Meet the Mission Committee
I am very blessed to have many dedicated members of the Mission Committee. These FPC members devote countless hours of their time and assist me with mission budget allocation, grant reviews, as well as serving as coordinators for various subcommittees and/or as liaisons with mission partners. The Mission Committee is comprised of elders, deacons, PW representatives and at-large church members. I couldn’t do my job effectively without their help and I want you to have the opportunity to get to know them better.
Mission Committee Member: Margaret Peacock – Presbyterian Women Representative
- Joined FPC: Joined FPC on July 26, 1987
- Family: Charles and I met in 2002 in the Chancel Choir at First Presbyterian Church and were married at First Presbyterian in 2003. Charles has two adult children, and we enjoy four grandchildren.
- Career: I retired from the NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety as the Director of Organizational Effectiveness. Afterwards, I worked with a consulting company part-time and then full-time as an organizational performance consultant and project manager. My primary consulting projects were with the Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Kathy: Why do you feel missions are important to FPC?
Margaret: Missions are a primary way of living out our faith. I am proud First Presbyterian’s mission focuses on “serving Christ from the heart of the city to the ends of the earth.” It is important to remember the needs of others in our surrounding areas but to also share God’s love with others around the world.
Kathy: What mission are you most closely affiliated with and why?
Margaret: Charles and I are very committed to the Bolivian Mission. I was involved with the FPC and Suhnam Presbyterian Church (Kwang-ju, Korea) Mission Exchange from the mid-1990’s to 2004. Around 2000, FPC joined with the Suhnam Presbyterian Church in a collaborative mission with Korean Missionary Rev. Ik Bai Moon’s Mission at the Eden School in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Since 2003, Charles and I have been on 11 mission trips to the Eden School as coordinators of the Vision Clinic. The Vision Clinic has provided prescription, reading and sunglasses to thousands of Eden School students and their families, the community and members of the mission churches established by Rev. Moon.
Kathy: What was your most memorable trip or vacation?
Margaret: The most memorable trip was our honeymoon in Greece and Crete in 2003.
Kathy: What is an item on your bucket list?
Margaret: Charles and I were fortunate to check off a bucket list trip in January 2020 when we traveled to the Galapagos Islands. Charles and I look forward to another bucket list trip to Egypt in February 2023 to commemorate his retirement in December 2022 as Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Science at North Carolina State University.
Kathy: What is something positive that you’ve experienced during the pandemic that you may incorporate into your life going forward.
Margaret: Sharing more time with Charles while he worked from home during the pandemic. It has been a great to transition into retirement life together!
Kathy: If you could invite 3 people (living or dead, fictional or real) to dinner, who would they be and why?
Margaret: My parents but especially my father who passed away when I was 25 years old. I would like to share my life with him and for him to know how he shaped my life in those few years. I would like to ask God about heaven and how we will be transformed from this life to the next.