A native of Seattle, Rev. Comer has a deep spirit and a pastor’s heart, who feels called to walk with folks wherever they are on life’s journey, offering compassion, care and grace through her life and ministry. Her passions for ministry are lived out in worship, preaching, teaching and music, small group study and prayer, as she is committed to help people grow in faith through encounters with God and God’s Word, and for each person to come to know themselves as loved by God and gifted to serve God in their lives. She feels God has gifted her in church organization and administration, community outreach and development, and ministries of social justice.
Karen moved to the beautiful PNW/Cougar Mountain when her father retired from the Air Force. After earning her BA in Business Management from Whitworth University in Spokane, she was beckoned back to Seattle where she met her husband Paul. Following the birth of their two daughters, Karen was blessed to have a 20 year adventure serving as the Children and Family Ministry Director at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Shoreline. With an empty nest, a new adventure was calling. Karen and Paul sold their home of 29 years in North Seattle, and moved to Covington in January of 2019. After a year-long sabbatical, Karen is thrilled begin a new chapter at Cornerstone, getting to know the children and families by serving as the Children’s Ministry Director. Karen enjoys good coffee and walking with friends, as well as spending time with her family, gardening, and exploring Washington.
Chuck has been staff musician at Cornerstone for over 20 years. Stylistically Chuck came from a rock background, performing professionally in Northwest-based rock bands since high school. At 29 he quit the band he was in to better serve the Lord with his music, a decision he has never regretted. Along with his wife Debi and three children, he formed the “Buser Family Band” that performed together for over ten years. They won the Washington State Christian Talent Contest in 2002, produced a well-received CD of original music and performed on television and at many venues. Chuck is also a music professor at two local colleges and gives guitar lessons locally as well.