Keri Spurlin – Cornerstone Kids Creative Arts Coordinator

  • Birthplace: Birmingham, Al and raised in Mobile, Al
  • Favorite subject in High School: Lunch, English Lit and American History
  • First Job: I worked at a tanning salon for a while (my skin thanks me that I don’t do that anymore!). My second job was working as a waitress at Cracker Barrel (whoah- that was not my calling!).
  • Education: 2008, Auburn University, degree in Public Relations and Music
  • How did you come to Cornerstone? In 2010, I got my first job out of college working for Foundations Preschool and the next year began working on staff for Cornerstone Kids. I stayed at Cornerstone for two reasons: 1) God told me to stay and 2) I loved the realness of the people at Cornerstone.
  • Role: My role is to create and use a variety of visual and musical arts to teach kids that God loves them. I also lead the Rock City worship band, choreography team and production team.
  • Favorite Book: Crazy Love by Francis Chan is my all-time favorite book. It makes the gospel and sharing it with others so uncomplicated.
  • Favorite Movie:  If I had to pick, my favorite movie is “Last Holiday” with Queen Latifah. It reminds me that life rarely gives second chances, so soak it up and take risks!
  • What makes you excited?  I’m passionate about children, singing and songwriting, and fitness.
  • Family Life: Married to Jonathan and have a cute little boy, Shep, born in September of 2014.
  • What inspires you: People, songwriting, gardening (seeing something God created grow from a tiny seed/bulb), learning about healthy foods and exercising (despite a secret love for fast food), learning God’s Word.
  • What has been your biggest challenge: My biggest challenge ever was learning to sing and speak again after having vocal cord nodules for 11 years. That was not fun, but it taught me that I am responsible for taking care of my body. 1 Cor. 6:19
  • Favorite Food:  Anything at a crawfish boil!
  • What is something God has been teaching you lately: God has been majorly simplifying my faith and how I share God’s love and what Jesus did for us with others. John 3:30 – He must become greater, I must become less.