We'd love to get to you know you - here's just a little bit about our team.

Common Ground Church Staff

Matt McDonald

Lead Pastor

Matt McDonald took on the role of Lead Pastor in March of 2019. Before that, he joined the Common Ground Church Staff in 2012 where he spent the next 7 years leading the church's youth ministry, kids ministry, small groups ministry and led several other key areas in the church as the Associate Pastor. Matt has been married to his wife Kaitlin since 2009 and they have 4 kids. He enjoys Americanos, breakfast burritos, and basketball.

Shaun Jaramillo

Associate Ministry Director

Shaun Jaramillo joined the Common Ground Church leadership team in 2018. He oversees the Youth Ministry and assists in leading other ministries in the church as he serves as the Associate Ministry Director. Shaun is married to his wife Amy and they have one son. He is the man you call when you want to get stuff done...or need a truck.

Sarah Alei

Executive Administrator

Sarah Alei joined the Common Ground Church leadership team in 2019. She oversees our Guest Services Team, Kids Ministry and assists in other areas on ministry as she serves as the church's Executive Administrator. She is married to her husband Justin and they have golden retriever named Penny. She will be the first to ask you how you're doing and genuinely mean it.

Jacque Jarrett

Kids Ministry Director

Jacque Jarrett joined the Common Ground Church leadership team in 2019. She serves as our Kid's Ministry Director. She is married to her husband Joe and they have two daughters. Jacque is obsessed with cows.