CGU Teams

Below are the Common Grounds Unity Leaders with email contact information. 

  • CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEAD

    Russell Kirkpatrick

    Russ and his wife Carmen live in San Diego, CA where they are raising two children - a son and a daughter. Russ is an Account Executive at Tithe.ly

    Russ is a founding member and a servant leader of the San Diego CGU Chapter. Russ is passionate about unity and has been very effective in bringing brothers and sisters together from the different streams of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement. 

    Please reach out to Russ at russelljkirkpatrick@gmail.com to learn more about starting a chapter and/or to join a regular Zoom Meeting for CGU Chapter Leaders, future leaders, or those wishing to contribute in any way. 

  • YouTube/Video Team Lead

    Javier Monzon

    Javier and his wife Patrica live in Malibu, CA where they are raising their daughter. Javier is an Associate Professor of Biology at Pepperdine University

    Javier is a founding member of the Simi Valley/Thousand Oaks CGU Chapter. Javier serves on the CGU Board of Directors.  

    Please reach out to Javier at javier.monzon@pepperdine.edu to learn more about serving on the CGU YouTube/Video Team. 

  • Editorial Team Lead

    John Teal

    John and his wife Danna live in Simi Valley, CA where they are raising their two daughters. John is an Industrial Account Manager for Waste Management .   

    John is a founding member of the Simi Valley/Thousand Oaks CGU Chapter. John serves on the CGU Board of Directors.  

    Please reach out to John at john@commongroundsunity.org to learn more about serving the CGU Editorial Team or contributing articles or other content to CGU. This team is focused on the development and oversight of written, digital, and other media content. 

  • Daily Prayer Team

    Matthew Stidham

    Matthew and his wife Jennifer live in Snyder, TX where they are raising their three children - their two daughters and their son. Matthew is the Minister at East Side Church of Christ in Snyder, Texas. 

    If you would like to serve on this team please reach out to Matt at matt@eastsidefamily.church to learn more about the Daily Prayer Team. Currently, this team posts a short prayer and scripture on the Facebook Group. The goal is to help us stop, be silent, and focus in prayer on our God who leads us by His Spirit and His Word.