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.

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.

Lauren Sander, Cherub Choir Director

Lauren Sander is from Tabernacle, NJ and is a Music Education student at Westminster Choir College. She currently serves as the Cherub Choir Director.

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.

Nicole Sanders, Childcare

Our Nursery Caregiver is Nicole Sanders. Nicole is finishing her Associates Degree at Mercer County Community College with plans to continue in psychology at The College of New Jersey.  She has worked for the past few years in child care and loves providing a safe and friendly environment for children.  She has grown up in Pennington and is a member at St. James Catholic Church.

Kelsey Holderman, Seminary Intern

Kelsey Holderman is a Seminary Intern who works with Middle and High School students, and is involved in weekly worship.  Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she graduated from The Ohio State University with a Masters in Middle Childhood Education and is a current student of Princeton Theological Seminary.

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 consulting business. She has a daughter who is a manager in the hospitality industry.