Josh and his wife sarah began common place church in 2009 as a re-launch of the Lock haven alliance church with a new vision and church in a coffee shop was born. Josh and sarah have 3 children and continue to invest in the community through common place church and as local business owners. together they enjoy RENOVATION projects. 

JOSH GRIMES

SENIOR PASTOR

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Jim is a mill hall native and long-time member of the lock haven alliance church which became the common place in 2009. He is retired from a long career at woolrich and enjoys shepherding others towards jesus. 

JIM PERRY

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Derek grew up in Jersey shore and is a manufacturing engineer specializing in metals.  he enjoys living in the mountains along with his wife shelby and their 3 children. 

DEREK KNIPE

ELDER

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mike moved into the area for college and never left.  in fact, he now works for lock haven UNIVERSITY in ADMISSIONS.  he enjoys leading worship and coaching his son's tee-ball team.  he lives in the area with his wife jayanne and their 3 children. 

MIKE HALL

ELDER

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jeremy is a transplant from williamsport, but still works in that community for a local non-profit. He enjoys being an occasional barista in the coffee shop and hopes to begin roasting as well. He and his wife julia live in town and like the small town feel.

JEREMY PEARSON

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the jacksons have served with christian student fellowship on the lhu campus for several years and now serve as interim campus pastors for the common place. kate has a heart for missions and tim loves teaching the word. they live near campus and are expecting their first child very soon.

TIM & KATE JACKSON

LHU CAMPUS PASTORS

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chad grew up in the area, but served in missions over seas for a few years. after returning, he was in pastoral ministry for several years. he enjoys working outdoors and trying new things.  he and his wife beth live in the area with their 2 children.

CHAD LONG

MINISTRY COORDINATOR

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luke is an area native and a high school math teacher. he is passionate about kids knowing jesus and algebra. he enjoys coaching baseball and pulling all-nighters at youth events.

LUKE  GARDNER

YOUTH LEADER

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Jared has managed the coffee shop for several years. he's known for his poetry, his beard and his infectious whistling. he and his wife emmy live on lhu campus with their 2 children and  he enjoys a good comic book and writing.

JARED CONTI

AVENUE COFFEE MANAGER

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