Chris Florence-glassChris Florence

Lead Pastor

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Chris grew up in Brownsville, Texas before attending Texas A&M University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology.  While at A&M, he came to faith in Jesus through the ministry of Reformed University Fellowship (RUF). Chris earned his Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, his Master of Science in Social Work degree with a concentration in adult mental health and chemical dependency from the University of Texas at Austin, and pursued his Doctor of Philosophy degree in higher education leadership and teaching at St. Louis University.

He has served in a variety of areas over the years - Senior Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Shepherding at Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Rock Hill, SC, Vice President in the Academics Department, Interim Director of the Center for Ministry Leadership, the Interim Director for the Doctor of Ministry program, and an assistant professor of practical theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.  Chris has also served churches in Augusta, GA, Severna Park, MD, and Sturgis, SD throughout his years of ordained ministry in the PCA.

He is married to Suzy who he met at RUF while attending Texas A&M. Chris and Suzy have been married since 1995 and have one daughter, Bailey, who is a freshman at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In his free time, you might find Chris kayaking or hiking with Suzy, barbecuing brisket, cooking Mexican food, watching baseball, or reading.


Doug DominDoug Domin

Associate Pastor 

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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. 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

Associate Pastor of Worship and Enfolding

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Ken and his wife Amy met at Covenant College, where he received a B.A. in Applied Music. The Langleys 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 four children, Daniel, Olivia, Celia Grace, and Jacob. Ken was ordained and installed as Assistant Pastor of Worship on March 26, 2017, and was installed as Associate Pastor on October 3, 2021.


Alisa ArslanAlisa Arslan

Director of Children's Ministries

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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, 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, adult daughter Anna, two adult stepsons, one (very busy!) daughter-in-law, three elementary-age grandkids (triplets!), and two furry felines.  She enjoys travel, music of many genres, and a good book.


Jennifer McGeheeJennifer McGehee

Director of Preschool

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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. 


Jono Darville1Jono Darville

Director of Youth Ministry

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Jonathan (Jono) Darville and his wife, Jillian, have been members of Peace since 2016 and welcome their son, Jono, into the family in 2021. Jono is a former Global Master Trainer and Senior Account Executive with The Center for Leadership Studies. Prior to his time in the corporate world, Jono helped lead a ministry in New York geared towards reaching those in the fashion industry with the gospel. Jono has a B.A. in Biblical Studies and a minor in Apologetics from The College at Southeastern. He is currently finishing an M.A. in the Philosophy of Religion from Southeastern Seminary. Jono loves watching basketball, reading theology, spending time with friends and family, and walking Raleigh (the family dog). Jono and Jillian are expecting their first child in December. They love calling Peace their church home and consider it an honor to serve the families of Peace Church.


Todd Blonshine-2Todd Blonshine

Office and Facilities Manager

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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.  


Meaghan Clayton2Meaghan Clayton

Assistant Music Director

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Meaghan is a North Carolina native, growing up in Greensboro then moving to the Raleigh area in 1999 to attend Meredith College. She graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Music Education. She has played cello with the Meredith College Sinfonietta, Raleigh Civic Symphony, and the Raleigh Symphony. Meaghan also taught orchestra in the Wake County Public School System for 6 years. Currently, she teaches a private studio of violin, viola, and cello students and is the assistant director of the Triangle Youth String Orchestra. She also loves arranging music for the worship team as well as her students and orchestras. Meaghan is married to Justin, and they have 3 kids, Keegan, Caeden, and Immy. They have been blessed to call Peace home since 2014.


Marta BowserMarta Bowser

Financial Assistant

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Todd

and his wife Cathy have been members at Peace for over 20 years. 

Todd and his wife Cathy have been members at Peace for over 20 years. 


Andrea DuggerAndrea Dugger

Communication Assistant

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Andrea moved to North Carolina in 1997 to love and help a friend in the midst of dying from a brain tumor and work with House of Hope (a teenage residential center).  Before moving to NC she was on staff with Cru for 10 years and work with Josh McDowell and the High School Ministry on campus as well as internationally.  She thrives on being creative and is excited about working as the Communication Assistant at Peace.  She is married to Garrett and has three children – Kathrine, Monroe, and Isabella who are growing up quicker than she ever expected.


Cheryl Somerville2Cheryl Somerville

Administrative Assistant

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Cheryl and Matt moved to Cary in 1986, visiting Peace their first weekend here, and never visited 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 being empty-nesters, but are super thankful for their family, including 6 grandchildren. Cheryl has a passion for service, cooking, organization, and Matt!


Darcie InnesDarcie Innes

Administrative Assistant

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Darcie and Bruce have been at Peace from the beginning. They have four children and five grandchildren. Darcie enjoys playing with her grandchildren, cooking, games, and reading.

 

Sarah InnesSara Innes

Children's Church Coordinator

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Sara grew up at Peace Church and met her husband, Xan, here. She has had the opportunity to serve in many ways at Peace, but really loves the children’s ministry. She is currently getting her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from NC State. When not doing homework or baking something fun with Xan, Sara will be walking and playing with her dog, Paw George.


Rebecca LucasRebecca Lucas

Nursery Coordinator

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Rebecca Lucas grew up at Peace Church, leaving for college and a short stint in Chicago before returning back to Cary.  She is married to Andrew and is the mom of three boys, Isaiah, Micah, and Benjamin.  Prior to staying home with her kiddos and working at Peace, Rebecca worked as an Athletic Trainer.


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