Our Staff

Steve Haney, Lead Pastor

Steve Haney grew up in the Wenatchee Valley and was radically saved as a teenager. He felt the Lord calling him to become a youth pastor in the Wenatchee Valley, and to that end he was Christ Center’s Youth Pastor from 1991-2012. Steve loves to see former students championing the Gospel in their spheres of influence.  In 2012 Steve became the lead pastor at Christ Center.  His heart is to reach people with the transforming power of Jesus Christ and to nurture their growth in Him.  He loves hiking, running, soccer, racquetball and good Thai Food!

“For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ “
Isaiah 41:13

Tim Williams, Consulting Pastor

Tim Williams is the Consulting Pastor at Christ Center. He serves remotely, leveraging his administrative gifts from Minneapolis, MN where he lives with his wife, Brittany, and two children: Mica and Blaise. Tim grew up in Cashmere and is honored to be a part of the team serving under Steve Haney to create a healthy staff culture and efficient systems of operation so that Christ Center can continue to flourish.

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?’ declares the Lord. ‘These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.”  
Isaiah 66:1-2

Steffanie Haney, Director of Adult Discipleship

Hi, I’m Steffanie and I am entrusted with the responsibility of adult discipleship at Christ Center. That’s a fancy way of saying I get to facilitate all of us adults learning to authentically follow Jesus. I love my family, coffee and chocolate. I came to know Jesus through the Sunday morning church experience and am passionate about continuing to follow this encouragement from the book of Hebrews in the Bible.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another- and all the more as you see the day approaching.”
Hebrews 12:12

Andy Robinson, Pastor of Operations

Serving Jesus and our church family as an assistant pastor is my delight. I am a Cashmere High grad, got a college degree in Recreation from EWU, met my wife, Mary--and then we came back to Cashmere to give the opportunity for others to receive the truth about Jesus. I find Jesus is creative. He is always doing new things. Children's ministry, Children's Camp, Men's ministry, and Jail Chaplaincy have been my joy over the past years. Now I lead the charge over the operations of the church--and am learning lots of other new things. Mary and I have 3 children--we also have been foster parents and we just became grandparents.

“Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.”
James 4:10

Joyce Williams, Pastor of Congregational Care

Joyce Williams serves on the Discipleship Team as Pastor of Congregational Care, providing prayer, encouragement, and support for the Christ Center family, as well as leading a Bible study, teaching membership classes, and coordinating weddings and memorial services.

“What a wonderful God we have—He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Source of every mercy, and the One who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Amber Vaughn, Director of Creative

I am so excited to be a part of the Christ Center team. Christ Center has played a huge role in my spiritual development over the last 17 years. Now it’s my turn to reinvest and use my gifts of creativity to guide people towards Jesus. I look forward to continuing to use visual design and creative arts to make an inviting atmosphere where we can spread the Good News and make disciples of Christ.

I attended Whitworth University in Spokane, WA after receiving my AAS degree while in high school from Wenatchee Valley College. I graduated from Whitworth with a double B.A. in Painting & Graphic design as well as with two minors, Theology and Psychology.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 2:10

Nicole Hickman, Director of Worship 

Nicole Hickman grew up in the pacific northwest before touring as a musician, and tour manager with the band I Am They, artist Holly Starr, and others. After a dozen years touring the world, she felt a Holy interruption by the Father to abide and trust Him in a new season: serving the local church in worship. Let’s go!!

Her heart is to be an apprentice of Jesus of Nazareth, ordering her life around three goals: be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did. Specific to directing songs of worship, her heart is one of reverent acceptance of the weighty responsibility that it is to lead the congregation in high praise of our God; submitted to the Holy Spirit and the house of God. She loves His church, and is expectant to see the Kingdom of God continue to come in Cashmere as it is in heaven!

“You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
1 Peter 2:5

Steve & Tara Thomas, Directors of Student Ministry

Steve and Tara Thomas met in a high school youth group. They continued to serve in youth ministry for a few years then Steve went on to become a teaching pastor
at a church in Oregon. They have been delighted to serve as our interim directors of youth ministry this year. Steve has been teaching and working with the teaching team while Tara has been organizing the MDWK (midweek) volunteer coordination and events each week. They love working with youth and providing a way for them to connect to Jesus in community

Taylor Sweigard, Directors of Kids' Ministry

My husband and I both grew up in Cashmere and are now raising our two kiddos here. I have fond memories of attending church and Vacation Bible School as a child with my mom and aunt as leaders in children's ministry. Now that I am a mother, I value and understand the importance of discipling our children to have love for and faith in God. I am so honored and excited to serve Jesus through kids' ministry here at Christ Center, supporting parents and caregivers in their roles as well as loving on the students that walk through our doors. My family loves to spend time outside riding bikes, hiking and playing sports. I also love to read whenever I get the chance!

"Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul." Psalm 143:8