Karissa Rillema begins her first season as an assistant coach for the volleyball program. Rillema is a West Michigan native. She came to Cornerstone after graduating from Hudsonville Unity Christian and furthering her eduction and volleyball career at Bethel College. Alongside coaching, Rillema currently is working as an RN on an adult medical surgical floor for Spectrum Health in downtown Grand Rapids.
During her time at Bethel, Rillema played middle and right side for the Pilots. Karissa graduated in May of 2011 with a Bachelors of Science in Nusing and a minor in Spanish. She enjoys being active outdoors, traveling, speaking Spanish and hanging out with friends and family. "I am excited for the opportunity to be involved in volleyball at the college level once again. This is a very talented team and I am looking forward to what the season will bring."