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.

Ellen White, Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry (half-time)

Ellen White  is our Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry, a half-time position.  Ellen  grew up in our church, graduated from the University of Mary Washington, and recently graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation, and the Certificate in Theology, Ecology, and Faith Formation. She has had many significant experiences working with youth, including as the Interim Director of High School Ministry at PPC during 2019-2020.  Ellen  is a candidate for ordination in the PC(USA).

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 Music Ministries

Phil is our Director of Music Ministries, working with children, youth, and adults. He enjoys playing a wide variety of musical styles and instruments including violin, guitar, and piano. 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. He previously served as the Director of Youth Music at PPC.

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.

Olivia King, Youth Spiritual Formation Intern

Olivia King is our Youth Spiritual Formation Intern from Princeton Theological Seminary.  Originally from Browns Mills, New Jersey, Olivia graduated from Westminster Choir College in 2019 with a degree in Sacred Music.  She was just recently entranced as a candidate for ordination in the PCUSA and is under care in the Presbytery of Central New Jersey. After graduation, Olivia hopes to serve as a senior or associate pastor in either New Jersey or Iowa.

Taylor King, Adult Education Intern

Taylor is our Adult Education Intern from Princeton Theological Seminary.  He is originally from Cedar Falls, Iowa and completed his undergraduate degree from Wabash College, where he majored in Religion and German. Taylor is a candidate for ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and he hopes to serve as a senior or associate pastor in New Jersey or Iowa.