Our program staff runs many of the ministries at Corinth. If you have any questions about adult ministry, children’s ministry, music ministry, etc., use the contact information below to get in touch with the leader of that ministry area.
PETER CORNELIUSSEN – Director of Music Ministry & Organist
LINDA THOMPSON – Director of Adult Ministries
SHARON ROWE – Director of Children’s Ministries
LAUREN EVERLEY – Preschool Director
Lauren is a Hickory native, married to her high school sweetheart (Matt) and mother to their three girls. She is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and is a Tarheel through and through. She and her family are members of Corinth and absolutely love their church family! Lauren feels very blessed to be able to work with children at Corinth, and loves the staff team.
One of Lauren’s favorite passages of Scripture is Ephesians 6:10-11 – “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
Phone: 828.328.6196 Ext. 217
ANGIE BURNHAM – Youth Ministry Assistant
Angie was born and raised in Decatur, AL. She attended the University of Alabama, where she earned a B.A. in Communications. She has been married to Bill Burnham for 33 years. Because of Bill’s job, they first moved to Hickory in 1989, but didn’t truly settle here until 2000. Angie and Bill have two grown daughters, Annie and Emma. In her free time, Angie enjoys reading and playing card games. Her responsibilities at Corinth include keeping all the paperwork and communications with youth, parents of youth, and the college ministry organized. Angie also fills in wherever Pastor Paul needs help with organizing activities and events for the youth.
One of Angie’s favorite passages of Scripture is Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
EMMA BURNHAM – Youth Ministry Assistant
Emma was born in Birmingham, AL, and raised in Hickory. In 2015, she received her B.S. in Worship and Music Studies from Liberty University. Her parents are Bill and Angie Burnham, and her older sister is Annie. Her family has a German Shepherd named Daisy. In her free time, Emma enjoys playing games, workout classes (barre, spin, pi-yo), and adventuring with friends. In her work at Corinth, she oversees and coordinates ministry to middle school, high school, and college age girls. She also helps lead worship on Sunday mornings in the contemporary service and at Wednesday night CREW with the youth praise team.
One of Emma’s favorite passages of Scripture is Ephesians 3:20-21, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
CAROLINE COLLINS – Music Ministry Intern
Caroline is a senior at Hickory Christian Academy, and has been attending Corinth most of her life. This year, she will be working as a music intern under Dr. Peter Corneliussen. She looks forward to the opportunity to help direct the children’s choir as well as singing in the adult choir and continuing to sing solo pieces at the 11:00 traditional services. She is the daughter of Rob and Jennifer Collins, and has an older sister, Cassidy, and younger brother, Chase. Her grandfather (and favorite family member) Larry Estes also attends Corinth. Caroline enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading about medicine and science, and performing. In college, she hopes to study biophysics and vocal music performance.