Jared Pickard is our lead pastor. He has served at Connect City Church since 2011. Growing up as a pastor's kid, Jared was saved at the tender age of 8, but went through a period of rebellion in his early 20's that left him addicted to drugs and alcohol. He found Jesus again in Freedom Counseling Services in Lafayette, Georgia... where he also found his wife, Bonnie. They live in Trion with their daughter, Justice.
Greg Sullivan serves as our Associate Pastor as well as heading up discipleship at Connect through our small group ministry. Greg was delivered from his addiction to drugs and alcohol over 25 years ago and has been serving the Lord in various capacities ever since. Married for over twelve years to Melanie, Greg is a homeschooling father of two amazing kids, Noah and Anna.
Keith Kersnowski serves as our Worship Pastor. He's been leading congregations in worship since he was a teenager. Keith has been delivered out of the bondage of addiction and proudly shares his testimony to help deliver others from the grip of alcohol and drugs. He is married to Jessica, and they have three daughters: Cadence, Kennedy and Caroline.
Connect Kids Pastor
Amy Jones is our Connect Kids Pastor. A school teacher by vocation, Amy is married to Mike and lives in Rome. They have one daughter, Evie Kate, and are expecting the arrival of their son, Benjamin, toward the end of 2018.
Interim Youth Pastor & Sunday School Teacher Extraordinaire
Jeremy Hardy serves as our Interim Youth Pastor as well as teaching our Adult Sunday School class. Jeremy works at ServPro and is an avid fisherman. He is married to Jenny, and lives in Trion with their two boys, Jaden and Jonas.
Connections Team Leader
Jenny Hardy serves as our Connections Team Leader. She works at Advance Rehab, is married to Jeremy, and lives in Trion with their two boys, Jaden and Jonas.
Mike Jones is over Connect Cares and serves as our liaison with the City of Refuge and other community outreach groups. Mike is married to Amy and they have one daughter, Evie Kate, and are expecting the arrival of their son, Benjamin toward the end of 2018.
Ashley Kielborn serves as our director of hospitality. She and her husband, Carl, also serve on Connect's Design Team. They have two daughters, Harlow and Mattie Ruth, and live in downtown Summerville where they can often be seen tooling around on their trusty golf cart.