“It has been said that pastors have a tendency to create the type of church they needed growing up. Well, I did not grow up in church. I was largely disillusioned with faith. So, when I started following Jesus, the places and relationships I sought after were those that allowed me to ask hard questions, wrestle with my doubts, and ultimately walk alongside other people who dared to be real with God and each other. Quite frankly, that is why The Peak felt like home. Here, we not only say our mission is “welcoming people who feel disconnected…” (whether that is from God, from others, or from ourselves even)…we try really hard to live it.”
Kyle is husband to Marie and dad to Wrenn and Everett. Kyle grew up in a military family and lived all over. When not he’s not doing ministry he is enjoying the outdoors playing soccer, basketball, or running, hiking and camping.
“I love The Peak because it is a church that is upfront about the ways it is trying to be faithful, honest about the ways it falls short, and still continues to try anyway. When I was young I was known as the kid that plays music at church, now I’m known as the guy with the man-bun that plays music at church.”
Joe is husband to Rachel and originally from San Antonio where he met and married Rachel. When he’s not playing music he enjoys watching movies, working out, learning ancient languages, and painting bedrooms.
“The Peak Church has become an extended family for us. It is a place where we are loved and my kids are loved and a place where we can grow in our discipleship. I love working in ministry, especially family ministries, because it gives me the opportunity to connect with families in the community and help those families connect to each other with God being at the center of it all.”
Lauren is wife to Daniel and mom to Camden and Lila Grace. Grew up here in Apex. When Lauren isn’t doing Family Ministry she enjoys listening to music, learning new creative projects, and watching movies with her family.
“I love that when I walk into the Peak on a Sunday morning, everyone seems to really want to be there, which isn’t the case at all churches! Members build real relationships with one another and help each other through the difficult times.”
Julie is married to Greg and has two girls, Arden and Gibson, as well as two furry children, Gladys the dog and George the cat. Julie was born and raised in Cheerwine country, but has been in the Triangle for 20 years. In what little spare time she has, she loves reading, listening to podcasts and watching shows on Netflix.
“I love how friendly the people are and how passionate The Peak is about connecting the disconnected. I am passionate about being a servant of God and helping others connect and find ways to serve God.”
Pam is wife to Dominic and mom to three sons Ryan, Justin and Logan. A native North Carolinian, she’s lived in Apex for 25 years. When she’s not communicating with the church she enjoys doing anything creative, music, art, and home improvements.
“I love that The Peak is so welcoming. Right away, I felt like I was a part of the community there. I am passionate about ministry because I love being a part of the work God is doing in the world.”
Amanda and her chihuahua, Dobby are originally from San Antonio, Texas. She is working toward a Masters of Divinity degree at Duke Divinity School. Outside of hanging out with youth at The Peak she enjoys reading, writing, running, traveling and playing with Dobby.