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

Connections Pastor

Shaun Jaramillo joined the Common Ground Church leadership team in 2018. He oversees the overall connection process here at CGC such as New Guest, Next Steps, Small Groups, Open House, etc. Anything that helps you get further connected here, he is your guy. Shaun has been married to his wife Amy since 2014 and they have one son. He is the man you call when you want to get stuff done...or need help with a movie reference. 

Jacque Jarrett

Kids Ministry Director & Office Administrator

Jacque Jarrett joined the Common Ground Church leadership team in 2019. She serves as our Kid's Ministry Director and Office Administrator. Jacque has been married to her husband Joe since 2010, and they have two daughters. Jacque is obsessed with cows and coffee.

Caleb Solano

Youth Director

Caleb Solano joined the Common Ground Church leadership team in 2022. He oversees the Youth Ministry and leads our photography team among other things. He has been married to his wife Maiya since 2021. They grew up in the Youth Ministry and have a heart for the next generation. He is the guy you call to decode whatever the youth are saying these days!