Staff Bios

Steve Cornelius

Program Director

Steve Cornelius
Boys Boarding School Email Address

Steve joined the team of Cherokee Creek in August of 2015 and brought along great skills from across the country! He is a graduate of Toccoa Falls College with a degree in Youth Ministry. Steve spent 16 years as a youth pastor. He spent four years in Ft. Myers, FL and then moved from the frying pan to the freezer of northern Wisconsin for 12 more years of work with teens. Along the way, he managed to find time for 11 years of coaching youth volleyball!

Steve joined our team as flex staff and worked second and third shifts as needed. He was then promoted to a floor manager position where he helped to manage and facilitate the daily ins and outs of life at Cherokee Creek.

When not at CCBS, Steve loves being with his family. He has been married to his wife Sarah for over 20 years, has a son in college and a daughter in high school. Some of their favorite times together include cooking amazing food for friends and family and taking adventures together … whether near or far.

Steve is looking forward to working with the students and families of CCBS. He enjoys seeing students be stretched to achieve levels of success that they did not believe possible.

Let me share a middle school story…

“Middle school was a difficult time for me to navigate and so I have a great deal of
empathy for our boys who are going through those years with us here. I remember I was a Mathlete and in the Academic Bowl, which were competitions among students from all over our county. Those competitions were always fun for me.”

“I played baseball in the position of shortstop. My most memorable game was the one I rolled my ankle and cracked a bone in my elbow when I fell. I loved being outside and one year we got a huge snow storm for Georgia. We got more than 10 inches of snow. This was a real treat as we ended up being off school for a whole week. The down side of the story is I fell on my knee about 2 hours into playing in the snow and had a piece of metal slice it open, leaving me on the couch for the entire week. Needless to say, middle school involved several broken bones for me.”

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