Parish Leadership and Clergy

The Most Reverend Brian Marsh, Ordinary

The Very Reverend Edward Ihde, Rector
The Reverend Canon Gene Bagen JCD, Retired

Mr. Matthew Gilbert,  Sub-deacon

Mrs. Jan Millard, Sr. Warden

Canon James Siebold, Jr. Warden, Sacristan

Vestry:

Mr. Werner Funkenhauser, (licensed lay reader)

Mr. Nicholas Gilbert

Mr. James Pace

Mr. Matthew Gilbert

The Very Reverend Edward H. Ihde, Rector & Dean

 Father Edward Ihde was ordained as priest in the Anglican Church in America on November 17, 2012 by the Most Rev. Brian Marsh, Bishop Ordinary in order to serve Saint Nicholas Anglican Church in West Seneca, NY.  Fr. Ed also serves on the Standing Committee and Board of Examining Chaplains for the Diocese of the Northeast in the Anglican Church in America.  He was ordained deacon on February 13,1988 at Saint Paul's Cathedral in Buffalo, NY.  Before coming to the ACA, Fr. Ed served the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York under Bishops Harold Robinson, David Bowman and J. Michael Garrison.

 

In his secular life Mr. lhde retired in 2015 as Senior Vice President of Walter S. Johnson Building Co. Inc., a major general contractor in Niagara Falls, New York. 

 

His educational background includes Erie County Technical Institute 1970 and the University of Buffalo, Engineering Science Department 1973 and Computer Engineering 1993 and Bishop Henry Brent School of Ministry in 1987.

Fr. Ed was appointed Regional Dean for Western New England and New York in 2017

and is currently Executive Director of the International Anglican Fellowship - the missionary arm of the Traditional Anglican church worldwide. 

The Reverend Canon Gene Bagen
Retired

On the Day of Pentecost 2018 it was a great joy to welcome back our former Rector and one of the founders of Saint Nicholas Parish, Father Eugene Bagen.

Fr. Bagen was ordained in the Roman Catholic Church in 1973 and served the Diocese of Buffalo both at their Cathedral here in Buffalo and at the diocesan level from which he eventually left the Roman Catholic Church to join the Anglican Church of Saint Luke (then APA now ACNA) in East Aurora, NY. Fr. Gene has been licensed to serve Saint Nicholas parish and the greater Anglican Deanery of the West. Fr. Gene retired officially in June 2022 after 50 years of service to the Church.