Shad Berry serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director for Downline Ministries. He is a native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis with a degree in Business Management as a member of the university’s Emerging Leader program. Shad spent the first 11 years of his professional career in his family’s 40-year old communications firm, Memphis Communications Corporation. Shad served as a Vice President after spending several years as a Sales Professional and Sales Manager with the company before being led to Downline. Shad and his wife Veronica are also alumni of the Downline Institute and are members of First Evangelical Church where Shad serves as an elder and co-leads a Sunday School class. The Berry’s have four children, Ainslee, Abbie, Jack, and Ann Claire.
Corey has a B.A. in Biblical studies, M.A. in New Testament Studies, M.A. in English, and Ph.D. in Literature. He has taught in Christian higher education and served in ministry for over ten years. A few of his passions in ministry include teaching biblical interpretation, creating discipleship relationships, and helping people see God’s purpose for their lives.
Corey writes and teaches on C. S. Lewis, Christian Worldview, Theology and Literature, New Testament Studies, Apologetics, and Biblical Theology. He has published several books, including “Election and Unity in Paul’s Epistle to the Romans,” “Functioning Fantasies: Ideology, Theology, and Social Conception in the Fantasies of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien,” “When the Eternal Can Be Met: The Bergsonian Theology of Time in C. S. Lewis, T. S. Eliot, and W. H. Auden,” “C.S. Lewis and the Art of Writing,” and (forthcoming) “Chasing Adam: A Return to Being Christian.” Corey’s poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction have appeared in several journals.
Corey and his wife Jennifer have two sets of twin children, Justice and London, and Augustus and Emma Jane.
- Mary Jo Sharp – Speaker Conversation #DownlineSummit 2017
- Alex Absalom – Speaker Conversation #DownlineSummit 2017
- Dr. Daniel B. Wallace #DownlineSummit 2017