Nathan Barnes, Lead Pastor
Nathan has been in ministry leadership for almost two decades now and has a passion for missional community, as well as the creative teaching of the word of God. Nathan is married to his beautiful wife Carrie, and has two sons: Keilan and Caleb. Nathan brings a passion for worship, for new expressions of the church, and a desire to see God’s Kingdom expand in the city of Barrie.
In the winter, Nathan can be found in the terrain park at one of our local ski hills, and in the summer you can catch him at one of Southern Ontario’s skateparks riding his BMX and teaching his sons how it’s done. He is an enthusiastic reader, who also enjoys watching off-beat comedies, and playing on-line video games.
Carrie enjoys gardening, playing hockey, and taking care of her three boys. She is also a Registered Practical Nurse, and works at the local hospital in Barrie.
Keilan and Caleb are the crazy boys, and although Nathan often gets blamed for their energy, the truth is they are more like their mother than their father. Keilan is in grade eleven and loves reading, creating his own comic strips and video games. Caleb is in grade eight and is less interested in sitting around and loves anything that keeps him moving, especially skiing, skateboarding and freerunning. The boys are a lot of fun, and like all boys their age, have a talent for chaos and disaster.
Keilan, Carrie, Nathan and Caleb