Knollwood Church Staff
Mark was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He has been involved in music all of his life. Mark and his wife, Zemeriah, have an adorable baby, Kynleigh. Mark has a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Southern Mississippi with an emphasis in Music. While there, Mark had the opportunity to perform in various ensembles with the music department and directed the AASO Gospel choir. Although he has been trained from a classical perspective, his passion is the worship of our King.
“My heart for God’s people is to present opportunities to release the gift that God has placed in their heart.”
Chris is the Youth Pastor here at Knollwood Church. He has a degree in Ministry and Leadership from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. He and his wife, Hannah, have a new addition to their family, a beautiful little girl named Adeline! Both of them are full of energy and enthusiasm towards sharing the Gospel to students from all backgrounds and in all avenues. Chris and Hannah are advocates for outreach and discipleship with a lot of fun! In their spare time, Chris and Hannah are video gamers, sports enthusiasts, and love spending time outdoors.
Sally Cornelson is the Principal of Knollwood Christian School, a ministry of Knollwood Church. Prior to taking this position, she taught K5 at Knollwood Christian School for over nine years and was the Director of Joyland Daycare for 13 years. She enjoys growing herbs with her husband, Jim, as well as cooking with her girls and listening to her sons’ latest adventures. She and Jim have been married for 34 years and have five children and six grandchildren. “My greatest enjoyment is spending time with my family.”
Christina Johnson is the director of Joyland Daycare. She has been an employee of Joyland Daycare for over 15 years. She was born in Mobile, AL. and has been attending Knollwood Church since she as 2 years old. She and her husband Matt have 2 children, Jason (14) and Emma (11) . She loves spending time with her family, going to the beach, and watching movies.
Jim Cornelson has been the Financial Controller since 2000. He and his wife, Sally, have been married for 34 years and have five children and six grandchildren. Before accepting the position with the church, Jim worked as a multi-store Area Supervisor for Jim Barnes Enterprises, dba McDonald’s Restaurants. When he’s not at the church, you will often see him at the Farmer’s Market at Bienville Square selling his homegrown herbs. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and other outdoor activities.
Dararith and his wife Mary have been apart of Knollwood since they were young. While Mary works at Joyland Daycare, Dararith is the Properties Director and enjoys working with his hands. In his spare time, he enjoys building competition grade model airplanes. Dararith and Mary are native to Mobile, AL. and have been blessed with seven children.