Our Staff


Rev. Jeremy Peugh
Senior Pastor

Jeremy grew up as a Pastor’s kid in the Church of the Nazarene on the Central Valley District of California. He went to Point Loma Nazarene University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Bible and Christian Ministries in 2007 and his Master’s in Ministry in 2016. He was ordained in 2012 and has been the Senior Pastor at Mount Carmel Church of the Nazarene since February of 2013. Jeremy is passionate about sharing Christ with the lost and making disciples. He is married to his wife Chelsea and has two beautiful kids: Kaleb and Ellie.


Rev. Chelsea Peugh
Associate Pastor

Chelsea grew up in the Los Angeles, CA area and went to Point Loma Nazarene University and received a Bachelors in Bible & Christian Ministries in 2006. She also earned her Master’s Degree in Christian Education with an emphasis in Youth Ministry at Azusa Pacific University in 2010. She never planned to be a Nazarene and truly believes that God has a sense of humor when she married Jeremy who claims to bleed Nazarene. Chelsea was ordained as an Elder in the Nazarene Church in 2015. She has served in various roles in the church.


Brian Whalen
Tech and Teaching Pastor

Brian is from the Western New York area. Prior to coming to Mount Carmel Church of the Nazarene in 2004 he studied primarily computer and electrical engineering. He loves to talk faith and explore related questions. He has been a licensed minister for two years and looks forward to what God has for him. He has been married to his wife Lisa for 18 years.



Bryant Dougharty
Associate Pastor

Bryant grew up as a Missionary’s kid in West Africa. He has a Masters in Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications & Theater from Point Loma Nazarene University. He was Associate Pastor at May Avenue Nazarene Church in Oklahoma City for two years and joined our staff in February 2016. He is passionate about outreach, building relationships of reconciliation, and being a tool to bring God’s grace into people’s lives. He is married to his wife Lauren and they have a daughter, Cordelia.



Kathy Lee
Worship Director

Kathy grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and is currently a student at Point Loma Nazarene University studying Psychology. Her current involvement in the Worship Arts program at Point Loma has allowed her to gain a variety of worship leading experience at various churches, chapels, summer camps, youth groups, and now here at Mount Carmel Church of the Nazarene. She has a passion and love for people and music and is excited to see what God has in store for her as she is used by Him in worship and ministry.