Mike and Pam Barnes have been married for 40 years and have three adult sons, Chris, Danny, and Jonny and two grandchildren, Rory and Millie. They have been serving at Community Church since January of 2014. Mike served as an Associate Pastor at the Grove Community Church in Riverside, CA for 15 years. Mike has a BA in Christian Studies from California Baptist University, as well as a BS in Industrial Engineering Technology, from Southern Illinois University. Mike is an ordained minister in The Christian and Missionary Alliance and has authored two books: “First Steps, as a follower of Christ”, and “Which Way is the Ocean, Sharing Jesus with a skeptical culture”. Mike enjoys kayaking, fishing, guitars, hiking, and exploring new places with his wife Pam.


assistant to the Pastor / office manager

Hi, I’m Donna McClintock. I am the Assistant to the Pastor and all-around “beck-and-call-girl” for the church. I have been blessed with three beautiful children: Carlye, Cory, and Michael; and they have in turn blessed me with six beautiful grandbabies: Ellie, Conor, Brady, Katelyn, Jackson, & Emery. My children and I moved here from Texas in 1989 and began attending Community Church shortly thereafter. I have served and worked at the church since July of 1991.  This church is my family and I have been blessed by them every single day in so many ways and am so grateful that I have been given the opportunity to serve God and his body in this manner in my life. I enjoy singing and leading worship, which I do here at the church. I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren.   I enjoy reading, especially cookbooks, and trying new recipes. I recently tried my hand at gardening (the jury is still out on that one) and I love spending time with my beautiful family and friends. 



Reece and Kanitha Guiton are extremely excited to be serving the youth ministry at Community Church after years serving the Lord overseas in Cambodia. Reece graduated from Simpson University in 2014 with a BA in Youth Ministry, and was the Pastor of Light House Church in Redding, California for three years. He felt the call to serve in Cambodia, first with an organization hoping to stop and prevent sex trafficking of children, then teaching math, Bible, and special needs classes at an international school in Phnom Penh. Reece and Kanitha were married in the summer of 2022 in the same Alliance church where her parents were married. They enjoy playing board games, hiking, indoor rock climbing, and watching movies.  

nicole Iskades


Hi, my name is Nicole Iskades, and I am living a beautiful Grace story. In May 2020, God opened a door for me to study and learn under the amazing Pat Barnes. During my internship, I was abundantly blessed with a passion and calling to work with children. I have a heart of service and I truly want what is best for our future generations. Youth ministry has my heart because in Proverbs it says, "Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it." I am currently working on my Bachelor's degree in Christian Ministries and Leadership from Grace Christian University. I have been blessed with an amazing team of volunteers who cherish our Community kids. If volunteering is something that you would like to be involved in, please contact me so we can chat. Other than Community Church Big Bear, which I consider my second home, I love hiking, biking, skiing and most outdoor types of activities, but most of all I love my horses. Thank you and God Bless!

Charlie KocH


I was born in Kansas City Missouri in 1948 and was raised in Wichita, Kansas.  I served as a Sgt. Marine Airwing from 1967-1971 in the Vietnam Era.  I was stationed in Santa Ana, Japan, and El Toro.  I spent 20+ years in Aerospace Computer Mechanical Design drafting.  I have lived in Big Bear since 2007.  I worked for the Big Bear Airport for 7 years and left there to begin working here.  I started attending Community Church in 2014.  I married my wife, Deborah, in 2012.  I volunteer with Meals on Wheels and drive the Fire Department water tender truck. My hobbies include hiking and dancing.  

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Paul Sheffield - pmsheffield@outlook.com
Mike Wochner - mikewochner@gmail.com
Gary Metcalfe - gary@shred-wise.com
Gary McCord - mccord11@verizon.net
Leon Phillips - leon_phillips@att.net
Nathaniel Hadley - onbelay7@gmail.com
Nolan Karns - n.karns@yahoo.com
David Cartwright - jdcartwright@mac.com