Changing the Paradigm,
Creating a church-centric and cost-effective solution
That creates ministry from administration.
The Cornerstone Shared Services Project, a non-profit, ministry-focused initiative sponsored by Epiphany Episcopal Church in Timonium, MD, continues Epiphany’s vision of supporting “Spiritual Entrepreneurialism” in a new way.
In today’s complex and quickly changing world, our churches are required to maintain over 50 critical infrastructure processes just to keep their doors open. Parish Administrators and Clergy report that they feel ill-equipped to handle all of these responsibilities. Hundreds of hours are spent as Rectors become facilities experts and Parish Administrators learn what SECA is, often resulting in expensive unintended outcomes. Cornerstone wants to change this paradigm, creating a church-centric, cost-effective solution that creates ministry from administration for the benefit of the church and not for the benefit of any one individual or for-profit corporation.
Through the creation of a unique shared services model, our initial focus will be to support the specialized accounting, communications, technology and administrative needs of churches that don’t have or need full-time resources to perform these functions. Whether it is processing your payroll, keeping your social media presence fresh and inviting, creating pamphlets, baking communion bread, or any number of other support tasks for worship services, Cornerstone will get it done through our team of full-time staff, bi-vocational clergy, and others who join Cornerstone as a way to learn new job skills, explore ministry, and deepen their faith in service to one another.
Jay Boggs, CPA
Jay is a Baltimore native, and currently lives with his wife Ruth in Towson. There they raised their two children, Tripp and Ally, and they miss their kids very much now that they are living in other parts of the US. He graduated in ancient times from Loyola Blakefield (’81) and Washington & Lee University (’85) with a degree in Finance and Accounting. His time is currently spent pursuing a variety of passions - family, consulting in the energy industry, developing new ministry opportunities, the outdoors, and people!
Lesa grew up in Linthicum, MD before heading to UMBC as a Linehan Artist Scholar. In 2009 she graduated with a Visual Arts degree with an emphasis in interactive media. She has honed her communication skills through various work in customer service, web design, and as a technical artist in the video game industry. She currently lives in Timonium, MD with her husband, son, and three cats. She is also an active parishioner and former Vestry member of Epiphany Episcopal Church & Community Center in Timonium.
Steven grew up in Mount Airy and is a recent graduate of UMBC where he graduated with a degree in Financial Economics and a Certificate in Accounting. He currently lives in Baltimore with his wife and is studying to pass all four sections of the CPA exam. When he's not immersing himself in accounting through work and study, Steven is passionate about music, baseball, hiking, video games, and reading.