Scott Swelbar : Lead Pastor
I began serving Community Christian Church as senior minister (the only minister on staff) in March of 1994. After spending several years in youth ministry, I felt God leading me in a different direction that was never a part of my plan (working with adults). The problem was, I didn’t feel like I would ever find a church where I could use my creative youth ministry talents and a passion for reaching people for Jesus while dealing with a bunch of rigid structured grown ups! God opened up the door with a small group of people who had a passion for Jesus and were willing to put up with the antics of a former youth minister. I can honestly say that doing youth ministry for grown ups is the best job I have ever had.
I grew up in an incredibly Godly family! My dad who was the white sheep of his family and my mother made sure we were connected to a church from the time we were born. I now understand how fortunate I was that they lived out their faith 24 hours a day in front of us. I accepted Christ when I was 8, but God had to hit me over the head (hard) during my college days at West Virginia University before I truly understood his amazing Grace. From that point on, my passion has been to help people connect to Jesus no matter how skeptical they may be. I went on to get my B.S. in Ministry from The Cincinnati Bible Seminary (now Cincinnati Christian University). I live with my wife JoEllyn three incredible sons, Caleb, Jacob and Zachary.
Randy Mosteller : Executive Pastor
If you’d told me I would be the Executive Pastor for a church, I would’ve laughed. My background for the past 20 + years has been management and operations for nonprofit organizations. I’ve done everything from financial management to personnel, strategic planning to fundraising and everything in-between. After losing my job in October of 2009, I approached Scott and asked how I could help Community. I wanted a positive way to use my skills, abilities and experiences, while I waited to see what God had in store for me. At first, I took care of the basic bookkeeping and day-to-day financials. The longer I was there, the more Scott asked me to do. Next thing I knew, it seemed I was at Community full-time. I continued sending out resumes and applications on a daily and weekly basis, while asking God to open the right door. No doors opened, except the one at Community. It kept opening wider and wider, and God kept providing. Scott and the Elders offered the opportunity to come on the Community Staff full-time, as the Executive Pastor on January 1, 2012.
My wife, Shelli and I, along with our kids, Logan and Audrey have called Community Christian Church home since October 2000. While here at Community, we have served in many different areas. It seems wherever Shelli and I have served, we have been blessed and left our mark.
Charlie Hines: Worship Pastor
I grew up in a large family with three brothers and three sisters. My mom ran a well-oiled machine of a household and my dad was an Army officer who rose to the rank of Two-Star General before his death in 2013. He remained an educator until his last breath and I believe I picked up my love for teaching from him. I gave my life to Christ at a catholic charismatic prayer meeting in 1983, then moved to Germany and finished high school where I met two friends and worship leaders who I am still close with today. After returning to the states I went to Howard University to study Music. I love teaching but did not want to be a music teacher. I left school and spent nearly 20 years working in the business world. I took a leap of faith in 2005 and left that job to pursue full time music ministry. In 2016 I took another leap of faith to create margin in my life for some of the other things God placed on my heart. I opened an indie record label called Cave Records where I continue to write and release music. I also work for a Cincinnati creative agency called Rebel Pilgrim. It was only a few months into this leap that I met Randy and Scott. I realized the longer I wasn’t leading worship, the more I missed it. I didn’t miss the stage or lights, I missed the community. I missed teaching people how to lead others into the presence of God through music. As Worship Pastor for Community I have a passion to bring people into that sacred space and then stay out of God’s way so He can do what he came to do.
I have been married to my wife Traci since 1996. We have two daughters, Mia and Abby. Cincinnati is now the place I’ve lived the longest and it is the only place my kids know as home. We have chosen to see what God has next and I will continue to lead and educate people in worship and through song for as long as I am able.
Two of my favorite things are telling stories and making people laugh ‘til they snort (bonus points if milk comes out their nose). If I can occasionally do both things in church, I believe I am fulfilling God’s Ultimate Plan for My Life. God stories are my favorites; I love that storytelling was a big part of how Jesus taught. I served as CA Pastor at CCC for eight years, had to step away to do “mom” stuff for a while, and now I’m thrilled to be back. Our church is exceptionally blessed with artists, actors, designers and crafty folks who love using their talents to tell His story of love, joy, redemption and hope.
I grew up in a wacky, creative, fun-loving, Christian home. I earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Oklahoma Baptist University and an M.A. in Theatre History and Dramatic Criticism (so useful, I know) from the University of Oklahoma. Randy and I married in 1991 and we have two wildly quirky kids, Logan and Audrey. CCC has been home to us since 2000 and I can’t imagine being anywhere else.
Jason Kauffman : the Com Pastor
I have been blessed throughout my life with great mentors; who helped shape the person I am today. The greatest mentor in my life was my father, he showed my sister and I what it meant to Love God and Love your Family. He always encouraged us to be involved in the church whenever the doors were open. Through those years of growing up in the church, having the ability to lead small groups and preaching, I felt God tugging on my heart to enter into ministry. In September of 1999, I came on board here at Community as the Children’s Minister and have seen God do amazing things.
Joel Riehle : Connect Pastor
If you've ever wondered "what on earth does God want from me?" I have felt your pain. But it is also an incredible feeling of peace and joy when you hear from God and all He wants is who you are. I believe that Celebrating, Connecting, and Contributing to the local church like Community is the way to turn your whole life over to God and I am very blessed to be able to do that as a pastor here alongside my wife, Melissa.
We have twin daughters, Juliet & Belle and we are very happy to be raising them here at Community.
Lori Kilbane : Children's Pastor
One of my favorite songs is “How Great is Our God” by Chris Tomlin. God’s great love and unfailing grace never cease to blow me away. I love that He cannot be put in a box…He is just TOO BIG! It still amazes and humbles me that He chooses to use ordinary people, like you and me, to partner with Him in sharing His love. And, when we do, our lives are never the same.
When our family came to CCC in 2005, we found a community of believers who loved and supported us while challenging us to grow. At the time, I had served in Children’s Ministry in one capacity or another for over twenty years, from nursery through elementary. Joining the Children’s Ministry team for a teaching rotation seemed like a natural fit for me but our God loves to move us from where we are comfortable to where we can only depend upon Him. In May 2008, I joined Community’s staff as a Children’s Pastor where I have the opportunity to be a part of something incredible: helping children and their families to grow in their knowledge and understanding of God’s redeeming grace and what that means in their lives. I also have the privilege of working with a terrific team of volunteers who have partnered with God to help us create experiences for children, young and old, to discover the life changing connection with Jesus.
I have been married to my best friend, Tom, for more than 30 years. We have three adult children and one granddaughter.
Shari Fulkerson : Elementary Pastor
God never ceases to amaze me with His plans for us. We moved to Fairfield Township in 2018 with no idea what God had in store for us. Growing up in the church, I knew it was vital to find a church home to become rooted in our community and continue to grow in our faith. Community was our first stop and we never looked back...we were home.
I have served in many ministries over the years and am constantly in awe of how God continues to build his kingdom through ordinary people. I have a passion for sharing the overwhelming love of God with others, watching them grow and continue to spread his story to others.
Because God blessed me with a quirky, creative brain, I am always looking for fun and innovative ways to communicate His love to others, especially children.
I love watching children in their process of learning about the saving grace of God through Jesus. When they are little they are sponges, absorbing the stories of what God has done for His people and as they grow it’s so fun to watch it go from head knowledge to heart knowledge. Nothing is better than the moment they make Jesus their Savior. What an amazing privilege it is to be a small part of God’s redemptive plan for His people.
In 2015 I met and married my best friend, Sam. Together we have six children; Alex, Dean, Aubrie, Sierra, Colin and Christina. We have also welcomed two beautiful daughter in laws, Andrea (Dean’s wife) and Abby (Alex’s wife) into our family and have been blessed with two grandchildren, Bentley and Timothy (Dean & Andrea’s boys).
Rachel Butler: Trenton Children's Coordinator
I have always enjoyed working with children and for years thought I wanted to be a teacher. God had other plans for me. I met my husband, Scott, in high school, attended Sinclair Community College and became a paralegal for several years, before becoming a full time mom. Scott and I have two daughters, Zoey Joy who is in heaven and Molly Grace a girly rambunctious 7-year-old. My church years have been spent serving in the children’s department and VBS programs. I have always felt that it was not only important to attend church but to also invest your time and energy in the church.
In 2015 we began attending CCC and just fell in love with the community and the people. We couldn’t have felt more welcome in a new place of worship. During our time here, God has blessed our family and allowed me to continue serving in the Children’s Department. In 2017 I began serving in a larger capacity as the Children’s Coordinator for the Trenton campus, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to serve. I have always loved working with kids and seeing the joy they get from hearing about Jesus. I am very excited about this new opportunity that God has provided for my family and me.
Shellee Alcorn: Middle School Pastor
Noah Hinson: Student Pastor
Beginning my ministry career at Whitewater Crossing on the west side of Cincinnati as an intern in their Children’s Ministry, I never anticipated God would bring me to where I am now. After beginning conversations with Scott (our Lead Pastor) on a whim, and ALOT of prayer, My now wife, Jerica, and I decided to make the move here to Community. It turned out to be the best decision we could have ever made. By meeting the most incredible church family, and having an incredible environment to learn, I was able to complete my degree in Youth and Children’s Ministry while interning at Community part-time. Now, I have the privilege of claiming Youth Ministry as my full-time gig! I love getting to hang out with students, and connect them to the overall church body as we continue to support them in their personal faith.
I grew up in an awesome Christian home as the youngest of 6 kids (A “Yours, Mine, and Ours” type deal). I’ll never take for granted how incredible my parents were at showing me the love of Jesus, and encouraging me to take ownership of my faith. During my time at Cincinnati Christian University (really only like 3 days into being there) I met the most incredible godly woman on the planet (she was pretty, too) and I decided I wasn’t going to leave her alone until she agreed to a date. Now she is my wife, and we live in Lindenwald with our beta fish, Melvin. I am so blessed with the life God has given me, and the opportunity I have to lead people to Jesus through my role here at Community.
Rhonda Cupp : Office Administrator
I’ve lived in this area, and been part of this church my whole life-from the days when we were the North Seventh Street Church of Christ in downtown Hamilton to our current Community Christian Church here on Millikin Road. I’ve been blessed to be part of this church, which has grown into a vibrant, life-changing church of hundreds, and am proud to serve in the position of Office Coordinator, which I have held since graduating from high school.
I was raised in a Christian home by parents who love the Lord and passed on their faith to me and my younger sister. I was baptized when I was 14 years old on Easter Sunday morning. God has blessed me in many more ways than I could ever count, and I’m very thankful to my family and my church family for their love and support.
I married Rob, my high-school sweetheart, a wonderful man who loves the Lord, in 1983. We adopted two children, who are now grown. Life is full & busy, and we look forward to what God has in store for us in the years to come.