Leadership

Cole McLaughlin

Cole McLaughlin

Senior Pastor

Cole is the senior pastor at Peace Church. He and his wife, Teressa, met during their college years and got married one week after graduation. They have four kids: Micah, Eli, Emory and Adeline. Cole grew up in Buies Creek, NC, went to college at UNC, and worked for 15 years as a campus minister, most recently at Duke University. He received a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte in 2007.

Doug Domin

Doug Domin

Associate Pastor

Doug comes to Peace from New Hampshire where he and his wife, Linda, church planted.  They also have served churches in Yazoo City, Mississippi, Miami, Florida, and Aiken, SC.  They have 4 grown children: Courtney, Daniel, Andrew, and Jonathan. Doug received his B.A.A. degree in Criminal Justice and his M.Div. degree from Reformed Theological Seminary.  Doug serves the church primarily in discipleship ministries and outreach. 

Ken Langley

Ken Langley

Assistant Pastor of Worship and Communications

Ken and his wife Amy met at Covenant College and came to Peace from St. Louis, Missouri, where Ken attended Covenant Seminary and received a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in worship and music. Ken has previously served at churches in Philadelphia (his home city), Arlington and Richmond, VA (Amy's home city) and St. Louis. Ken has a range of musical experience, from leading and participating in choral music, hymnody of all varieties and contemporary worship ensembles. Ken and Amy have two children, Daniel and Olivia. Ken was ordained and installed as Assistant Pastor of Worship on March 26, 2017.

Jennifer McGehee

Jennifer McGehee

Director of Preschool

Jennifer has been married to Steve for thirty wonderful years, and they are blessed to call Peace home. Their son, Brock, flies F-15C’s in Okinawa.  Their daughter, Bethany is recently married and is a professional musician. Jennifer has enjoyed serving children and young families for over twenty years. She is delighted to join the church’s mission to love and serve our community by providing a preschool where children learn through play. Jennifer enjoys traveling west to visit family, reading a good book by the pool, walking on the beach, and hiking in the mountains. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Level Certificate in Biblical Counseling from Southeast Baptist Theological Seminary.

Alisa Arslan

Alisa Arslan

Director of Children's Ministries

Alisa is delighted to call North Carolina and Peace Church “home”.  She grew up in Winston-Salem, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, worked at IBM for 17 years in software development and management, and relishes her current roles as wife, mom, nana, daughter, director of children’s ministries, and Sunday School teacher.  She loves VBS and sharing the amazing truths of God’s Word with children!  Alisa’s family includes husband Mark, daughter Anna in college, two adult stepsons, preschool-age triplet grandkids, and two furry felines.  She enjoys travel, music of many genres, and a good book.

Trip Smith

Trip Smith

Director of Youth Ministry

Trip was born in Cary and grew up going to Peace. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism and mass communication. After graduation, Trip spent a year in Lebanon with Cru before returning to the Triangle area and working with TWR. Now on staff at the church, Trip and his wife Brently are excited to lead high schoolers and middle schoolers in exploring what it means to celebrate and proclaim Jesus where they are now and will be in the years to come.

Sara Lohr

Sara Lohr

Student Ministries Assistant

Sara grew up at Peace, and graduated from Campbell University. After working for a year in Lynchburg, Virginia, she moved home to work at Peace. Sara has enjoyed serving her home church by working with the middle and high school students. When she is not getting lunch with students, she enjoys trying new and interesting restaurants, watching movies, and playing with her dog, Rocket. Sara is completing her internship with Reformed Youth Ministries at Peace.

Todd Blonshine

Todd Blonshine

Office and Facilities Manager

Todd and his wife Cathy have been members at Peace for over 20 years.  They met in Georgia and have eight children (four married couples).  Todd loves serving Jesus by helping the facilities and office run smoothly.

Cheryl Somerville

Cheryl Somerville

Administrative Assistant

Cheryl and Matt were both forestry majors at Clemson University when they married 35 years ago. They moved to Cary 31 years ago, visiting Peace their first weekend here, and never visiting another church because they were HOME! Cheryl homeschooled their 5 children (Ben, Mary, Rob, Caroline, and Sam) for 22 years before "retiring." They have enjoyed becoming empty-nesters, and are super thankful that the whole family has settled locally, including two sweet grandsons! Cheryl has a passion for service, cooking, organization, and Matt! 

Teressa McLaughlin

Teressa McLaughlin

Administrative Assistant

Teressa has been married to our pastor, Cole, for twenty years, and they have four children. She grew up in Indiana farm country, where much of her extended family still lives. When she's not welcoming folks at Peace, you can find Teressa helping out at her kids' school or spending time with friends.

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Elders

Ron Aasland
Bill Haynes
Gary Hodge
Bruce Innes
Ed O'Brien
Jeff Smith
Steve West
Dale Walley

Deacons

Steve Armstrong
Erik Bright
Brian Garrett
Steve Grube
Bob Gulley
Tom Hornack
Jon Lohr
Tim McDonald
Billy Minson
Ken Nicholas
Zak Purvis
Pieter Westerbeek
Jeremy Witmer
Doug Yoo