Church Staff

  • Ken Taylor ("brother ken")


    Greetings! I started here at Saint Nicholas in October of 2016 and was officially installed on January 29, 2017. My family and I (partner and best friend Mandi, and our children McKenna, Maddi, and Mason) moved here from Strum, Wisconsin, about 30 minutes outside of Eau Claire. I am a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music (BM, MM) and a former Music Director at St. Andrew Lutheran in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

    I went to Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa with an internship at Prince of Peace, and Beitel Memorial Lutheran churches in San Antonio, TX. 

    Besides being a pastor, I am a member of the Order of Lutheran Franciscans (

    I love spending time with family, reading, listening to and playing music, singing in our amazing choir, and I enjoy learning about a plant-based, whole food lifestyle. 

    Come by and meet us at Saint Nicholas on a Sunday. There are amazing people here who love God, and love people.

    Peace, and stuff ~ brother ken

  • suSan vilcheck

    Office Administrator/Book Keeper

  • Jim Felbinger

    Building Steward

  • Kevin sullivan

    Youth & Family Coordinator,  

    technologies coordinator,


2022 Church Council

The Congregation Council has general oversight of the life and activities of the congregation, particularly its worship life, to the end that everything is done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The voting membership of the Congregation Council consists of the pastor, the officers, and not more than twelve members of the congregation.

Executive Committee

Council President--Keith Williams

Vice President--Mike Hyland

Secretary--Ben Krause

Treasurer--Daryl Urnosky

Ministry Liaisons

Engagement--Joe Sharar

Worship & Arts--Sara Butler

Stewardship--Laura Forseth

Christian Education--Jamie Flanders

Fellowship--Lisa Buzzetta

Communication--Doug DeMark

Youth Representative--Steven Vilcheck

Financial Secretary--Tom Blatt

2020 Committees

Audit Committee

Ali Banholzer

Christy Mullins

Vicki Williams

Facilities and Property

Rolf Arnesen--Buildings & Grounds Liaison

Sean Demme

Keith Williams

Finance Committee

Daryl Urnosky--Treasurer

Tom Blatt--Financial Secretary

Keith Williams--Council President

(update ahead)--Book Keeper

Ed Aronhalt

Howard Hogan

Colleen Hyland

Kris Wood

New Connections Campaign

Colleen Hyland--Stewardship Congregation Leader

Nominating Committee

Howard Hogan

Colleen Hyland

Liz Starks

Stewardship Committee

Debbie Bang--Stewardship Liaison

Colleen Hyland

Tom Blatt

Synod Assembly Representatives

Congregational Activities

Adopt-a-highway:  Vicki Soto

Angel Tree:  Carol Blatt

Blood Drive:  Christine and Howard Hogan

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts:   Walt Merz

Christmas in April:  Keith Williams

Confirmation:  Vicki Williams

Food Pantry:  Carol Blatt & Erika Demme

Gifts of Hope: Erika Demme

Girl Scouts: Susan Vilcheck

Guitar Group: Howard Hogan

Lunch Bunch:  Barbara Harris

Oktoberfest:  suspended for 2020

Prayer Team:  Carol Blatt

Project ECHO:  Kathy Dangin (Meals)

Running Club: Howard Hogan

Softball Team:  Tom Blatt

Steps to Serenity:  Jim Felbinger

Sunday School:  Elizabeth Taby

Taste Buds:  Kevin Sullivan

Vacation Bible School:  Elizabeth Taby

Youth Group:  Susan Vilcheck