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Our Staff

Nancy Mikoski

Rev. Nancy Mikoski

Pastor
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.

Ellen White

Ellen White

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).

Phil McMillan

Phil McMillan

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.”

Peyton Dixon

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 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.

Pam Paluzzi

Pam Paluzzi

Finance Administrator
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 Mondays and Wednesdays.

Donald Dolan

Dr. Donald Dolan

Organist
609-737-1221, ext. 1

Dr. 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

Laura McMillan 

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.

Hope Anderson

Hope Anderson

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.

Olivia King

Olivia King

Seminary Intern
609-737-1221, ext. 1

Olivia is our 2021-22 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 is a candidate for ordination in the PCUSA and under care in the Presbytery of Central New Jersey. After graduation, Olivia hopes to serve as a senior or associate pastor wherever God calls her to go.

Taylor King

Taylor King

Seminary Intern
609-737-1221, ext. 1

Taylor is our 2021-22 Adult Education Intern from Princeton Theological Seminary.  Originally from Cedar Falls, Iowa, he 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. He hopes to serve as a senior or associate pastor wherever God calls him to go.