Rev. Berry French –
Campus Minister

Berry joined PCM as our campus minister 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, Berry 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. If you’re hoping to hear more about PCM, email Berry at berry@upcch.org.

Paul Burgess –
Pastoral Resident

Paul (he/him/él) is a recent graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA and has been hired as PCM’s next Pastoral Resident from August 2023 through summer of 2025. Originally from California, he met his wife Maggie when both were at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. At various points in his life, Paul has been a Boy Scout, a soccer referee, a junior high English teacher, a Girl Scout, a brief retiree sunbirding in New Mexico, a camp counselor, an expat, a Hispanic student leader, an actor, and (just recently) a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary with Masters of Divinity and Masters in Practical Theology.

Margie Peeler –
Seminary Intern

Margie is a second-year student at Duke Divinity School where she is pursuing an MDiv with a concentration in “Faith, Food, and Environmental Justice.” Prior to moving to Durham, Margie worked on a diversified vegetable and mushroom farm in Pennsylvania followed by a goat dairy in Montana (she will talk your ear off about goat obstetrics if you ask). She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2021 with a degree in biosystems engineering and a minor in religious studies. While at UT, she was very involved at UKirk, the PC(USA) campus ministry, and worked as a hiking and mountain biking trip instructor for the university’s outdoor program. Margie loves riding her bicycle around Durham and growing, cooking and enjoying food with friends. She’s very excited about working with and getting to know everyone at PCM!

PCM Board of Directors

Screen Shot 2023-10-15 at 5.40.57 PM

Scott Singleton

President of PCM Board, University Presbyterian Church Representative 

Scott and his family have been residents of Chapel Hill and active members of University Presbyterian Church since 2003. Scott is a faculty member of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. As an undergraduate at Trinity, Scott was active in his school’s campus ministry and his heart is especially open to God’s work among the UNC students.

Screen Shot 2023-10-16 at 12.05.54 PM

Katy Lucci-Ga

Secretary of PCM Board

Katy works as a student affairs professional specializing in Student Engagement at Kenan-Flagler Business School. Katy is passionate about PCM because of the authentic and holistic community values of inclusion and the role it played in her own spiritual formation.

Screen Shot 2023-11-05 at 6.37.53 PM

Colin Bates

PCM Board Treasurer

Colin is a Double Tar Heel  earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNC’s Kenan Flagler Business School. Colin is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Burlington, where he and his wife Cydney currently live with their two boys Jarrett (3) and Heath (1). He works as a Relationship manager for Franklin Street Partners here in Chapel Hill and has greatly enjoyed his time on the PCM Board since the beginning of 2022. Colin is grateful for the opportunity to serve on the PCM Board.

Screen Shot 2023-10-15 at 5.23.58 PM

Sarah Thomson

Chapel In the Pines Presbyterian Church Representative

Sarah Thomson is a proud UNC and PCM alum, class of 2007. Sarah and her partner live in Chapel Hill, where they spend their days chasing around two hilarious, boisterous young boys. They are members of Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church.

Screen Shot 2023-11-05 at 6.12.17 PM

Joann Case 

New Hope Presbyterian Church Representative 

Joann Case is a mother of grown sons, one who is active in PCM at NC State. Her and her husband have been married for 26 years and are members at New Hope Presbyterian Church.She is a retired teacher and now works for Edward Jones. The PCM Board is a great way to connect with the students and help them to grow in their spiritual life.  

Screen Shot 2024-03-18 at 9.29.44 PM

Brian Meacham

University Presbyterian Church Representative 

Brian Meacham has been a member at University Presbyterian Church since returning to Chapel Hill in 2019, after living 16 years in Raleigh. Brian is a proud Double Tar Heel (BSBA 2000, JD 2003) who was married at UPC in August 2003 to the former Sarah Brown. Brian and Sarah have two children, Claire and Luke.  Brian is a business attorney with Smith Anderson law firm, and currently serves as the Vice President of the UNC Law Alumni Association.

Screen Shot 2023-11-05 at 6.40.08 PM

Jimmy McEntyre 

Westminster Presbyterian Church Representative 

Jimmy is excited to be a part of the UNC PCM board, having joined earlier this year as the representative from Westminster Presbyterian in Durham.  He grew up a Carolina fan and graduated from UNC in 1990.  He and his wife met at UNC and now live in Durham with their two boys (ages 21 and 16).  He works as Vice President of Marketing for Sports Endeavors, LLC in Hillsborough and owns the Carolina store Johnny T-shirt.  He looks forward to supporting the mission of UNC PCM and the inclusive, faith-based community that has been created and fostered. 

Screen Shot 2023-11-05 at 6.45.21 PM

Sharon Mujica

Church of Reconciliation Representative

She is a member of the Church of the Reconciliation here in Chapel Hill. When the church’s representative to the PCM Board resigned she offered to serve. She has always enjoyed working with young people and during her 27 years at UNC she saw how organizations such as PCM offered students a home away from home and a place to grow in faith and service.  Being on the Board and being part of this faith community is gratifying and important to her and her church.

Screen Shot 2023-10-26 at 5.05.41 PM

Lynn Turner

Active Student Parent Representative 

Lynn Turner is a member of Saint Giles Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, serving as Missions Elder and active in the Presbytery of New Hope Youth Council.  She has served on the PCM Chapel Hill board since June 2022 and serves PCM because it is a welcoming community that encourages students to explore, question, challenge, and grow in their faith. Lynn and her husband Greg, live in Durham, have been married for over 30 years and have two adult children, Becca and Robby.

Screen Shot 2023-11-05 at 7.42.04 PM

Berry French

PCM Campus Minister, Executive Director of PCM 

Berry French serves as a non-voting member of the PCM Board. He is a PCM alumnus and is committed to serving UNC students and steering a flagship PC(USA) college ministry. Berry lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, two kids, and wonderful dog. 

 

Screen Shot 2023-11-05 at 7.48.14 PM

Cameron Mewborn

PCM Moderator, Current Student Representative 

Cameron Mewborn has been an active member of PCM since her first year at Carolina and served on the student leadership team, first as a Kitchen Coordinator, and now as the Moderator. Being involved in PCM has not only enabled her to engage in Christ-like leadership, but fostered her faith in the uncertain time that is college. She is currently a senior majoring in Nutrition, with a minor in chemistry with hopes to become a physician.