Worship Arts; Dean of Chapel


Spiritual Formation


Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (anticipated 2016)

M.A., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

B.A., Trinity International University

Westerholm oversees university chapel, including speakers, topics, liturgical elements and worship bands. He also teaches a few courses in music and regularly speaks in chapel. 

In 2012, Matthew received the Baker Book House Award. Matthew Westerholm co-published a chapter with Joel Beeke in “A Pruitan Theology: Doctrine for Life.” He also has published an article, “The ‘Cream of Creation’ and the ‘Cream of Faith’: The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Assurance in Puritan Thought.”

Matthew enjoys classical jazz, puritan authors and comic books. He is also interested in songwriting and gospel music.


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