Barry & Charlie Carney

Lead Pastors

Barry and Charlie Carney joined the team as Lead Pastors in December 2018. Prior to moving to Glendale to serve on staff at Haven, Barry served in Paraguay as District Superintendent and Ministry Coordinator. Barry and Charlie have nearly 20 years of ministry experience, with over 15 years in South America as missionaries. Barry holds a Doctorate of Education in Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University and a masters in Missional Leadership from Northwest Nazarene University. We are so blessed to have Barry and Charlie’s leadership and experience on our team!

Gary & Tammy Spruill

Executive Pastor

Gary is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. In 2012, he moved to Arizona with his wife (of 40 years!), Tammy, and joined the Haven staff as Executive Pastor. Before coming on staff, he was a high school counselor and coach. Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, a master’s degree in Secondary Education, and an Educational Specialist degree in School Counseling. In addition to his many responsibilities, Gary leads a Financial Peace class at our church in his spare time. His work ethic is second to none, and he is a true servant leader. We’re so thankful to have him on our team!

Andrew & Katie Carney

Creative Pastor

Andrew grew up as a missionaries’ kid, and spent much of his childhood in South America. He joined Haven Church in 2019 as our Creative Pastor. Andrew is a passionate musician who studied at Hillsong College in Australia. Among his many roles, Andrew leads our tech, worship, and web development teams. We’re fortunate to have him leading our creative and music ministries!

Kyle & Caitlin Vick

Youth Pastors

Kyle and Caitlin Vick joined the Haven team in July 2020 after spending two years in the mission field teaching English in Thailand. Caitlin (“Cait”), originally from the state of Washington, has a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, a master’s in theology, and a master’s of divinity in spiritual formation. Kyle is originally from Southern California, and holds a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies and is nearly finished with his master’s in the New Testament. He served as the Middle School Director at their previous church. They love hiking, traveling and being active. We are fortunate to have them leading our youth ministry!

Katey Wood

Children's Pastor

Katey is originally from Mount Vernon, Ohio. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Prior to joining the Haven staff in June 2020, Katey taught 7th grade math. She still teaches at Western Peaks Elementary school, in addition to her role on staff with Haven! We are thankful to have her leading our Children’s Ministry!

Josh & Melissa Macharia

Young Adult Pastors

Josh is originally from Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently the Arizona Christian University (ACU) Head Women’s Soccer Coach. Josh and his family moved to Arizona in 2019 to begin his role at ACU, and shortly after became members of the Haven family. He joined our staff in July 2019 as the Young Adults Pastor.
Prior to moving to Arizona, Josh served as a Youth Pastor in Illinois for 6 years. He holds a degree in Youth Ministry from Olivet Nazarene University, and was ordained in April 2019. We are blessed to have Josh and Melissa leading our young adult ministry!

Chris & Jayna Watts

Outreach Pastors

Chris grew up in Flint, Michigan, and he graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in business. He joined Haven Church in 2015, and in 2019 we welcomed him to the leadership team as our Outreach Pastor. Outside of his work at Haven, he is also the Associate National Director of Academy Operations for Prison Fellowship Ministries where he spreads the good news of Jesus in prisons throughout most of the western United States. We are so thankful for Chris, his wife Jayna, and the many talents they bring to our pastoral staff.

Paul & Vangie Magnuson

Senior Adult Pastors

Pastor Paul joined the Haven community in 2003, and later became a member of our staff in 2011 as the pastor to our senior adults. Paul served in the United States Air Force (USAF) for 4 years. He is an ordained Elder in the Nazarene Church, and has accumulated many hours at universities, USAF tech schools, and Bible colleges throughout his lifetime. He is also a licensed instrument-rated private pilot. We are fortunate to have his knowledge, wisdom, and leadership serving the Haven congregation.

Sally & Steve Evans

Communications Coordinator

Sally is a Phoenix, Arizona native, and has been a member of Haven Church since 2014. We welcomed her onto our Haven staff in 2019 to support the church’s social media and communications efforts. She holds a master’s degree in business administration, and spent the last 11 years of her career in Communications for military and veteran healthcare. We are thankful to have her heading up our church-wide communications!