common ground exists ...

to help teens pursue Christ and continue to grow on their lifelong spiritual journey by creating opportunities for them to learn to love and trust Jesus and make a difference in our world for Him

common ground is the high school ministry of Grace Church and exists …

 

Why We Exist
Jonathan Ridgwell

Jonathan Ridgwell

Youth Staff

Jonathan has worked with teenagers in church settings since his early 20’s. Jonathan is a Brit who relocated with his family 12 years ago and has been involved in the youth group as his three children transitioned through. He’s passionate that the youth create healthy relationships within the church and they develop a love for Jesus

Mandy Senior

Mandy Senior

Youth Staff

During my time as a college student at Cedarville University, I started working with the youth in my church. Over the years I've continued to be involved with various youth ministries.
I believe it is vital for teens to have a safe place to gather and worship, be prayed for, challenged, loved on and learn to show Christ's love to their peers and friends.

Jeff Graves

Jeff Graves

Associate Pastor

Jeff joined the staff in August 1996 as Youth Pastor. He became the Associate Pastor in January 2017. Jeff coordinates our ministry to kids (0-5th grade) and leads our youth (6th-12th grade) programs. He also handles church administration as well as all the church technology. Jeff is a graduate of Baylor University and Conservative Baptist Seminary of the East. He is married to Mary, and has three children (and a few in-laws): AJ, Justin & Megan Graves, and Vanessa & Jon Goodwin and an awesome grandson, Cooper.