Staff

Regular office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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The Reverend Andrew S. Taylor-Troutman (Pastor and head of staff) is a graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2009. He received a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia in 2011.   Prior to his first ordained call at New Dublin Presbyterian Church in Dublin, VA, Andrew served as Assistant Coordinator of Undergraduate Ministries, English teacher, and Director of Youth Ministry.  Andrew is an accomplished writer and storyteller. He is a candidate for a Master of Arts in Writing at Lenoir-Rhyne University and has written three books: 1) Take My Hand: A Theological Memoir, a collection of stories and sermons from his first year at New Dublin Presbyterian Church; 2) Parables of Parenthood, a Bible study of certain parables of the New Testament illustrated with anecdotes from his son’s first year; and 3) A novel, Earning Innocence, about relationships and redemption for those who seek to build relationships and who have been redeemed. In addition, Andrew has written numerous articles and book reviews for various publications.   At the regional and national level, Andrew is involved with NEXT Church, a network of leaders across the Presbyterian Church (USA) who believe the church of the future will be more relational, more diverse, more collaborative, more hopeful, and more agile. He has presented workshops at NEXT National Conferences (2012 and 2013) and has served on Planning Committees for NEXT Regional Conferences (2011 and 2014.) Andrew served as Chair of the Presbytery of the Peaks Committee on Preparation for Ministry (2011-2015). In addition, he has led retreats and served as a speaker and facilitator in numerous organizations in the Dublin area.  Click here to read more.


Jeremy Nabors (Director of Music Ministry) was born in Essex, England, and his family moved back to Birmingham, MI, where his parents worked for Ford Motor Company.  Jeremy has been Director of Music Ministries for Chapel in the Pines since 2006.  He also works at Chapel Hill High School as the Choir Director.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading and singing in the Durham Choral Society and the Durham Vocal Arts ensemble.  Jeremy is also the director of Vox Virorum:  The Triangle Community Men’s Choir.  Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan where he studied with Jerry Blackstone and Sandra Snow.  He also earned a MM in conducting from Michigan State University where he studied with David Rayl, Jonathan Reed, and Sandra Snow.


Joelle Brummitt-Yale (Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries) has been an educator for 17 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 has also completed Christian education certification coursework at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA.

Joelle and her husband, David Yale, have one child, Finn, a 5th grader at Horton Middle School.


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 of three years (Shihhan) who makes him feel at home wherever he goes.



Joan Reardon (Parents Morning Out Teacher).   Hello!  My name is Joan Reardon, and I am looking forward to working as your Parents Morning Out Teacher this year!

While I have done some substituting in the Chapel In The Pines nursery, I am looking forward to working with, and getting to know your children and their families in the community in which I reside.

I moved to Chapel Hill four years ago with my husband, Matthew, of over 35 years!  We moved from Orlando, Florida, where we spent over 20 years raising our two children.  I worked as a  Certified Medical Assistant in Pediatric Specialty Clinics, various childcare positions and interim Director of Preschool Ministries at my church.

I earned my North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials upon relocating, and am currently teaching a two-year-old class at a church preschool in Durham on Mondays and Wednesdays.

I am looking forward to the coming school year, and  this new opportunity that CITP has given me.


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Nana Morelli (Office Manager) has worked at Chapel in the Pines since August, 2006.  She lives in Dogwood Acres with her husband and best friend Dominic and three cats.  They have two children:  a son, Troy, who lives in Greensboro and a daughter, Kaitlin, who died in 2014.

 


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Janet Askew (Bookkeeper) 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.

 


 

Jordan Haywood is our new Duke Divinity Student Intern. He grew up in China Grove, North Carolina, and moved to the triangle to attend UNC Chapel Hill. He graduated in 2006 with a degree in Media Production. For the next twelve years he worked as a cinematographer and photographer in the film and television industry. Though he’s currently on a new career path, he still loves to work with cameras. At the moment he’s working on a documentary about refugee families in our area. Jordan grew up Baptist, in 2013 he joined the Church of Reconciliation in Chapel Hill and quickly found himself at home within the Presbyterian tradition. The church introduced him to the world of social justice, and he became convinced that the best way to follow Jesus is to help anyone in need. Jordan lives in Hillsborough with his wife Akiko and they’re expecting their first child in September 2019.


 

Vance Stiles (UNC student intern) from Black Mountian, NC, is an undergraduate at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Public Policy and Economics.  He is a member of the Presbyterian Campus Ministry at UNC and calls Black Mountain Presbyterian Church his home church. He loves running (member of the club running team at UNC) and hiking, as well as  energizers! (Vance also worked at Massanetta Springs for their Middle School conference and found his love for energizers there.)