Parish Leadership and Clergy
The Most Reverend Brian Marsh, Ordinary
The Very Reverend Edward Ihde, Rector
The Reverend Gene Bagen JCD, Priest Associate (Rector Emeritus)
Mr. Matthew Gilbert, Sub-deacon
Mrs. Jan Millard, Sr. Warden
Mr. James Siebold, Jr. Warden, Sacristan
Mr. Werner Funkenhauser, (licensed lay reader)
Mr. Don Bliss
Mr. Matthew Gilbert
The Very Reverend Edward H. Ihde, Rector
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. Currently Fr. Ed is employed part time as an architectural resource and general estimator at Elderwood Development LLC in Buffalo, NY.
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
The Reverend Gene Bagen
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. He began his role here as Priest Associate on Trinity Sunday where he will preach the sermon exactly 45 years from the date of his first mass in the R.C. Church