Regular office hours are 9:00 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday.
Please call before visiting to make sure someone will be in the office.
Janet Askew (Accountant) grew up in South Carolina and graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She currently lives in Hillsborough with her husband and two sons. She has almost twenty years of non-profit accounting experience and began working for Chapel in the Pines in 2009.
Teresa Balatico (Office Manager), a Georgia native, brings her strong administrative skills as well as a friendly and welcoming disposition to the church office. She is a person of faith who has worked in churches of various denominations, as well as in government offices, and a children’s psychiatric hospital. Having moved often within the US as well as abroad due to her husband’s military career, they are happy to be in Tar Heel Country. She has a grown daughter who lives nearby, and a very cute grandkitty named Emily Dickinson. In her free time she enjoys nature walks with her husband, attending dance, musical and theatrical performances, thrifting/antiquing, and traveling. She also can be found watching a Georgia Bulldogs, Jacksonville State Gamecocks, or Baltimore Ravens football game.
Katherine Brekke (Director of Handbell Choir) has done a little bit of a lot of things in her time. A NC native, she has been ringing handbells and singing in the choir since she was in elementary school in New Bern, NC. She made the jump to directing bells in 2005. and has been directing the bells of Chapel in the Pines since 2011. She received a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill and a PhD in biological chemistry from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She loves reading, knitting and crafting.
Katherine and her husband Monty have three children, Johnson, Casey and Ellie and a collection of cats.
Dennis Dallke (Custodian) grew up in southern California, has lived in Oregon, Alaska and Florida before finding his home in Carrboro. He has enjoyed caring for various church denominations in the area for the past 30 years and sees his work behind-the-scenes to be his calling. Dennis and his wife Becky (retired school teacher) have three children and two beautiful grandchildren.
Jeremy Nabors (Director of Music Ministry) Jeremy M. Nabors is a music educator, conductor, composer, and church musician in the triangle of NC. He holds degrees from both the University of Michigan, BM in Music Education, and Michigan State University, MM Choral Conducting. During the day he is on the choral faculty at Durham School of the Arts where he helps oversees a middle and high school choral program of over 400 students.
In addition to his work at DSA, Jeremy is the Director of Music at Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church in North Chatham. He has served as a guest clinician for many of the choirs in the area including the 2018 Montreat Music and Worship Conference Senior High Choral Director. In 2012 he founded Vox Virorum Men’s Chorus with the goal of bringing the joy of men’s music to the Triangle.
Bailey Revels (Nursery Staff) is a fourth year dental student at UNC-CH and plans to pursue a residency in pediatric dentistry. She grew up in Chatham County and attended NC State, where she studied engineering and was a diver on the Varsity Women’s Swimming and Diving Team. Bailey and her husband Zack met while attending NC State! Faith is a foundational part of their relationship and how they live their lives. She loves working with kids, from coaching diving and babysitting, to pediatric dentistry. She is excited to join the CITP church family and meet everyone!
Daniel Seyfried (Assistant Director of Music Ministry) is a flexible performer with broad interests including Debussy and early twentieth-century composers, Nikolai Kapustin and other jazz influenced classical composers, the classical era with a special interest in historical practice on the fortepiano. He grew up in Boise, Idaho, where he developed passions for cross-country running, freestyle skiing, skateboarding, and (of course) music. After finishing high school, his piano studies brought him to the East coast. Daniel earned his D.M.A. in Piano Performance and a Cognate in Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in 2017. He works as a staff pianist at Duke University where he has the pleasure of working with some “great students and colleagues.” (He says, if it’s any consolation, he likes the Tar Heels’ brand of basketball better than the Blue Devils’.) Daniel misses family and big mountains every day, but he has a beautiful wife (Shihhan) and daughter who make him feel at home wherever he goes.
Rachel Schimmelfing (Nursery Staff) grew up on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She moved to Chapel Hill to complete her masters degree in Early Childhood Intervention. She and her husband, John met at UNC during graduate school. Rachel taught public preschool for 10 years before becoming a stay at home mom to six year old Jack and three year old Emma. She loves spending time with our youngest disciples and getting to know more families in our beautiful community of faith.
The Reverend Andrew S. Taylor-Troutman (Pastor and head of staff) Andrew Taylor-Troutman came to serve Chapel in the Pines in January 2018. He and his wife, Ginny, have three children and a rambunctious dog named Ramona (after the family’s favorite literary heroine). Andrew is a writer and regular contributor to local and national publications like the Chatham News + Record and Presbyterian Outlook. His most recent books are Little Big Moments, a collection of essays about parenting, and Tigers, Mice & Strawberries, a book of poems. Andrew loves hiking, coffee, and finding the extraordinary in the everyday muddle and miracle of life.