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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Vanessa Moore, Youth Leader

Vanessa Moore is a hometown girl, raised right here in Palouse, WA. She attended college at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Development. She traveled with her husband and children for 4 years before settling down in the area again in 2019.  Vanessa is excited to be back in the Palouse community and greatly enjoys her work with the youth of Palouse!

Hua Ming Newman, Worship Arts & Tech Assistant

Hua Ming (Wha-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, where he currently is undecided on a major. In addition to his work at the church as the Worship Arts & Tech Assistant, Hua Ming also works at Palouse Family Foods.  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.


Tim Sievers, Connection Director

Tim was raised in Clarkston, MI. He has a degree in history and political science from Greenville University in Greenville, IL, and currently is enrolled in the MDiv program at Fuller Theological Seminary.  Additionally, Tim has a nonprofit best-practices management certificate from Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, MI.  Tim has experience in public relations, fundraising, nonprofit management and church ministry.  Tim and his wife, Tracy Lee, have three children.

You can contact Tim at:

          (509) 878-1509 | Church Office

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