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.
Tasha Craighead | Kids Ministry Director &
Tasha Craighead joined the Ikon staff in April 2018 as the Kids’ Ministry Director and in January 2019 she took on an additional role of Executive Assistant. She lives in Tucker with her husband Chris and her kids. Tasha drew from her education when she established and directed a co-op in the city of Decatur serving families and students across metro Atlanta. Tasha connects with the mission of Ikon and embraces living out the gospel in an authentic way by pursuing God’s kingdom both now and to come in community. Tasha loves traveling, dining out and a good television drama.
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.
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.
Jack Brown | Elder
Jack Brown is an elder at Ikon and has assisted the church in many other areas in previous years. He and his wife Joanne Beauvoir Brown and their two sons, Tiger and Jean-Luc live in Atlanta. He worked for BCD Travel as a Sr. Tax Director responsible for the taxes for its US operations. Currently, he is self-employed and has started his own financial, accounting and tax consulting business. In his free time Jack enjoys playing golf, watching his sons in their athletic endeavors and watching movies with his wife.
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.
Chris craighead | Elder
Chris Craighead is a California native but has lived in Atlanta with his wife, Tasha and children for several years now. In early 2020 he began his position as Elder for Ikon. Chris has worked for over 15 years in public service and is currently serving as a director. The Christ -Centered foundation of grace, community, and renewal is what brought Chris to Ikon. When Chris is relaxing you can find him spending time with his family, fishing or enjoying good food.
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.