Pastoral and Program Staff
Phone: 919.929.2102 ext. 112
Meg Peery McLaughlin
Phone: 919.929.2102 ext. 111
Staff Associate for Youth Ministries
Phone: (919) 929.2102 ext. 114
Kim began as the Staff Associate for Youth Ministries in November of 2007. She grew up in Red Springs, NC, and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003 with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and Psychology. As a product of University Presbyterian Church’s Campus Ministry program, she spent the fall of 2003 as an intern in the Center for Youth and Young Adult Ministry at Montreat Conference Center. In January of 2004, she returned to Chapel Hill as the Camp Director at New Hope Camp and Conference Center.
Kim bleeds Carolina Blue and knows the words to all of the UNC fight songs. She loves leading games that make you laugh, organized chaos, and trips in the van. Kim lives in Durham with her dog Murphy.
Staff Associate for Children's Ministries
Phone: (919) 929-2102 ext. 125
Nancy began as the Staff Associate for Children’s Ministries in October 2014. She grew up in west central Illinois and graduated in 2005 from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. She continued on to get a Master of Arts degree in education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Before joining the staff at University Presbyterian Church, Nancy served congregations in Knoxville, TN, and Indianapolis, IN. Nancy is a Certified Christian Educator in the PC(USA) and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte.
In her free time, you’ll find her reading, watching Michigan State sports, and doing just about any craft imaginable! She also enjoys traveling to visit her family.
Associate Pastor for Campus Ministry
Phone: 919.929.2102 ext. 119
Berry joined the UPC staff in August 2020. A native of Lumberton, North Carolina, he attended the University of North Carolina, graduating in 2003 with degrees in both Economics and Recreation and Leisure Studies. But between freshman dorm move-in and donning a cap and gown, he found a home here at PCM.
After two years of camp and conference ministry and extensive international travel in Central America and Africa, Berry discerned a call to ministry and attended Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond. From there, he has served as an associate pastor at both White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh as well as Black Mountain Presbyterian Church near Montreat. In 2017, Berry and Katie, their daughter Aubry and son Will embarked on a two-year journey sailing through the Caribbean and the North American Eastern Seaboard, visiting 12 Caribbean countries in their own 43’ sailboat from Grenada to Maine.
Berry loves the outdoors, hiking, camping, biking, gardening, and playing outside with his kids.
Director of Music
Phone: (919) 929-2102 ext. 131
Joey joined the UPC staff in June 2020. Originally from Honolulu, he moved to New York to attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he graduated with degrees in architecture and lighting while also serving as Director of Music at First United Presbyterian in downtown Troy. He then returned to his first passion of music and attended Yale University where he received a master’s in organ before moving to Durham to take a position as organ scholar in residence at Duke University Chapel where he met his wife Sarah, a Duke Divinity student.
As church musician and teacher, Joey has also served at Chapel of the Cross (Chapel Hill), and St. Paul’s (Norwalk, CT), working with their choirs and chorister programs, and as a teaching artist for the Yale Music in Schools initiative. As an organist, he has had the opportunity to perform across the country in notable spaces including St. Patrick’s Cathedral NYC, Trinity Church Boston, Harvard University’s Busch Hall, and Washington National Cathedral and has been a featured recitalist at conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.
In his free time, Joey enjoys open water swimming, cooking Asian cuisine and serving as carillonneur at Duke Chapel, giving tours and performing the weekday 5pm recitals.
Temporary Parish Associate
Phone: (919) 929-2102 ext. 113
Hadley joined our staff in June 2021 as our Temporary Parish Associate. A native of Laurinburg, NC, she is an ordained United Church of Christ minister and has most recently served as a pediatric chaplain for UNC Health Care. Hadley has a degree in English from UNC-Chapel Hill and completed the Master of Divinity degree at Duke University’s Divinity School, and is looking forward to living into her ordination in new ways by having the opportunity to serve, lead, care for, and love our congregation.
Hadley is married to Drew, and they are the proud parents of Hannan and Ruby.
Director of Communications and Stewardship
Phone: 919.929.2102 ext. 130
Erin joined our staff in February 2021 as our Director of Communications and Development. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Erin earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Mary Washington and a Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. She is an ordained Baptist minister who has served in several congregations, most recently as an associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Lumberton, NC. At UPC, she enjoys serving in a new capacity through the ministry of communication and storytelling.
In her spare time, Erin enjoys reading, catching up on shows on Netflix and Hulu, and spending time with her husband, their energetic daughter, and their extroverted dog.