Leadership Team

Pastors & Staff

Jared Pickard

Lead Pastor

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

Associate Pastor

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

Worship Pastor

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.

Ethan Bradley

Youth Pastor

Ethan Bradley is our new Youth Pastor. He works at Tuftco Finishing and plays a pretty mean mandolin! He is married to Ariel and they have two boys, Jonah and Elliot. 

Sandy Bryant, Megan Ray, Kelia Purcell, Ashley Kielborn

Connect Kids

Our Connect Kids team is made up of four extraordinary ladies: Sandy Bryant, Megan Ray, Kelia Purcell, and Ashley Kielborn. They each bring unique strengths to the table and together are a formidable team indeed! Sandy, Megan & Kelia have all served as teachers in one capacity or another, while Ashley brings her experience as a business woman to the team.  

Jenny Hardy

Connect Kids Check-In Leader

Jenny Hardy serves as the Team Leader for our Connect Kids Check In Desk. She works at Advance Rehab, is married to Jeremy, and lives in Trion with their two boys, Jaden and Jonas. 

Bonnie Pickard, Melanie Sullivan

Connections Team

Bonnie and Melanie are the co-leaders of our Connections Team, which includes greeters, ushers, and coffee bar servers. Bonnie is the wife of our lead pastor Jared. They have one daughter (Justice) and live in Trion. Melanie is married to our associate pastor Greg, and they live in Summerville with their kids, Noah and Anna.

Ashleigh & Josh East

Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leaders

Ashleigh and Josh East head up our Celebrate Recovery ministry on Friday nights at Connect. They have three kids (one at college and two at home) and currently live in Calhoun.