Mike preaching 09-15-13
Pastor Mike Barnard moved to Oregon from the San Francisco Bay Area in 1996.

Pastor: Mike Barnard

Mike has served as pastor/teacher of Shoreline Community Church since its inception in November 2006. Before becoming pastor of Shoreline, he served 10 years as Pastor of Christian Education in a large non-denominational church overseeing both Children and Adult Ministries. Mike is a graduate of the Liberty Home Bible Institute in Lynchburg, VA and the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill; he has served in full-time ministry as a pastor for over 25 years, ministering in only two churches during that time.

Before entering full-time ministry, Mike served on the Awana Advisory Board for Northern California and later North Central California.  In 1995 he and his wife Cheryl became Awana Missionary Appointees before entering full-time ministry as a pastor in 1996.  Starting when his children were young, Mike has served in various capacities in the Awana ministry for over 36 years now.  He is also one of the few people in America to be designated an ACS (Auxiliary Clergy Support) Chaplain by the United States Coast Guard.  Mike ministers as Chaplain to nine of the ten Coast Guard stations located in Sector North Bend.

Mike is a people person who loves the Lord, loves his family and the expository teaching of God’s Word. He is an avid reader and enjoys all kinds of sports.    Mike and his wife Cheryl have been married for almost 45 years and have three grown children. The couple has enjoyed life on the Oregon coast for the past 25 years and has no plans of leaving.  You can reach Mike at or 541-297-1571.

Dave Rymer: Pastoral Care

Dave Rymer

Dave started ministering many years ago as an evangelist on Skid Row in Los Angeles.  Dave has ministered to the Coos Bay area for more than 25 years now and loves our community and it’s people.  Dave’s love for people and rich prayer life is reflected in everything he does.  Dave has a local television ministry on Spectrum channel 192 and a radio ministry that is broadcast on 98.1 FM.  More recently Dave has been serving as an elder of Shoreline Community Church until he joined the church staff as our Pastoral Care Pastor in 2021.

Jessie Barnard: Director of Children and Student Ministries

Jessie is a 2011 graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.  She has served in various leadership roles in Children’s Ministry, Awana and in Student Ministry for over a decade now.

During her four years at Liberty, Jessie served in Student Ministries at the 20,000-member Thomas Road Baptist Church.  Jessie’s years of ministry experience have Hondo and Jessie 18wksuniquely prepared her for directing our Shoreline Community Church Children and Student Ministries today.  Jessie personally disciples many of the students that she works with. Jessie also serves as volunteer Chaplain for the North Bend Police Department.  Jessie’s partner in the picture (Hondo) is the North Bend Police Department Chaplain Dog; the kids at Shoreline love Hondo!

Jessie loves her kids, is a huge Green Bay Packer fan and finds great pleasure in helping her students come to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ!  Jessie has served on Shoreline’s staff since 2012.

Alex Neuman: Pastoral Intern/Custodian

Alex Neuman 4

Military veteran Alex Neuman has joined the Shoreline staff.  He is currently serving as our custodian.  Alex is finishing up on his BS Degree in Religious Studies from Liberty University and will be coming on staff as our Pastoral Intern soon.  Alex is a Deacon at Shoreline Community Church and also serves as one of our worship leaders; being very gifted on the keyboard.  Alex and his wife Leilani serve together on the board of the Coos County Chapter of CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship).  Alex joined the Shoreline Community Church staff in 2021.

Tara Cook: Administrative Assistant

Tara Cook

Tara is a gifted administrator who stays extremely involved in ministry.  Tara is a big part of our Media Ministry for those who are watching online.  Tara Cook has been our Administrative Assistant since 2019.  Tara and her daughter Michaela enjoy the outdoor life of the Oregon coast.

2 thoughts on “Staff

  1. My wife and I listen to your sermons Sunday mornings on 98.70 and have been listening since the first time a couple months ago. We believe they are awesome, real and down to earth. You talk about topics that most other churches are afraid to tackle. Thanks for talking about the real Heaven and Hell without any sugar-coating. Let’ s bring the true Word of God, like you do, back into our churches. God Bless and keep up the good work as we live our lives for and with the Lord.

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