Our Staff

Jess McQuade

Middle School Youth Director


In early 2018, Jess heard God’s call to leave her 20-year career in the business world, but she wasn’t sure what He had in mind for her. While waiting for God’s direction, she got more involved in youth ministry at SMC and absolutely loved it. It wasn’t long before God opened the door for her to step into the role of Director of Junior High Youth Ministry.

Jess has a commitment to grow personally in her relationship with Christ, a desire to make meaningful and authentic connections between people (especially intergenerationally) and a passion to equip young people to follow and serve God.  Some of her “best days ever” are when those three things come together at once!

Spending time with her husband John, and children, Katie (17), Aidan (16) and Kieran (14) is something she greatly enjoys and values -- especially traveling and being outdoors with them.

Jess is thankful for the opportunity to work with the amazing young people and youth advisors at SMC!