Life-Changing Conversations

 A community of Christian technology business leaders



We lead people in the Atlanta technology community into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by creating business environments where God can be discovered.

2017 Leadership Team

AJ Alex

Cortney Alexander

Brent Anderson

Kent Antley

Spencer Applegate

Gary Austin

Steve Bacastow

Ben Bailey

Clint Bailey

Justin Barnes

Carel Bekker

Frank Bell

Jim Berryhill

Jim Black

Bird Blitch

Drew Bolton

JC Boyanton

Patrick Braswell

Jason Brett

Kent Bridges

Dan Brown

Jeff Browning

Yvonne Bryant Johnson

Mike Burgett

Wells Burke

Curt Cain

Ronnie Cannon

Julie Carlock Johnson

Walt Carter

Jeffrey Charron

Jeff Clark

Jeff Clement

Laurie Clough

Kyle Cochran

Greg Comrie

Brian Dally

Frank Dalton

James Davie

James Davis

Mike Davis

Taylor Davis

Bryan Davis

Charmain Davis

Melissa Davis

Joe DeLilse

Jon Dilley

Jeff Dimock

Scott Dios

Bob Dow

Joyce Drake Ory

Lucy Duggar

John Duisberg

Robert Dumas

Lindy Earl

Jim Eckstein

Dave Edmondson

Sam Ehlers

Clint Emerson

Amy Evans

Jim Everidge

Elizabeth Fairliegh

Gregg Ficery

Tim FitzGerald

Dave Flannery

Steve Floyd

Rob Forman

Paula Fowler

Sam Galbraith

Bob Gargosh

Kevin George

Patti Gordon

Rusty Gordon

Marcus Graham

Geneva Gross

Shannon Grube

David Guthrie

Eric Handler

John Hanger

Polly Harper

John Harris

Jim Hasty

John Head

Barry Hensley

Brian Hill

Patrick Hiller

Jim Hilley

Chris Huff

Paul Laffaldano

Lyndsey Inman

Quincy Johnson

Carrisa Jones

Bryan Jones

Chris Karabinos

Andrey Karnauch

Rob Kent

Jason Kimbell

Paul King

Susan Knox

John Kosar

Luc Koshy



Andy Kumar

Sean Lager

Mike Landry

Lisa LaRoque

Mike Lash

Doug Legg

Bill Leonard

David Lerner

Joe Licata

Rob MacLane

Scott Magnes

Jeff Marion

Josh McAfee

Matt McConnell

Brian McCoy

Douglas McCroskey

Randall McCroskey

Daris McCullough

Dan McDade

Paul McGraw

Eric McVey

Juan Menendez

Emily Metallo

Benj Miller

Rob Milstead

Dave Mims

Bob Misdom

Judy Mod

Brooks Morris

John Morris

Mike Morris

Kimberly Moser

John Murray

Augustine Murthy

Mike Neumiere

Jim Norton

John O'Brien

John O'Connor

Susan O'Dwyer

Wayne Odom

Larry Okeson

Charlie Paparelli

William Parker

Blake Patton

Larry Pearson

Shane Peden

Matt Perry

Kyle Porter

Lisa Potts


Steve Quehl

Bailey Quintrell

Timothy Ramsey

Paul Reams

Robert Rhinehart

Andy Roberts

David Rodriguez

Jason Routson

Mike Russell

Shawn Ryan

Terry Sams

Kevin Sandlin

Jeff Schmidt

Sam Schuessler

Mark Seeley

Duane Shippy

Oleg Sinitsin

Jason Smith

Kevin Smith

Kimberly Smith

Greg Smith

Steve Smyth

Luke Snider

Scott Speckels

Ricky Steele

Matt Stevens

Adam Strange

Ritchie Thomas

David Thompson

Bill Thomson

Kien Tiang

Kyle Tothill

Kurt Uhlir

Wade Vann

Mike Verner

Jerome Vignale

Brett Virgin

Judi Vitale

Mark Wasiele

Louise Wasilewski

Dan Webber

Heinz Wegener

Scott Wells

Russ West

John Wichmann

Brent Wierson

Larry Williams

Tom Wood

Joe Yi

Board of Directors


Matthew J. Stevens
Chairman of the Board
Service Start Date: 2009

Matthew is the VP, Professional Services for Cbeyond. Prior to this he served as the President of High Tech Ministries and was instrumental in our growth and transformation. He has 20+ years of experience building and leading technology professional services businesses. He built his career on a foundation of technology having been a programmer, technical architect and DBA.


Dave Mims
Service Start Date: 2012

Dave is the Founder and CEO of Sophicity, a technology company with a focus on serving the local government and municipal league market for the past 12 years. Prior to starting Sophicity, Dave worked as a software developer for IBM and then Intertech Information Systems. He is a graduate of Southern Tech in Marietta with a bachelor's degree in computer science. Dave lives in Woodstock, Georgia with his wife, Marti, and 3 children. His family attends First Baptist Church Woodstock.


Jason Smith
Service Start Date: 2015

Jason founded iStaff in 1995 after several years working in both branch, corporate and management positions at AccuStaff, and was part of their successful IPO. He has more than 20 years of staffing industry experience. Jason is the founder of GTAP (Georgia Technology Awareness Program), a board member with High Tech Ministries, a member of C12, involved with Rainbow Village and FCS, an officer at Perimeter Church, and active in the IT community.


Matt McConnell
Treasurer of the Board
Service Start Date: 2010

Matt McConnell is President and CEO of Intradiem, an employee productivity software company. He has spent the last 15 years building and growing Intradiem into the leading provider of employee productivity and performance software in the call center industry. Prior to starting Intradiem, Matt worked as an engineer for the Coca-Cola Company. He is on the Board of Directors of The Men’s Health & Wellness Network and serves as a volunteer at Camp Sunshine and MUST Ministries.

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Marcus Graham
Service Start Date: 2014

Since 1985, Marcus has been the CEO of GM Voices, the world’s largest producer of prerecorded voice files for automated technologies like IVR, on-hold, call routing, GPS, telematics, and business storytelling applications. He has spearheaded creative, brand, and marketing projects for Voclarion since its founding as Intorrent Technologies in 2004. Marcus likes to hunt and play his guitar.



Charlie Paparelli

Charlie is President and Founder of Paparelli Ventures, a pre-formation investment company focused on entrepreneurs in the Atlanta technology market. PV has funded over 16 Atlanta startups in the last 15 years. Currently, he is the managing partner of his two active investments, iPartners, LLC and Torad Engineering, LLC.

Charlie has more than 30 years of experience in the information technology industry serving as entrepreneur, executive, IT Services incubator founder, and venture capitalist.


Amie Hood
Program Manager

Amie joined High Tech Ministries in December of 2015. Before entering the High Tech community, Amie spent many years in the worlds of accounting and investment. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a BS in Accounting. 

Amie has a grown daughter and enjoys spending time with her as much as possible. Amie also enjoys connecting with friends and family as well as hearing about people’s lives and their stories of redemption. 



Bill Leonard, Founder
Served 1993-2014

Bruce Cook
Served 2007-2010

Rusty Gordon
Served 2009-2014

Regi Campbell
Served 1996-2010

John Richie
Served 2007-2013

David Thompson
Served 2009-2012

Emma W. Morris
Served 1996-2007

Price Harding
Served 2008-2012

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Brian Hill
Served 2011-2017

Our  Logo

As we continue to grow and mature as an organization, we wanted to make sure our brand evolved with it. This logo brings to life our mission visually by representing the circles that we gather in.

From the High Tech Prayer Breakfast to the Bible Blitz, we've formed a community exploring faith in our workplaces and growing in fellowship together. But it doesn't stop there. We also create environments to encourage branching out and discipling in our workplace, in our city, and in our local communities. 


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Atlanta Tech Village
3423 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305