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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.
Connections – Melissa Southall:
Melissa grew up between New York & Virginia. She found Common Ground while attending the University of Mary Washington, where she graduated in 2013 with a degree in Anthropology & Museum Studies. She has a passion for the community and joined the staff at Common Ground in June. She recently married her high school sweetheart, and enjoys few things more than a good cup of coffee and walking her greyhound, Izzy.
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.
Meeting House and Finances – Amy Medders:
Amy graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University and has worked in education and administration. She and her husband Nate have two awesome kiddos, two cats and three chickens. She is a people person, loves hospitality and enjoys a beautiful meal around the table. Amy oversees The Meeting House and all of its happenings along with the finances and administration of Common Ground.