Staff

Corey Laughary, Pastor

Pastor Corey was raised in Spokane, WA. He completed a history degree at Whitworth College and attended seminary at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Now Palmer Theological Seminary) in Philadelphia, PA. He was ordained by the American Baptist Conference in 2007 and has served as pastor of Palouse Federated Church since 2004. Corey and his wife, Tina, have three children.

You can contact Pastor Corey at:

          (509) 878-1509 | Church Office

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Hua Ming (Wha-Ming) Newman, Worship Arts & Tech Assistant/Youth Leader

Hua Ming was born in China, then in 2004 was brought to America by his adoptive parents, Connie and Erik Newman.  Hua Ming has two older sisters Erika and Katryna. Hua Ming has endured many surgeries throughout his life – from his feet to his jaw, but he has persevered through it all with a positive and encouraging attitude and an enduring faith.  He graduated high school in 2020, and now attends Spokane Community College. In addition to his work at the church, Hua Ming also drives the school bus for Gar-Pal Schools.  He enjoys helping others and playing video games in his free time. A couple of his favorite verses are Romans 12:21 and Matthew 6:34.

You can contact Hua Ming at:

          (509) 878-1509 (Church Office)

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Kimberly Edwards, Admin

Kimberly was born in Lawrence, Kansas. She became a “Palouse kid” in 1969 after her father accepted a position as professor of history at WSU and relocated the family to Palouse. She attended kindergarten through her freshman year in Palouse, and graduated from Potlatch High School. Kimberly worked for Home Health & Hospice for 30 plus years, caring for patients across several counties in the Pacific Northwest. She was also very active with Potlatch Fire & Ambulance and Worley Ambulance as an Advanced EMT & Instructor. She is married to Paul Edwards. They recently relocated back to the Palouse after several years of working in Charlotte, NC. They are building a new home in the Palouse area and they look forward to being part of the community.  Her current life verse is from Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain…”

You can contact Kimberly at:

      (509) 878-1509  | Church Office

      E-mail Kimberly