Mike Barnes

What are your favorite things to do?
I generally love to spend time with friends and family. But, I am an introvert, so alone time is also nice. Usually, that consists of binge-watching TV, reading a good book, or playing Playstation (yes, I still do that). I also enjoy playing and watching sports.

What is your go-to coffee order?
I prefer my coffee black. I hate to say it, but I have become a bit of a coffee snob. I generally would rather drink high quality coffee from local shops, like LiB’s Market (formerly Friends Roastery) here in town.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Definitely invisibility.

If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That’s too hard to answer. Let me give you my top 3 (in no particular order):

“Babel” by Mumford and Sons, “My Head is an Animal” by Of Monsters and Men, or “The Head and the Heart” by The Head and the Heart.

If you could spend the day with any notable person, past or present, who would it be?
Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He has such an interesting story being a German Theologian during World War II. I would love to understand his experiences first hand.

If you could choose to be ANY animal, what would you be?
I like being human.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Holden Beach. Our family has traveled there each summer for the last 15 years. It’s a nice, quiet beach with a good selection of Golf Courses in the area. A good combination!

What one household appliance could you not live without?
Coffee pot.

What is your favorite season?
Summer. I love Ohio, but I hate snow!

Is there a particular quote that you are inspired to live by?
“Ron, would you like some Salad?”
“Since I am not a Rabbit, no I do not.” -Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation

Do you have a favorite scripture verse?
I wouldn’t say I have a favorite verse, but one of my favorite stories in Scripture is when Jesus approaches the woman at the well in John 4. It’s a fantastic reminder that differences in race, gender, and culture should not divide the body of Christ, but are something to be celebrated as we are woven into one unified church!