Shannon cornett, deaconess of the gfcc ministry center of new elliott
Shannon Cornett serves as the Deaconess of the GFCC Ministry Center of New Elliott. She became a member of GFCC when she moved to Griffith in 2007 with her husband, Shawn, and son, Jonathan. She grew up in Normal, IL and was baptized at the age of 8 at College Park Christian Church.
After graduating from University High School, Shannon attended Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, IL where she received a Bachelor Degree in Youth Ministry. She served as Associate Minister at the Atwood Christian Church for 2 ½ years before changing career paths. She has held a variety of jobs in many different places over the years including basketball and scholastic bowl coach (Atwood, IL), Athletic and Outreach Ministry Intern (southside of Chicago), Inner City Ministry Intern (St Louis), Customer Service Manager and Director of Graphic Arts for a floor care equipment company (Decatur, IL), State Farm insurance sales rep (Forest Lake, MN), and Phlebotomist (Grand Forks, ND). While her husband was serving at the Forest Lake Christian Church in Forest Lake, MN, Shannon went back to school and earned an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT). She then worked as an MLT at Children’s Hospital (St Paul, MN) and Alverno Labs (Hammond, IN) and a substitute teacher (Schererville,IN).
All of those experiences have helped lead to serving at the Ministry Center. This ministry has become a passion of Shannon’s and she cherishes the relationships she has built with both the families she helps and her fellow volunteers. She loves sharing the love of Jesus through this ministry.