Pastor Vaughn is an ordained Elder of Michigan Area United Methodist Church and a full member of the West Michigan Conference. He is also a third generation United Methodist. "I explain to my more Reformed friends it was predestined to be this way." After graduating from Zeeland High and completing his undergraduate degree at Grand Valley, he attended Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Prior to joining Central UMC, Pastor Vaughn served at Grand Rapids South UMC and Mulliken UMC. .