Corey is originally from the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri. He is a convert to the Catholic Church and received all of the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil in 2002. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics and a Master of Public Administration. Three years after joining the Church Corey spent two years as a seminarian studying Philosophy at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri. After discerning out of the seminary he went on to study Theology at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He was recruited by the Diocese of Salina to study Canon Law as a Layman and once again returned to the books in 2013 when he moved to Ottawa, Canada. There he obtained a Master of Canon Law from the University of Ottawa and a Licentiate of Canon Law from Saint Paul University. Upon completion Corey relocated to the Diocese of Salina and began working at the Chancery in 2015. During his time here he has served in many different offices: Marriage Tribunal; Safe Environment; Family Life and Natural Family Planning; and Respect Life. He was appointed the Vice Chancellor in 2016 and is now additionally the Executive Assistant to the Bishop.