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
Yvonne Bryant Johnson
Julie Carlock Johnson
Joyce Drake Ory
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.
Secretary of the Board
Service Start Date: 2010
Brian is an Atlanta native. He attended Clemson University and graduated in 1984 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He began his career with Hewlett-Packard and spent 18 years serving in a variety of sales and management positions. He worked with several start-up companies as a sales executive before joining EMC Corporation as an Enterprise Account Manager. Brian and his wife Lesley have been married 26 years, have 3 children, and live in the Alpharetta area. They are actively serving at Grace North Atlanta church.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
PAST board MEMBERS & ADVISORS
Emma W. Morris
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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3423 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305