Pastor – Gregg Jennings
Gregg grew up in the Show-Me State which explains the St. Louis Cardinal support group at Common Ground. After graduating from Ozark Christian College, Gregg moved to Northern Virginia where he worked for New Life Christian Church for three years before moving to Boston to study theology. While in New England, Gregg studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, earning degrees in Religion and in Global Missions. He moved back to Virginia in 2009 to become the lead pastor here at Common Ground. Gregg loves music and movies, a great book and exploring the depths of friendship and worship.
Worship & Outreach – Melissa Southall
Melissa graduated from the University of Mary Washington and joined the Common Ground staff in June of 2014. She has a passion for leading worship and for the beautiful city of FXBG. She married her high school sweetheart, has a beautiful daughter, and one pup. Melissa loves few things more than a good cup of coffee, plants, and getting outside with her family. At CG, Melissa oversees the areas of Worship, Outreach, & Hospitality.
Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry – Hans Labor
Hans grew up in Hamburg, Germany and moved to San Diego before high school. He graduated from Hope International University with a degree in Christian Ministry and has served as Youth Pastor since 1999. Hans loves working with children and students and is passionate sharing the ancient faith with the next generation. He met his wife through a friend and after their long-distance relationship, Hans moved to Virginia and married his beautiful wife, Jennifer in 2015. Hans and Jen have two young boys Koen and Silas. Hans enjoys watching movies, hiking, bike rides, paintball, or any outdoor activities.
Online Campus Leadership – Maddie Janney
Maddie graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2020 with her B.A. in Communication and Digital Studies. After interning at CG as a student, she began serving full-time in August of 2020. Maddie and her husband recently welcomed home their first baby boy, and they love to eat meals, play music, and go on walks as a family. Here at Common Ground, Maddie oversees all online content, including website and social media, where she hopes to digitally display her heart for hospitality.