Benjamin Kornelis is a native of Lynden, Washington and holds degrees from Calvin College, Western Washington University, and Michigan State University. He served as Director of Choral Activities at Dordt College from 1994 to 2017, where he directed the Concert Choir, Chorale, Bella Voce, and Kantorei, and taught choral music education. His choral works have been published by Adoro Music, Morningstar, and Boosey & Hawkes as well as the MusicSpoke marketplace.. He also sings with the South Dakota Chorale, a professional choral ensemble based in Sioux Falls. He now resides in Minneapolis with his wife, Pat, and is Director of Traditional Music at Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, MN.
As Director of Traditional Music at Easter Lutheran Church, Ben directs the Easter Choir, two handbell choirs, plans music for traditional worship, and accompanies the services.