Cleveland, Ohio (June 6, 2023) – Cornerstone Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Courtney Stange-Tregear as its Chief Relationship Officer, effective May 16, 2023. In this newly created role, Dr. Stange-Tregear will report directly to Maria Coyne, President & CEO, Cornerstone Fund, and will become an integral part of the executive leadership team.

With a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of Cornerstone Fund’s mission, Rev. Dr. Stange-Tregear will lead a relational approach in accomplishing current and future strategic goals. Her responsibilities will include utilizing storytelling, partnership, and community organizing methodologies to nurture relationships with internal and external collaborators of the Cornerstone Fund.

Rev. Dr. Stange-Tregear has been an esteemed member of Cornerstone Fund’s Board of Directors since 2019 and most recently served as Chair of the Governance Committee. Stepping down from the Board to assume her new role, she brings valuable insights and knowledge from her tenure.

Expressing her enthusiasm, Rev. Dr. Stange-Tregear stated, “Having served as a Board Member for several years, I am dedicated to the mission, vision, and ministry of the Cornerstone Fund. ‘Joining together in faith to invest in and build community’ is central to my calling! I have seen with my own eyes the potential of economic justice to transform the world and build beloved community. The Cornerstone Fund is where faith and passion meet strategy and impact.”

Prior to joining Cornerstone Fund, Rev. Dr. Stange-Tregear served as the Acting Conference Minister for the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ. Her experience also includes serving as the Minister for Church Vitality in the same conference from 2016 to 2022, as well as holding pastoral positions in California, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

About Cornerstone Fund

Founded in 1993, the United Church of Christ Cornerstone Fund (Cornerstone Fund) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and leading financial organization that provides transformative financial solutions to support and empower faith-based communities. Through strategic, financial investments and partnerships, Cornerstone Fund helps churches and faith-based non-profits achieve their financial goals while fostering community development and economic justice.