our board

Cornerstone is led by a volunteer board of directors who guide the mission and vision of the school while ensuring the fiduciary responsibility of the organization. Board members serve three-year terms and all express a personal passion and vested interest in Christian Education and Cornerstone Christian Academy.

  • dan olson, board president

    Dan is the planning manager at a local civil engineering firm, where he leads commercial development projects from design to completion. His passion for his work is rooted in a love for small business, entrepreneurial creativity, and helping others solve problems and achieve their goals.

    Dan is married to his best friend, and together they have been blessed with four beautiful girls all of whom currently attend Cornerstone. Dan has served as a CCA Board Member since March of 2014.

  • yvonne graff, board member

    Yvonne Graff is the current Vice President of Operations and Managing Partner for Compass Staffing Solutions in Elgin, Illinois. Yvonne has been in management for over twenty-five years, and she has also owned and operated two restaurants in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Prior to her current position, she was instrumental in growing The Agency Staffing in West Dundee, Illinois from three offices to twelve offices and she also assisted in the sale of the company to a large, national staffing firm. Her previous experience included roles as a Legal Assistant with two Chicago law firms as well as a HR position with an insurance company. She has also been active in various roles serving as a speaker for local colleges and groups regarding HR and staffing related topics, on advisory boards for student development at local colleges, and she also serves as a board member for the Illinois Fox Valley Society for Human Resources Management (where she formerly served as President). Yvonne also served as a part of Parents for Cornerstone as an officer and president over eight years while her daughter was a student. She enjoys travel, golfing, and playing the piano. She resides in Genoa along with two dogs, two birds, two horses, and her daughter Rebecca who is a graduate of Cornerstone.



  • douglas klumpp, board member

    Douglas Klumpp grew up in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove. He attended college at the University of Oklahoma and Iowa State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the field of chemistry. He was also a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Southern California, carrying out research related to petroleum chemistry. He is currently a Presidential Research Professor and Professor of Chemistry at Northern Illinois University where he teaches courses in organic chemistry. Professor Klumpp has been a committed Christian for more than 30 years. Over the years, he has worked in church nurseries, taught children and adult Sunday school classes, delivered morning sermons, and removed hornet nests from the side of a church building. He and his wife have been married 20 years, being blessed with three children, all of whom have attended CCA.

  • Kevin white, board member

    Kevin has been involved at Cornerstone since 2015 having served as a board member, strategy consultant, and most recently as interim administrator. Kevin has worked in full-time ministry and non-profit strategy for 17 years. In addition to his work at Cornerstone, Kevin runs a strategy consultancy, serves as Sr. Director of Operations at Awana, leading strategy and operations development, and teaches courses at Judson University. He is married to his high school sweetheart and is the proud dad of three girls, all of whom attend CCA