Donna Pruitt Clearinghouse / Program Director email

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As the newest member of the SWV team, Donna recently moved to the Wenatchee Valley with her husband and two sons.  Donna comes to us from St. Louis where she served God in several different capacities, the most recent being with a homeless ministry in downtown St. Louis where she and her husband started a children's ministry to work with at-risk youth from the surrounding housing project.  She also served as a licensed lay minister in her local church.

In addition to her ministry work, Donna brings 15 years of human resources experience and an MBA from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis.  Her heart is to serve God in any way that He directs and she is very excited and counts it as a privilege to be a part of the SWV team.


Thom Nees Director email

Pastor Thom Nees has been an ordained minister in the Church of God, Anderson and the Church of the Nazarene traditions since 2005. He returned to the Wenatchee Valley in 2003 with his wife Melanie and their five children, Joshua, Samuel, Benjamin, Caleb, and Hannah, serving as the pastor of Wenatchee First Church of the Nazarene (2003-2009) and the founding pastor of Missio Dei Church of the Nazarene (2009-2017). He was also the founding director of Hand in Hand Immigration Services.

Thom has been a long-time partner and former board member of Serve Wenatchee Valley, and has served the community by bringing a bridge building, collaborative perspective to many creative problem-solving efforts.

Thom humbly and enthusiastically joined the staff team at Serve Wenatchee Valley by accepting the responsibility of serving as the Executive Director in August of 2017.


Teresa Craig Office Manager email

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Teresa joined our team on April 1, 2016.  She came to the Wenatchee Valley in 2005 with her husband, Dan, and two children. Teresa has served in Christian ministry for many years and has taken notice of how the Lord has been preparing her throughout her career for this position, at this time and place, for His purpose. Scripture says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28


Kathy Ochs Retired Clearinghouse Coordinator  email

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On May 1, 2003, Serve Wenatchee Valley hired a valuable addition to our ministry…Kathy Ochs. On Thursday, May 31, 2018 Kathy officially retired from Serve Wenatchee. For over 15 years, she has faithfully served as the hands and heart of Christ. Her retirement celebration, which was held on Friday June 1st and she was blessed and honored on behalf of the thousands of families who have been graciously and capably served during her time with us. 



Our Board Of Directors


Steve Bishop, President
Sage Hills Church

Mikael Gavin, Secretary
Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Rudy Mueller, Treasurer
Brethren Baptist Church

Steve Russert
Wenatchee First Assembly of God

Steve Whitney
Calvary Bible Church

Randy Springs
Wenatchee First Assembly of God

Ruth Macias
Eastmont Baptist Church

Connie Hughes
Eastmont Community Church