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, 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

  • Erika Demme

    Office Administrator

    Erika and her family have been members of Saint Nicholas 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.  In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, bicycling, reading and volunteering at Project ECHO's Thrift Store.

  • Allison Kerr

    Director of Music Ministries

    Allison Kerr has been singing in church choirs since the age of 5, and decided on a career in music at a young age. Currently teaching for St. Mary's County Public Schools, she serves as a general music teacher and choir director for students grades K-5. Allison studied her B.S. in Music Education with a concentration in piano from Messiah College and her M.Ed. in Kodály Music Education from the American Kodály Institute at Loyola University Maryland. She lives in Huntingtown with her husband, Rusty, and their cat, Minnie.

2019 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--Bryan Mullins

Vice President--Jamie Flanders

Secretary--Liz Starks

Treasurer--Howard Hogan


Ministry Liaisons

Engagement--Debbie Bang

Worship & Arts--Pam Werner

Stewardship--Colleen Hyland

Building and Grounds--Rolf Arnesen

Christian Education--Keith Williams

Fellowship--Lauren Kris Wood

Youth Representative--Dominic Soto

Financial Secretary--Tom Blatt

2019 Committees

Audit Committee

Ali Banholzer

Christy Mullins

Vicki Williams


Facilities and Property

Rolf Arnesen--Buildings & Grounds Liaison

Sean Demme

Keith Williams


Finance Committee

Howard Hogan--Treasurer

Tom Blatt--Financial Secretary

Erika Demme--Book Keeper

Bryan Mullins--Council President

Ed Aronhalt

Colleen Hyland

Kris Wood


New Connections Campaign

Colleen Hyland--Stewardship Congregation Leader

Bryan Mullins--Engagement Congregation Leader


Nominating Committee

Heidi Bishop

Lauren Wawroski

Glenn Wolfgang


Stewardship Committee

Colleen Hyland--Stewardship Liaison

Bryan Mullins--Council President

Debbie Bang

Tom Blatt


Synod Assembly Representatives

Tom Blatt

Carol 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

Girl Scouts: Susan Vilcheck

Guitar Group: Howard Hogan

Lunch Bunch:  Barbara Harris

Oktoberfest:  Bryan Mullins

Prayer Team:  Carol Blatt

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

Running Club: Howard Hogan

Softball Team:  Tom Blatt

Steps to Serenity:  Jim Felbinger

Sunday School:  Elizabeth Taby

Taste Buds:  Bryan Mullins

Vacation Bible School:  Elizabeth Taby

Youth Group:  Dave Hickin and Susan Vilcheck