Our Team

Our team is comprised of citizens of Jackson County who love this community dearly. We are educators, business owners, medical professionals, and parents who have invested countless hours and resources into this community. We believe in the future of our community. That future only grows brighter when we work together to address the problem of incarceration.

Board of Directors

Charlotte George, PRESIDENT, is the former owner of Oakdale Assisted Living (now Cornerstone Transition Home). Charlotte has faithfully served individuals and families transition into different seasons of life and has a passion for hospitality.

Kelly McKinney, VICE PRESIDENT & TREASURER, is a wife and mom to two beautiful children, and local dentist. Kelly’s passion for her family, church and community is an asset to the Cornerstone team.

Denise Jiles has served for over twenty years in education. She has a heart to see women improve their lives by living for the Lord. She is a wife, mother and grandmother.

Andrea Conner (Bio coming soon)

Dr. Greg Dills is the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Newport. He is a Graduate of Mid-America Baptist Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in Arkansas, Texas, Southern Illinois, and North Carolina.

Brenda Provost is a former missionary who served with her husband and children in Yemen, Cyprus, and Jordan With over 20 years of service on the foreign mission field Brenda is experienced in serving individuals, families, and communities with the Gospel of Christ.

Joe David Smith serves the Newport community as a veterinarian. His compassion for people (and their best friends) is evident in the way he sacrifices to serve the community. He has faithfully volunteered in a men’s prison for many years.

Cornerstone Staff

Janet Walker


Janet has been married to Jerry since 2017. Together they have six children and ten grandchildren. Janet is know by her grands as Momma Shug. Janet is a Registered Nurse. She and her husband also farm and own a scrap metal business.

Janet has a long history with the Cornerstone property because it was the house she grew up in. She joined the ministry in 2021. When they are not working, Janet and Jerry enjoy their time at the lake and ATV riding.

Lynn Leonard

Ministry Leader

Lynn is married to her high school sweetheart of 29 years.
They have seven beautiful children and two precious grandsons. Lynn is a homemaker and homeschools their children. God opened the door to women’s prison ministry 24 years ago and it is her passion. She has served on staff at Cornerstone for the last 3 1/2 years.

Tammy Scarborough

Ministry Leader

Bio coming soon…

Support Volunteers

Frieda Griffin – Onsite Volunteer

Stephanie Rodgers – Resident Leader

Ladonna Wasson – Resident Leader

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer with Cornerstone Transition Home, please contact us.