Our Team

Uncommon Grounds Cafe is more the people who make it up than a location on a map. Our team keeps our wheels turning and our community loved. Come in and meet them!

Andrenna Williams

Director & Church Army Officer

Evangelist Andrenna William’s journey with Church Army & Uncommon Grounds started when she rededicated her life to the Lord in 2014. Ever since then she’s been faithful to the call on her life to love her community and minister to those just like her. Jesus was faithful to rescue her from her own brokenness and return her to the lineage of faith she was born into. As an Aliquippa native and the oldest daughter of The Franklin Center Founder (#LongLiveLo), it is an act of God’s grace that Andrenna gets to fearlessly lead the UGC team in ministry on the Ave!

Tyanne “T” Young

Community Engagement Director

Tyanne found her way onto Cafe staff by something of a Godly coincidence. As the Community Engagement Director here at the Cafe, Tyanne gets to take the love of God to people where they are and help them get to where they are going. Focusing largely on our recovery and family ministries and programs, her time at the Cafe has made Tyanne more comfortable engaging with her community and building relationships with the people around her.

Reverend Matthew Klenk

Pastor of Calvary Fellowship Community Church Ambridge & Church Army Officer

Reverend Matthew Klenk, is the pastor of Calvary Fellowship Community Church Ambridge. Matt was recently commissioned as a Church Army Officer following his calling to show and spread the love of Jesus Christ. Matt’s heart for the community and the work of Calvary Fellowship have been a tremendous addition to the Uncommon Grounds & CAUSA Families. Matt is passionate about working with the Cafe here in Aliquippa in partnership with Calvary in Ambridge as we bridge the gap between these communities for the sake of the Gospel. 

Mike Perna


Barista and Social Media Manager are just a few of the hats that Mike wears at the Cafe. No matter what he is doing though, you can guarantee that he is about the business of sharing God’s love with everyone that comes in. When not behind the counter, he also serves as the president of InnRoads Ministries – another nonprofit building communities through play and storytelling.

Lilikae Sheppard


Lilikae has been a part of the Cafe family essentially forever. A Crop & Kettle alum, she brings her phenomenal cooking skills to the kitchen as our main Chef. Lil can always be counted on to make our mouths water and our hearts happy!

Paul McDaniels


Uncommon Grounds isn’t the same if Paul’s not in the room. Our expert dishwasher and all around helper-outer, Paul will lend a hand to any task with the utmost joy. Whether you see him wiping down tables, enjoying good conversation, or lifting his voice in song, be sure to take a second and thank him for the endless ways in which he serves!

Savannah Cuvelier

Exec. Asst.

Savannah was first introduced to Church Army & Uncommon Grounds when she was in high school & immediately fell in love with this ministry that centers on being the hands & feet of Jesus. While the Lord has led her in & out of the Pittsburgh region for many years, the city of Aliquippa and UGC hold a permanent & God-ordained corner of her heart. As a space where the Holy Spirit has challenged, grown, & healed her, it is Savannah’s joy to use her administrative gifts in return service to the ministry that’s helped shape who she is today.