Rev. Kristofer Roof
Kristofer moved from the Carolinas to the Mid-South in 2009 to launch the first-ever Young Adult Ministry at Collierville UMC. He would later serve that congregation as their Associate Minister before being called to church planting in 2015. On June 4, 2018, Kristofer was ordained as an Elder by Bishop Bill McAlilly.
Today, Kristofer leads a group of Christ-followers from the Collierville/Memphis area as they seek to reach people who have left the Church or who were never raised in the Church but are open to exploring questions about life, faith, and God. If you're more interested in becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ than simply becoming a "church member," then contact Pastor Kris today.
Minister of Discipleship
Rev. Dr. Harry Durbin
Dr. Harry Durbin brings a wealth of pastoral and church experience to Peace Tree. In addition to 30+ years serving both neighborhood and urban United Methodist congregations, he has served as a church resource editor and on numerous boards and task forces.
Harry earned a Bachelor's degree from Union University then earned Master of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary and a Master of Education degree from the University of Memphis. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary.
Dr. Durbin and Pastor Kris have served together previously at Collierville United Methodist Church where Harry was the Senior Pastor from 1998 to 2011. During that time, church membership grew from 2,200 to 3,300 under his leadership. In addition to his ministry with Peace Tree, Dr. Durbin is also a lead coach with the Clergy Coaching Network.
Director of Children's Ministry
Karen is a charter member of Peace Tree who now serves as our Director of Children's Ministry. She has experience as a preschool teacher, and teaching assistant at the high school level. She is also involved in several church groups including Book Club, Sisters In Service and Worship Team.
Karen lives in Collierville with her husband David, and three daughters, Kathleen, Evie, and Lucy. Reach out to Karen with any questions about the nursery children's ministry and Safe Sanctuary Training.
She can be reached by phone at 901-286-5532 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Business Administrator
Susan was part of Peace Tree's initial Launch Team from 2015-2017. As a member of Peace Tree's sister congregation, Collierville UMC, she provided guidance and support during our congregations earliest years as new church start.
Before joining the Peace Tree staff, Susan most recently served families at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in downtown Memphis. She helped create the Family Resource Center at LeBonheur in order to give families the tools they need to better understand a diagnosis and offer them access to all of the hospital’s amenities.
Susan lives in Olive Branch, Mississippi with her husband, Len. They have three adult sons: Josh, Paul (Kammie), and Will (Atya).
Reach out to Susan for questions on donations, pledging, events, building usage, congregational care or other general questions. She can be reached by phone at 901-286-5532 or by email at email@example.com.