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Thea Kornelius

Thea Kornelius

Our Pastor

My name is Rothea Kornelius (but I go by Thea, just because it’s easier). I was born in Pretoria, South Africa, went to school there and got my degree in Physical Therapy. I came to the US about 13 years ago, and in the mean time completed my doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University and then my MDiv from the University of Dubuque, Theological Seminary.

I moved here from South Hill, Virginia where I worked as a physical therapist. During my time at South Hill Presbyterian Church, I was the volunteer in charge of children and the youth. I would love to say that in my free time I love gardening, knitting and reading, but that is scarce at times. I have been married for 9 years to my wife, Dawn and we have 6 four footed babies.