Jill Harris – Director of Children’s Ministries

  • Birthplace: St. Cloud, Minnesota but grew up mostly in Appleton, WI and Watertown, NY
  • Education: Degrees from University of Maine and American University in Washington, D.C
  • Family life: Married to Dan. We have three kids R.J., Hope and Sam.
  • Favorite subject in High School: Health and Physical Education
  • First Job: Aside from babysitting, I worked at McDonald’s one summer as a teenager.
  • How did you first come to Cornerstone? Was invited by Julie Feehan. My son was on her son’s baseball team. We have stayed because we love the heart of Cornerstone’s ministry and the people.
  • When did you join the Cornerstone staff team? In June 2009, I joined the staff, and I love that my role is sharing the love of Christ with children, inviting others to serve and grow in our ministry, and encouraging families in their faith. I am passionate about nurturing faith in children, inspiring parents as primary influencers of faith in their families and seeing God work through volunteers to make a difference in children’s lives.
  • What do you like to do in your free time: Running (I actually lead a small group of runners too!)
  • Dream travel destination: Italy. I love my husband’s Italian family and his heritage, and I would love to visit the country and experience the culture.
  • What is God teaching you lately? He has reminded me through His Word that He is my strength and my song ( Isaiah 12:2).
  • Favorite Food: Chocolate and Cheez-its
  • What is your greatest challenge? TIME! – making time for deeper friendships, listening longer, running more, cooking better, loving well.
  • Favorite Movie: Gosh, I love so many – mostly predictable, sappy romances (much to my husband’s dismay – but he is a trooper and has watched many!!)
  • Favorite Book: One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Love her style, her heart and her encouragement to live a life of joy by walking in grace, chronicling everyday blessings, and seeing life with gratitude and thanksgiving. I believe joy is a discipline, a choice, and a reflection of thanksgiving. Joy is contagious. I want to be a joy-giver!