Meet Our Team
The idea for Soul Deep came out of a young adult bible study, where founders Cortney Cordero and Megan Kelly realized they had two things in common: a strong desire to bring glory to God's name and to use the written word as a tool to tell others about his love, goodness, and sovereign power. After a lot of prayer, they teamed up to create and grow a ministry that they hope will transform the lives of women using the living word of God. Learn more about the Soul Deep team below, and connect with them on social media!
Soul Deep Founder
Cortney Cordero is a freelance writer that has been recognized for her work published on IESabroad.com, HerCampus.com, and poets.org. She is the winner of the 2016 Nancy P. Schnader award and was published in a book of emerging poets in 2017. In 2015, she went on a missions trip to Cape Town, South Africa that completely changed her faith, all documented in her blog, South African Sojourner.
Cortney is also a worship leader and works with the youth at her church. In everything she does, she tries to help people see the love and value in themselves that the Lord sees in them: "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." (1 Peter 2:9)
Hannah Hutter is a lifestyle and wedding photographer from Upstate, New York. She is currently attending SUNY Adirondack and will graduate in spring 2018 with an Associates Degree in Media Arts and a focus in photography. Hannah is so passionate about owning her own business, Simply 23 Photography, and is so blessed to be able to do what she loves for a living.
Hannah lives a faith-based life. She has made it her mission to be a light in this world and to love every soul that she meets unconditionally, just as Jesus loves us. "Let all you do be done with love." (1 Corinthians 16:14)
Soul Deep Founder
Megan Kelly gave her life to the Lord in 2012 when she was 13 years old. Growing up in the church, she was blessed with mentors that helped mature her faith and deepen her love for God. A few years later, Megan competed as a female vocal soloist in a national level competition, igniting her interest in worship and inspiring her to join the praise ministry at her church.
the word, she started writing daily devotionals, sharing them on a regular basis with about 80 people for two years. Unable to keep up with the demand, she had to step away from that passion for a season. Now, Megan attends Integrity Church, and inLike many worshipers, Megan learned the value of spending deep one-on-one time with the Lord. Pursuing Him with the help of new friendships that have encouraged and blessed her, she is picking up where she left off. She knows God has great things in store for her ministry and the future.
Christian Cordero loves to view life through a lens. All of his adventures are meticulously documented from behind that lens, from his passion for exploring abandoned buildings to living that #TruckLife. Currently, Christian is a radio and television major at Suffolk County Community College, where he can learn and apply his gift for photography.
Christian is also the bassist in a Christian youth band, Peculiar. Through his heart of worship and his desire to bring God glory in all things, Christian joins the Soul Deep family so that all his gifts can be used to help build Jesus' kingdom. "In God (I will praise His Word), In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can flesh do unto me?" (Psalms 56:4, ASV)
What We Believe
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and was born of flesh by a virgin, lived sinlessly, died for our transgressions, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven.
God has three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Salvation is attainable by grace, through faith, and can only be enjoyed through a personal profession of belief in Jesus.
The Bible is the faultless word of God, it stands without rival and without equal.
Hell is a very real place and is the only other address for eternity after death other than Heaven. There is no third alternative.
The Church and its many members stand as one body awaiting the return of Christ and the establishment of his kingdom.
Marriage is intended to be the union between one man and one woman.
Life begins at conception.
Man and woman are seen as equals in the sight of God and are capable and called individually to carry out whatever the Lord asks of us.
We are challenged and commissioned to love others as Christ loved us so that God's glory may be known throughout the world.