An authentic, creative telling of our story.

The Cornerstone University Marketing & Communications office is comprised of team members who genuinely believe in the mission and vision of this institution. It is our job to know this place - the students, faculty, and staff. We are here to grasp the essence of the university and to authentically and creatively portray CU to the rest of the world. We work with departments across campus to market Cornerstone through a vast array of mediums, including writing, photography, graphic design, videography, and web design.


Vice President for Advancement

  • Organizational Strategy
  • Tactical Marketing and Media Strategy
  • Production Management
  • Event Marketing and Management 

Bob Sack
M.B.A., Western Michigan University
B.B.A., University of Michigan

Media Relations/Project Manager

  • Publication Development
  • Writing
  • Editing and Fact-Checking
  • University Promotion
  • Project Management

Kelli B. Smith
B.A., San Diego State University

Art Director

  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Brand Development
  • Art Direction

Caroline Cahoon
Bible Certificate, Word of Life Bible Institute
B.A., Cornerstone University

Digital Content Manager & Grant Writer

  • Website management
  • Content Curation
  • Graphic Design implementation
  • Grant Writing

Kristina Garvelink
M.S.M., Cornerstone University
B.A., Taylor University


Marketing & Communications Office
Cornerstone University
1001 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids MI, 49525
Email |
Phone | 616.222.1421
Fax | 616.254.1621