Our Team

Darryl Ford | Lead Pastor

When Darryl Ford set out to see a holistic kingdom community form, what is Ikon today was just an idea. Born and raised in Detroit, he now serves as the Lead Pastor of this community that strives to image God around the rich diversity and history that is Atlanta. Darryl formerly served in the U.S. Air Force as a meteorologist and holds a B.S. in information systems as well as an M.S. in management, strategy and leadership. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Tucker with their three children: Paige, Audrey and Sebastian.

Jennifer Botzet | Executive Pastor

Jennifer Botzet serves as Ikon’s Executive Pastor. She pursued her role after holding church staff positions in Wisconsin and Indiana. Jen pursued a BA in religious studies & sociology from the University of Wisconsin and an MA in religion from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Jen loves anything that involves being active outdoors and lives in Tucker.

Ametria Dock | Worship Director

Ametria Dock has served as the Worship Director at Ikon since its preview services in 2014. Growing up around summer family festivals, she possesses a passion for people, diversity and music. Meme, as friends and family call her, also works as a vocal coach and has worked at other locations as a music director prior to coming to Ikon with her husband, Timothy, and daughter, Kayla. When she isn’t helping advance Ikon’s vision to cultivate grace, community and renewal, you can find Meme swimming, hiking, traveling and looking to Jesus for wisdom in the everyday. She and her family live in Douglasville.

Lyric Lewin Creech | Communications Director

Lyric Lewin Creech started attending Ikon in 2015 after searching for a community that reflected the city of Atlanta and the heart of God. In January 2019 she began her role as Communications Director which integrates her love of photography, writing and people into one mission. She and her husband, Hayes spend an ample amount of time biking on the Beltline, scouring the web for cheap plane tickets and writing stories for various publications. 

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Krista Idowu | Administrative Assistant

Krista Idowu found a safe and brave space in Ikon while wrestling through a spiritual crisis in 2018. The Ikon community helped her heal and grow in her love for God, God's Word, and God's imagers. In turn, she applied her communications background to create the Devout with Doubts podcast, a safe space for people who choose to walk in faith despite wrestling with legit doubts, questions, and skepticism. Krista serves as an Administrative Assistant and on Ikon's Community Development Team. She attends Boston University as an MPH candidate. Her two warrior princesses, Nifemi “Oni” and Iyanu, rule Krista’s and her husband Elijah’s household. She enjoys holistic healing, filmmaking, the 70s, Bossa Nova, vegan food, and the MCU.

Matthew Owen | Worship Technical Director

Matthew Owen serves as the Worship Technical Director at Ikon. Matt and his wife Amena have been a part of the Ikon Community for years. He grew up in Clayton County and graduated from Forest Park High School. Matt is a musician, a DJ, and produces content here in the Atlanta area. He enjoys coffee and fried chicken. 


Lauren Strine | Elder

Lauren Strine began attending Ikon with her husband when they moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles in 2015. She brings her passion for the health of the church body and her deep desire for authenticity within the church community to her role as an elder. She is a therapist in private practice in Decatur and in her free time loves gardening and hiking with her husband and two rambunctious little boys. 


Michael Sink | Elder

Mike Sink grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and moved to Atlanta when he was 19. A few years after moving here he met his wife Amy and they have been together ever since. They have two children, Kara and Brandon. Mike enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being outdoors, cooking, hiking, building and playing guitar.