Our Team

Our pastor, Kyle Meier, joined The Peak in the summer of 2014. Kyle grew up in a military family so while he was born in Florida, he has lived all over the country.  In the spring of 2011, he graduated with a degree in Christian Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University and then went on to complete his seminary work at Duke Divinity School in 2014.  He really enjoys preaching and teaching, and also has a great passion for walking alongside people who are willing to ask difficult questions as to what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Outside of church, Kyle also loves to play soccer, hike, and kayak.  Kyle and his wife, Marie, have a daughter named Wrenn, newborn son named Everett, and an English bulldog named Oscar.  You can also check out Pastor Kyle’s blog here.

Joe Sanchez

Joe Sanchez

Worship Leader

joe.sanchez@peakumc.org

Joe is originally from San Antonio where he met and married his wife Rachel. They moved to Durham to attend Duke Divinity School, where Joe recently completed his Masters in Theological Studies. He has over 10 years of experience leading worship in several different faith communities and denominations. When he’s not playing music he enjoys watching movies and having long conversations over tea. 

Lauren Roy

Lauren Roy

Family Ministry Coordinator

lauren.roy@peakumc.org

Lauren and her family have been a part of The Peak Church for 7 years and she is excited to be a part of the Peak team. Lauren and her husband, Daniel, have 2 young children (Camden and Lila Grace). They have lived in the Raleigh area their whole lives.

Lauren has her degree in Elementary Education (K-6th grade) from East Carolina University. Prior to joining our staff team, she spent 10 years teaching for Wake County schools. Over the years, through her work in the classroom and at The Peak Church, her passion for family ministries has grown. Lauren is excited to make the transition from the classroom to the church and help our families grow in their walk with Christ.

Pam Strug

Pam Strug

Communications and Operations Coordinator

pam.strug@peakumc.org

Pam and her husband Dominic have called the Apex area home for 24 years. Her family includes three sons and her lap dog Summer.  She graduated from UNC at Greensboro and received a master’s degree from Ball State University.  Pam’s passion for being a servant for Christ was stoked after attending Walk to Emmaus over 17 years ago.  Her hobbies include reading, drawing, traveling and watching movies.  Pam loves connecting and communicating with people.

Amanda Rigby

Youth Coordinator

amanda.rigby@peakumc.org

Amanda was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She attended Abilene Christian University where she received a degree in Bible and Ministry in 2015. She is working toward a Master of Divinity degree at Duke Divinity School. Outside of hanging out with youth at The Peak and writing papers for school, Amanda enjoys running, swimming, and playing with her chihuahua, Dobby.

See a list of our Apex Family of Faith Communities staff