2018 Church Staff

  • Kenneth D. Taylor


    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

  • Franklyn "Bonnie" Johnson-Williams

    Director of Music Ministries

    I thank God for the opportunity to serve as Director of Music at Saint Nicholas. Since my appointment in October of 2017, God has been doing amazing things in the Ministry of Music and the community at large. My passion for music in church is collaborative worship with everybody using their gifts and talents in adoration to God. In the Music Ministry at Saint Nicholas, there’s a place for everyone - we have our dedicated Chancel Choir performing both traditional and contemporary music, Saint Nicholas Orchestra comprising of church family members who can play any musical instrument, a Guitar Ensemble, a Jazz Band, Female Choir, Male Choir, an emerging Youth Band, Children’s Choir and various soloists. No matter your musical skills or lack thereof, we have a place for you in our music ministry. “If you can talk, you can sing; if you can walk, you can dance.” We also provide one-to-one music tuition for both children and adults.

    I have been used by God to be a blessing to various institutions, especially empowering young people to have a place in worship. God made it possible for me to study at the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where I graduated with a Masters in Music Education. Since then I have been traveling all over the world performing, teaching, directing choirs, building church ministries and touching lives through music.

    I am so excited about all that is happening at Saint Nicholas. The beat goes on..

  • 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.

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.

Executive Committee

Council President--Jamie Flanders

Vice President--Pam Werner

Secretary--Liz Starks

Treasurer--Howard Hogan

Ministry Liaisons

Engagement--Debbie Bang

Worship & Arts--Heidi Bishop

Stewardship--Colleen Hyland

Building and Grounds--Brandon Smith

Christian Education--Matt Taby

Fellowship--Lauren Wawroski

Youth Representative--Dominic Soto

Financial Secretary--Tom Blatt

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

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