2018 Church Staff

  • Kenneth D. Taylor

    PAstor

    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, McKenna 12, Maddi 10, and Mason 5) just 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 (lutheranfransicans.org) preparing for my Life Profession in the order, hopefully this summer.

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

    I would love to have you come by and meet us at Saint Nicholas some upcoming Sunday. There are amazing people here who love God, and love people.

    Peace, and stuff ~ brother ken

  • Franklyn "Bonnie" Johnson-Williams

    Director of Music Ministries

    Franklyn Johnson-Williams, known as Bonnie, is one of Sierra Leone’s finest musicians.  His talent in music began at an early age as he performed his trumpet at various local venues with Sierra Leonean legends.   His formal education began at Milton Margai Teacher’s College in Sierra Leone as a Performing Arts student.  Franklyn later attended the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Scotland, where he earned a Master of Arts Degree in Music Education and advanced level certification from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in jazz, classical trumpet and music literacy. He also established for the first time in the history of the academy, a Gospel Choir. 

     

    As a multi-instrumentalist, Franklyn has received brass instrument training at the Military Academy of Music in London and has played a wide variety of genres reaching a diverse population. He is well known for his skills on the trumpet. For almost eight years, Franklyn taught in the British and American Schools in the Middle East (Egypt, Qatar & United Arab Emirates) and was the former Manager of Music Professional Learning for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).

     

    God has been the center of his life, and he is always seeking for opportunities to give back to the community. He is no stranger to church music; at a very young age he was attracted to the pipe organ and became a chorister in his home church in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Franklyn rose to the position of conductor and assistant choirmaster. As he traveled the world, he has been part of different church denominations, serving God through music. He has a passion to teach and equip youngsters in church who are willing to participate in the ministry of music. He has his own music studio where he provides private instruction for all ages.

     

    On arrival in the United States, he has worked with various church choirs and provided live music for different occasions, ranging from funerals to birthday dinners. He is a lover of God’s Word and has worked with Youth Ministries, Bible study groups and Worship Arts. 

  • Erika Demme

    Office Administrator

    Erika and her family have been members of Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church since March, 1996. She became the office administrator in July, 2011 and the bookkeeper in July, 2015. She has been married to Sean for 25 glorious years and has two adult children. She enjoys volunteering at Project ECHO's Thrift Store and she represents Saint Nicholas on the board of directors at Calvert Churches Community Food Pantry.  In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, bicycling, and reading.

  • Jim Felbinger

    Custodian

    Jim has been a member of Saint Nicholas since March 2005. He chairs the Steps to Serenity meetings on Thursday nights. Outside of church, Jim works as a home improvement carpenter. He has been a proud member of Narcotics Anonymous for twelve years. His hobbies are playing softball, camping, fishing, and watching sports on television.

2018 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.

  • Jamie Flanders

    President


  • Pam Werner

    Vice President

    Pam has been attending Saint Nicholas since 2009. Pam serves on the church council and volunteers with the church in several ways, including altar care, baking communion bread, and as a presenter for communion. Pam is an attorney working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) since 1986, first at Headquarters in Washington, DC and, since 2006, at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. Pam and her husband and two children live in Huntingtown and enjoy movies, books, and gardening.

  • Liz Starks

    Secretary

    Liz, her husband, and three sons moved to Huntingtown in December of 2014 and began attending St. Nicholas Lutheran Church at that time. This year Liz began helping with the Sunday school program which includes Time for Children during the church service. Outside of church Liz volunteers at her children's school, Plum Point Elementary. She also enjoys running, camping, and exploring museums with her family.

  • Howard Hogan

    Treasurer


  • Dominic soto

    youth Liaison


  • Debbie Bang

    Engagement Liaison


  • Heidi Bishop

    Worship & Arts Liaison


  • Colleen Hyland

    Stewardship Liaison


  • Brandon Smith

    Building and grounds liaison


  • Matthew Taby

    Christian Education Liaison


  • LAUREN WAWROSKI

    FEllowship Liaison


2018 Committees

Audit Committee

Ali Banholzer

Vicki Williams

Kris Wood


Facilities and Property

Jim Felbinger--Custodian

Brandon Smith--Buildings & Grounds Liaison

Sean Demme

Keith Williams


Finance Committee

Howard Hogan--Treasurer

Tom Blatt--Financial Secretary

Jamie Flanders--President

Ken Taylor--Pastor

Ed Aronhalt

Colleen Hyland

Kris Wood


New Connections Campaign

Colleen Hyland--Stewardship Congregation Leader

Bryan Mullins--Engagement Congregation Leader


Nominating Committee

Sean Demme

Bryan Mullins

Keith Williams


Stewardship Committee

Colleen Hyland--Stewardship Liaison

Ken Taylor--Pastor

Debbie Bang

Tom Blatt

Congregational Activities

Adopt-a-highway:  Vicki Soto

Angel Tree:  Carol Blatt

Blood Drive:  Barbara Harris and Phyllis Tolzmann

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

Lunch Bunch:  Barbara Harris

Oktoberfest:  Bryan Mullins

Prayer Team:  Carol Blatt

Project Echo:  Kathy Dangin (Meals) and Bryan Mullins (TP)

Softball:  Tom Blatt

Steps to Serenity:  Jim Felbinger

Sunday School:  Elizabeth Taby

Taste Buds:  Bryan Mullins

Vacation Bible School:  Elizabeth Taby

Youth Group:  Dave Hickin