Meet our Staff


ministry staff

  • Mike Khandjian - Senior Pastor
  • Jim McKee - Executive Pastor
  • Chris Reid - Director of Music and Worship
  • Steven Dallwig - Pastor for Family Ministries and Community Life
  • Dan Passerelli - Director of Ministry to Young Adults
  • Jessica Bates - Director of Middle School Ministries
  • Patrick Allen - Director of High School Ministries
  • Rich Starsoneck - Dir. of Counseling
  • Cathy Dallwig - Director of Caring Ministries
  • Patrick Donohue - Roland Park Church Planter
  • Mary Hunt - Chief Financial Officer
  • Tai Kim - Pastor of Asian Ministries
Mike Khandjian - Senior Pastor

Mike Khandjian

Senior Pastor

Mike was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He is married to Katherine and has been ordained in ministry since 1983. He and Katherine met while enrolled as students at Belhaven College in Mississippi. They married in 1982, and have three children. Kevin and his wife Sarah live in Orlando. Daughters, Emily and Erin both attend college in Florida.

Early in their lives Mike and Katherine became Christ-followers. Their life together has been one of learning the Father’s delight and grace as they have journeyed, raised children and shared in ministry.

They enjoy good movies, good books, all music, games, sports, the sun and the beach. Mike took up surfing nearly seven years ago, and Katherine recently flew in a biplane that was used for training pilots during WWII. They remain amazed with every snowfall and have finally witnessed and shoveled out of a weeklong blizzard!
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Jim McKee - Executive Pastor

Jim McKee

Executive Pastor

As Executive Pastor, Jim's challenge is to lead the staff and volunteers to approach every aspect of the church's ministry and business with the gospel as our operating paradigm and not just our message.
Jim believes that the gospel changes everything and that there is not a single aspect of life it leaves untouched!

Jim is a graduate of Belhaven College. He has a M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, a M.Div and Master of Christian Education Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS and has done Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership at the University of North Florida in Jackson, MS

Jim is married to his wife Pam who is a teacher at Liberty Christian School and they have 2 daughters. Somer is married to Dan Passerelli and has 2 daughters, Andi and Jodie. Their other daughter, Amber, is a photographer and lives in San Francisco.

Jim enjoys photography and Cowboy Action Shooting.
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Chris Reid - Director of Music and Worship

Chris Reid

Director of Music and Worship

As Director of Music and Worship, Chris is passionate about seeing God glorified in our worship on Sunday and in our lives throughout the week.

Chris is a talented musician and vocalist. He plays guitar, piano, and bass. He and his wife, Janell, live in Catonsville with their twins, Cameron and Travis and their daughter, Morgan.
Steven Dallwig - Pastor for Family Ministries and Community Life

Steven Dallwig

Pastor for Family Ministries and Community Life

Steve has a heart for families and his role is to provide resources, training and counseling to the families of Chapelgate and our greater community. In addition, Steve has the privilege of organizing our Missional Communities and Small Group Ministries that are a vital part of the Spiritual Formation and community life of the church.

Steve served as a youth pastor for 19 years and has been on staff at Chapelgate since 1999.

Steve is a graduate of Liberty University and Reformed Theological Seminary. He also has an Advanced Certificate in Biblical Counseling from CCEF/Westminster Seminary.

Steve and his wife, Cathy, live in Eldersburg with their 4 sons; Tyler, Jordan, Zach and Caleb and their manly poodle 'Samson'. Steve enjoys music, movies, theater, football and of course a great cup of coffee and a good conversation.
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Dan Passerelli - Director of Ministry to Young Adults

Dan Passerelli

Director of Ministry to Young Adults

Jessica Bates - Director of Middle School Ministries

Jessica Bates

Director of Middle School Ministries

Jessica graduated in May of 2010 with a degree in Youth Ministry from Liberty University. She is currently the Director of Middle School Ministries and is no stranger to Chapelgate as she has grown up at this church and is so excited to be serving here.

Jessica enjoys cooking with friends, good coffee and spending as much time at the beach as she possibly can.
Patrick Allen - Director of High School Ministries

Patrick Allen

Director of High School Ministries

As Pastor of High School Ministries, Patrick's role centers around building relationships with students, developing and cultivating leaders for ministry and overseeing the direction, mission and vision of the high school ministry. He loves having the opportunity to walk alongside our high school students for the four years they are a part of Breakaway, helping them grow in their love for God and their neighbor.

Patrick is a graduate from Georgia State University and has received his M.Div from Covenant Theological Seminary. He is a licensed and ordained preacher in the PCA.

Patrick has been married for 8 years to his wife Becky and has 2 daughters, Rylie and Molly and a frisbee catching dog named Blue.

Patrick enjoys rock climbing, boogie boarding, video games, hiking, swimming, cooking, grilling, soccer, college football, basketball, thoughtful conversations and movies that inspire.
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Rich Starsoneck - Dir. of Counseling

Rich Starsoneck

Dir. of Counseling

For the past 26 years, Rich has brought oversight to the Rebuilders Ministry. This is a ministry to those who are separated, divorced, and single parents. Rich is also the director of our counseling center and specializes in the area of marriage counseling. He enjoys understanding people and seeing their lives and hearts change. He enjoys entering into a person's world, helping individuals or a couple think Biblically about their situation instead of having their thinking controlled by experience, emotion and cultural norms.

Rich has studied at both Chesapeake and Westminster Seminary, is certified in Marriage and Family Counseling through CCEF and is a mediator with the MCRC with an emphasis in restorative dialog.

Rich was married in 1985 to his wife Kathy, has a grown daughter Laura, and two whippets.

He enjoys playing and listening to music, reading, and performance road cycling and time trials.
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Cathy Dallwig - Director of Caring Ministries

Cathy Dallwig

Director of Caring Ministries

Cathy has been on staff with Chapelgate's Caring Ministries since 2003. Her role is to facilitate the connection of our congregation to the pastoral and practical care ministries of the church including shepherding, visitation, benevolence, prayer, practical needs, bereavement, funerals, etc. She is passionate about involving the church in the practical application of the gospel to the broken places of our congregation and community.

Cathy is a graduate of Liberty University and has a heart for church ministry. She has been involved for over 20 years as a volunteer for children and youth ministry and enjoys her current role as a volunteer in college ministry. She is married to our Pastor for Community Life and Family Ministries, Steve Dallwig, and has 4 delightful sons; Tyler, Jordan, Zach and Caleb.

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Patrick Donohue - Roland Park Church Planter

Patrick Donohue

Roland Park Church Planter

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Mary Hunt - Chief Financial Officer

Mary Hunt

Chief Financial Officer

Tai Kim - Pastor of Asian Ministries

Tai Kim

Pastor of Asian Ministries

Born and raised in South Korea, Tai came to study for a Ph.D. in business. He has lived in Maryland for the past 30 years. His own immigrant experiences have given him a passion for sharing the gospel to the ever growing student and immigrant population of our area. Tai is active in the ESL ministry reaching out to the surrounding community. As the church is a home for all nations, Tai envisions the Asian Ministry as a bridge for our immigrant and greater church body to celebrate our fellowship in Christ.

Tai is a graduate of Chesapeake Theological Seminary and was ordained through the PCA at Chapelgate. He joined the pastoral staff in 2012.

Tai and his wife Myung have two daughters, Chung and Sung. Myung is a Howard County Arts Center resident artist and poet. Tai enjoys hiking, classic movies like Ben Hur, reading, and solving brainteaser logic puzzles. One day he dreams of taking the whole family on a RV trip across the country.
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