Cornerstone’s Mission is to help women choose physical life for their unborn children and eternal life for their own souls, to promote abstinence, and educate people about sexually transmitted diseases; and heal the broken hearts of those suffering the effects of a past abortion.
- Speaking truth with love and compassion about abortion and walking in sexual integrity.
- Offering the hope of eternal life and Christ’s healing power to wounded hearts.
- Sharing life-giving encouragement and education throughout a crisis pregnancy.
Empowering individuals to embrace life-honoring choices.
These life-honoring choices go beyond saving the life of the baby, which is major and one of the prime reason we exist. It goes beyond the spiritual, emotional, perhaps even physical life of the mother, beyond the father who feels lost and abandoned by his own father and does the same to his child. It goes to the core of whom we are created to be, and, in whose image, we are created in. We are created in the image of the Most High God. We are called by Him to be vessels of honor for His splendor.
Cornerstone is helping to educate and equip a generation to make choices that honor the life God gave, the relationships they are in and the world around them. To recognize God’s word as being the only source of truth for life in this world, while understanding something may appear true it may not be God’s truth for them. Like abortion, it is true that abortion is legal, but it is not God’s truth for righteousness and holy living. The consequence of that choice, abortion, based on the world’s standard of what is a truth just leads to more death and destruction.
Adrian joined Cornerstone’s board of directors in 2005, and currently serves as Board President. Adrian contributes a wealth of legal and financial expertise to the ministry. In addition to his legal practice, Adrian is a Chartered Advisor in PhilanthropyTM and a Certified Financial Plannertm specializing in Estate and Charitable Planning for families and business owners.
Adrian earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Management from Dickinson College, as well as his JD and MBA from Temple University. He is a member of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, New York and American Bar Associations, as well as the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy.
Adrian married his high school sweetheart, Julie, in 2003, and they reside in Lititz with their three children. Adrian’s family attends and actively serves a local church in the area. Adrian enjoys sports, mentoring younger men, and, most of all, spending time with family and friends.
Jim began his ministry with Pregnancy Resources at Cornerstone in 2010. He currently serves as Pastor of Administration & Ministries in his Church. Jim earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree and his Master of Business Administration degree from Shippensburg University, and he has a Master Divinity degree from Moody Graduate School in Chicago. Jim has worked with prolife ministries in both Pennsylvania and Michigan. Jim and his wife were married in 1987 and have three daughters. Jim enjoys disc golf, hiking, reading, and spending time with family.
Chris joined the board in 2015. Chris works in the family owned business.
While attending Shippensburg University, Chris met the lady he would marry. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Chris was married in 2013. Their first child was born in 2016. She enjoys the family business also, and has had the joy of going to the office with Daddy while baby sister stays home with mommy, until it is baby sisters turn. Chris and his wife actively serve in the local church. Chris brings a passion for life and the desire to get the word out about Cornerstones and all the services it has to offer in the community.
Shirley connected with Cornerstone in 2016, and in Jan of 2017 became a board member. Shirley brings to Cornerstone, a love for life, and a work hard, does a good job work ethic, along with a strong faith. She graduated from Lancaster Mennonite HS, Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing, with her RN degree, and then Millersville University with her BSN. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Robert Morris University. She has served as a Labor and Delivery, Community Health, and Psychiatric/Behavioral Health RN, BSN.
She is co-owner of One Way Holsteins dairy farm in Oxford, PA with her handsome husband, Tom, who have been married since 1997. She is the proud mother of 4 children and is a member of Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church.
Shirley says, “I am deeply passionate about my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who is truly the One I live for every minute! I deeply affirm and advocate for Cornerstone because God has clearly stated His views of the unborn in the Word of God: “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well” (Psalm 139:13, 14). God knits each pregnancy carefully with His Hands and values each and every life.
It is VERY exciting for me to be a part of serving the ministry of Cornerstone where the TRUTH about God’s Great Love and His value for life is lovingly spoken and demonstrated to our clients.”
MEET THE TEAM
Debbie came to Cornerstone in 1998 as a volunteer and prayer intercessor. Her passion for life and administrative abilities gave room for her to later join the staff in 2004, as the Director of Operations. She helped Cornerstone achieve their medical status and developed the Healthy Choice/ Healthy Lifestyles educational incentive programs, which are still used today.
Debbie began serving as the Executive Director in 2007. She continues to bring clarity to the mission of Cornerstone within the clinic, and its role in the community and beyond.
Debbie serves as the Director on the leadership team for Pennsylvania Life Exchange, which involves networking, prayer, trainings and spiritual refreshment with Executive Directors in PA. She was most recently invited on the Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol Commission SCA Advisory Board.
Debbie has been married since 1975. Her husband is very supportive of her various leadership roles, including those at church. They enjoy life together and like to provide fun life-honoring experiences as they spend time with friends and family.
Lora Mangus MD began serving as our medical director in 2018. She works as a general pediatrician at Penn State Health Medical Group- Lime Spring in Lancaster, PA. Dr. Mangus completed her undergraduate degree at Manchester College, North Manchester, IN, and her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. She has a special interest in caring for children who have experienced foster care and/or adoption.
Dr. Mangus and her husband, Todd, have been married since 1998. They have been blessed with four children through foster care and adoption. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), tap dancing and participating in church activities.
Dr. Mangus considers it a great privilege to volunteer with Pregnancy Resources at Cornerstone and is thankful to God for this opportunity. A favorite verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Kathy joined Cornerstone in 2005 as a client advocate volunteer. Her personal experience with facing crisis pregnancies and the importance of knowing truth before making a decision gives her a compassion and understanding for those who are dealing with fear. She has a desire to offer a support group to encourage family members who are facing the similar things.
Her love of numbers and experience in administrative tasks equipped her to move in to her current positon as Administrative Business Director. She has been on staff since 2008.
“Working at Cornerstone has truly opened my eyes to what it looks like to honor life and see that every single one has value, no matter the situation.”
Kathy married her high school sweetheart in 1987 and is the mother of three beautiful daughters and a grandmother to a very special girl who lights up her world.
Joyce Peifer, LPN is Cornerstone’s Clinic Director, trained and certified to do limited OB ultrasound scanning. She was hired in 2004, when Focus on the Family, had just awarded the ministry a grant for an ultrasound machine. Her experience in OB nursing and long term care has helped prepare her to direct the clinic on a daily basis.
Joyce shares, “It is a privilege to interacting with volunteers and clients.” Her favorite part is doing administering ultrasounds. “It is a joy to be able to use ultrasound technology to show the reality of a new life in a mother’s womb. It may not always be a happy time, but together we can explore choices and talk in a safe environment.”
Married in 1970, Joyce & her husband, have four married sons and 11 grandchildren. Joyce volunteers at her church in various roles and enjoys reading.
Margo Oberholtzer, LPN is Cornerstone’s Outreach Nurse, since 2013. She is trained and certified to do limited ob ultrasound scanning. God has given her a passion for sharing the love of Christ with others and a deep compassion for the broken-hearted and hopeless. Margo says, God led her to Cornerstone to use those gifts. She feels to speak truth in love, while doing pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, is an incredible privilege. She has been a nurse for 23+ yrs., working most of that in mother/baby health. Married in 2001, Margo and her husband have three children (two are twins).
Jennie Straub is Cornerstone’s Client Services and Outreach Specialist and has been a full-time employee since January 2018. Jennie attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 20 years of experience in Social Services, specializing in working with families and youth in crisis. Jennie is passionate about guiding and educating Cornerstone clients through their unexpected pregnancy and ministering hope through Jesus Christ. Experiencing the loss through a miscarriage of two of her own pregnancies, Jennie has a unique heart of compassion toward those who have experienced pregnancy loss regardless of whether the loss was spontaneous or by choice. Jennie has been married to her best friend since 2004 and has three beautiful daughters. She enjoys spending quality time with her family and two dogs, hunting, shooting sports and loves Marvel and Star Wars movies!
Kate joined the team in June of 2019. She may be new to the ministry regarding employment, but she has held Cornerstone close to her heart since 2008 after receiving her first ultrasound from the ministry when faced with her own crisis pregnancy at the age of 17. She watched God make a way when she chose life for her daughter. A verse that she has held onto since that day is Jeremiah 29:11- “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
She has found a passion for sharing truth after her experiences, especially through writing, and adds to our ministry by writing our monthly blog that you can find on our website. Combined with her graphic design education and marketing experience, she coordinates our digital marketing team and helps accomplish Cornerstone’s digital marketing goals.
Kate enjoys a good conversation, finding hope in hopeless situations, and watching God conquer. She considers working for Cornerstone the ultimate blessing because her position allows her to work from home, which means she can continue to do what she loves most; being a fulltime mom.
Kate is a wife, now a mother of three, and loves spending quality time with her family in Lancaster as well as her church family she’s grown to love at Bridgeway Community Church in York County.