Our Staff

Nancy Mikoski, Pastor

Nancy Mikoski became the Pastor and Head of Staff of our church on November 1, 2008. She is a graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California and Princeton Theological Seminary. Nancy has served congregations in Michigan, Georgia and New Jersey. She and her husband Gordon have three children.

David Hallgren, Associate Pastor

David Hallgren is the Associate Pastor of Christian Education. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and Princeton Theological Seminary. David has served congregations in Washington state and New Jersey, as well as directed summer camps. He is married to Kristin and has two daughters.

Eva Szakal, Office Administrator

Eva's background is in marketing, communications, and business. Earlier in her career she worked for AT&T and then owned her own business. She has a daughter, Katy, studying hospitality at UMass.

Pam Paluzzi, Financial Administrator

Pam has lived in the area for many years. She is a full charge bookkeeper, working for two other local organizations. One of her loves is working with horses and teaching riding lessons. Pam is married and the mother of a son, who is a neuro-surgeon in Florida, and a daughter, who teaches at Timberlane Middle School. She will be working on Mondays and Wednesdays.

William Alford, Director of Music

William Alford began as Director of Music at PPC in 1993. He has a Bachelors Degree in Church Music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Masters Degree in Music Education from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Bill and his wife Michele have two children and are music teachers in local schools.

Donald Dolan, Organist

Don Dolan started as the choral accompanist in September of 2000 and became the organist a few years later. He has his doctorate in classical piano performance from Rutgers University and also received degrees in piano from Vanderbilt and The University of Michigan.

Laura McMillan, Director Handbell Choir

Laura McMillan is a long-standing member of Pennington Presbyterian Church and has been active in its musical mission for over 35 years. She currently serves as Director of the Handbell Choir, sings in the Adult Choir, and provides music support to the Church School program.

Hope Anderson, Nursery School Director

Hope Anderson has been on the staff of Pennington Presbyterian Nursery School for 23 years, becoming director in July 2006. Hope has a BA in English Literature from Rutgers College and earned her teaching certificate through Rider University’s Graduate Teacher Certification program.