Rev. Nancy Mikoski
609-737-1221, ext. 3
Rev. Nancy Mikoski became the Pastor and Head of Staff of our church in 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 adult children.
Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry
609-737-1221, ext. 4
Ellen White (she/her) is our Part-time Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry. She grew up in this church, graduated from the University of Mary Washington, and enjoyed her time working at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington DC. In 2021, Ellen graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, where she worked at The Farminary and earned the Certificate in Theology, Ecology, and Faith Formation. Ellen is a candidate for ordination in the PC(USA).
Director of Music Ministries
609-737-1221 ext. 1
Phil McMillan joined the music staff of our church in 2018, serving as Director of Youth Ministry Music. In 2021 his role expanded to Director of Music Ministry, and he now works with the children, youth, and adults of our church. Phil holds degrees in Violin Performance, Music Composition and has a Masters Degree in Music Therapy. “My faith is one of the central driving forces of my life and I strive to live it out in whatever I do, at church or otherwise. I am excited for the chance to continue bringing energizing and edifying music experiences to Pennington Presbyterian.”
Communications and Office Administrator
609-737-1221, ext. 1
Peyton Dixon joined the PPC staff in May 2022. He comes to us with a lifetime of church involvement as a United Methodist. He grew up as a pastor’s son and is married to a Presbyterian clergywoman. Peyton held a position in Arts, Advertising, and Administration at a United Methodist church in Wilmington, DE. During the pandemic, he created and edited worship videos for Kingston Presbyterian Church. His professional experience also includes work with websites, social media posts, and marketing materials. Peyton is also a performer. He researches, writes, and performs keynote speeches and performances as historic characters including John Adams and Theodore Roosevelt.
609-737-1221, ext. 5
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 in the Robbinsville School District. She works for the church on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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Bell Choir Director
609-737-1221, ext. 1
Laura is a long-standing member of Pennington Presbyterian Church and has been active in its musical mission for over 45 years. She currently serves as Director of the Handbell Choir and sings in the Adult Choir. In the past, she has directed the Teen and Cherub choirs in addition to providing music support to Pre-K and Kindergarten students in our Church School program.
Director of Pennington Presbyterian Nursery School
609-737-1221, ext. 2
Hope has been on the staff of Pennington Presbyterian Nursery School since 1988, 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. She resides in Hopewell Township with her husband, David. They are the parents of two grown children and grandparents of three. Hope is active in Living Waters for the World through our church, partnering with congregations in the Yucatan Peninsula to install small community-based water purification systems and educate children and adults on the healthy benefits of drinking non-contaminated water.
609-737-1221, ext. 1
Noah is our 2022-2023 intern, serving in supporting roles of worship leadership and adult education. He was raised in the United Church of Christ (UCC) and was drawn back to the church in 2017, where he joined a local congregation in his native state of Connecticut. After more than a decade in the biotechnology field, he turned to heed a strong pull towards a deeper spiritual commitment and service of community, entering full-time study towards an M.Div. degree in 2020 at Princeton Theological Seminary. In 2021-2022, Noah was an intern serving in children’s ministry and supporting pastoral care at Nassau Presbyterian Church (Princeton, NJ). He is now in his third and final year of his M.Div. program, and has an interest in the theology and practice of effective altruism.