Regular office hours are 9:00 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday.
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Staff members are listed alphabetically.  Email icon   Email a staff member by clicking on the name.


Janet Askew (Accountant) Janet 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) Teresa, 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) Katherine 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.

Joelle Brummitt-Yale (Director of  Children’s and Youth Ministries) Joelle has been an educator for 20+ years, serving at the elementary, middle school, and community college levels. In 2013, she shifted from the public school world to Christian education by becoming the church educator at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church. She holds a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Geneseo and a master’s degree in education from NC State University. Joelle is a candidate for Christian education certification through the Presbyterian Church (USA). Joelle and her husband, David Yale, have one child, Finn, and many, many animals.

Dennis Dallke (Custodian) Dennis 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.

Jordan Horn (Children’s Assistant) Jordan has a passion for serving children and families in a variety of settings. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in human development and family science from ECU. She is a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by training and has spent more than 5 years working in the hospital setting by helping children and families develop strong coping skills and express emotions during difficult and traumatic life events. She is currently working in an administrative role at UNC Health and also teaches in the child development department at Meredith College. Jordan grew up in Michigan and spent some time living in Wisconsin, but appreciates the beautiful North Carolina weather! In her free time, she enjoys crafting, reading in her hammock, and spending time with her rescue dog Jane.

Johnathan Paul (JonPaul) McClellan (Audio/Visual Specialist) JonPaul is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer recording engineer/producer.  He has a BM of Music Composition and Theory with Piano Minor from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL.  He and his wife, Sharon have been married since 1970 and they reside in Chapel Hill.

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.

Daniel Seyfried (Assistant Director of Music Ministry) Daniel 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) Rachel 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.







The Reverend Ginny Taylor-Troutman (Minister of Member Engagement) Ginny is a Tar Heel born and bred. She earned her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and Masters of Divinity and Masters in Patient Counseling from Union Presbyterian Seminary and VCU, respectively. Ginny has enjoyed serving in diverse ministry settings as a hospital chaplain, in Christian Education, as a college campus minister, and as pastor to a rural church. She is wife to Andrew and mom to three amazing kids who give her plenty of opportunity to nurture her adventurous spirit. In her free time, Ginny loves to be active and outdoors, especially running, hiking, and camping.

Emily Williams (Youth Assistant) Emily is in her twentieth year as an Elementary teacher, currently teaching Fourth Grade. She has been a member of Chapel In The Pines for almost ten years. In that time, she has worked with our young disciples in various aspects of our church. She always looks forward to seeing our young disciples on Sundays!