Carl Nichols

Carl Nichols

Lead Pastor

A native of south Atlanta, Carl has a passion for God, Julie, and sports. He and Julie have two sons, Jase and Trey. They have a heart to see people understand how crazy God is about them!

As Lead Pastor, Carl's primary responsibilities include weekly teaching, leadership development, and directional leadership of the church. In addition, Carl directs the Go Project, a national church-planting initiative.

Mark Einersen

Mark Einersen

Operations Pastor

Mark is passionate about engaging people and motivating them toward their potential. In addition to working out at the gym and riding motorcycles, he enjoys sports, music, reading, writing, and experimenting with the latest technology; but the real loves of Mark's life are his bride, Melissa, and their three girls, Olivia, Natalie, and Brooke.

As Relevant's Operations Pastor, Mark focuses on administration, systems, budgets, groups, outreach, and teaching.

Brandon Conn

Brandon Conn

Creative Arts Pastor

Brandon loves God and all things creative. He is passionate about using all forms of media to reach and engage people. He and his wife, Laura, have three children, Ava, Ellia, and Jack.

As Relevant's Creative Arts Pastor, Brandon's duties include leading worship, service programming, and managing all of Relevant's creative media and branding.

Jonathan Whetzel

Jonathan Whetzel

Student Pastor

Jonathan loves Jesus, coffee, and tacos. He wants to do anything and everything to help people fall in love with who God is. He enjoys every minute he gets to spend with his wife, Laura, and son, Landon.

As the Student Pastor at Relevant, Jon leads Pulse, our ministry middle and high school students. Among his most vital roles in helping students reach their full potential in Christ is directing a team of dedicated adult leaders who collectively pour into the next generation.

Daniel Mead

Daniel Mead

Campus Pastor

Daniel was born and raised in Connecticut. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Tiffany, and son, Cooper. His aim is to point people toward Jesus and help them reach their full potential in him. From ping pong to football, he enjoys all things sports related.

In his role as Campus Pastor, Daniel coordinates all physical and tangible campus services, manages all guest services teams and volunteers, and leads various other special initiatives.

Julie Nichols

Julie Nichols

Family Ministries Director

Julie's roots are in the south Atlanta area and loves doing ministry close to where she grew up. She and Carl have two boys, Jase and Trey. Julie enjoys homeschooling her sons, shopping, traveling, and dreaming big for the kids ministry at Relevant.

As the Children's Director, Julie provides leadership to a team of dedicated coordinators and volunteers, and ensures that all facets of R!Kids function to help kids have loads of fun and reach their full potential in Jesus Christ.

Ashleigh Owens

Ashleigh Owens

Internship Director

Ashleigh Owens has been part of Relevant Church since 2010. She is committed to encouraging and preparing the next generation of leaders and walking along side each intern so they can become the leader God has called them to be. Ashleigh grew up in Locust Grove, Georgia and currently still resides there. She loves traveling to new places and you can more than likely find her at the local Starbucks.

As the Internship Director, Ashleigh’s responsibilities include developing interns, coordinating speakers, and working with the interns so they can reach their full potential in the leader God has called them to be.