Junior High Spiritual Life Retreat

Speaker: Cory Phillips

Madison, MS

Cory was born and raised in Knoxville, TN, and he and his wife, Abbey, currently reside in Madison, MS where Cory serves as a student minister at Madison UMC.  Cory has a degree in Christian Studies from Mississippi College and a Master’s from Wesley Biblical Seminary.  He and Abbey have one son, Ward, and two dogs.  Cory loves everything about the sport of soccer and is a Tennessee Volunteers fan!

Worship: Abbye West Pates

Memphis, TN

Abbye West Pates is a singer-songwriter and worship leader based in Memphis, TN. Abbye has been leading worship for over 10 years at student events, retreats and in congregations. She’s passionate about intergenerational worship and helping other worship leaders and bands use their gifts in their own context. When she’s not leading worship, Abbye tours in the southeast and beyond sharing her original music in house concerts and other intimate listening room venues. Learn more and her the music at abbyewestpates.com.