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.

Amy Jones

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 two kiddos, Evie Kate and Benjamin.

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. 

Jenny Hardy

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

Connect Cares

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 two kiddos, Evie Kate and Benjamin.

Ashley Kielborn

Hospitality Director

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.

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.