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.

Casey Aldridge, Half-Time Pastor for Youth Ministry

Casey grew up a Presbyterian in Concord, North Carolina, and was a Levine Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he graduated with majors in History and Religious Studies in 2017. Casey earned his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in May 2020. He has a heart for social justice, a love of long-distance running and tennis, a passion for history and science fiction, and a call to serve young people in the church. Prior to coming to Pennington, Casey helped lead Youth and Young Adult Ministries at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City.

Megan Coiley, Director of Music Ministries

Megan has oversight of the music staff, and is involved in worship planning. She conducts the Adult choir. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate with a degree in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College of Rider University.

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.

Phil McMillan, Director of Youth Music Ministries

Phil is our Director of Youth Music Ministries, working with our children in grades 2-5 in the Genesis Choir and with Middle School and High School youth in Gloria Deo. He is a graduate of Drexel University with a Master of Arts in Music Therapy. He earned a BA in Violin Performance and Music Composition from Calvin College.

Laura McMillan, Handbell Choir Director

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 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. Hope resides in Hopewell Township with her husband, David. They are the parents of two grown children.

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.

Christine James, Seminary Intern

Christine is currently a student at Princeton Theological Seminary and started there in the Fall of 2018. She is from the Detroit area in Michigan. She earned a BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University. Currently, Christine lives in Princeton with her Australian shepherd, Jack.

Matt Heisler, Seminary Intern

Matt is in his senior year at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was born in Wisconsin but spent the greater part of his life in the Portland area in Oregon. Matt has a BA in Psychology, and several years of experience working in ministry, including as a high school ministry director and director of compassion ministries. Matt loves spending time with his spouse Grace, daughter Amelia, and Australian Labradoodle Debbie. He also enjoys watching the pro soccer team Portland Timbers, playing games with friends, and watching a good movie. Matt is very excited to partner in ministry with Pennington Presbyterian.