The Pastor Search Committee (PSC) is a group of UPC members who have been elected by the congregation to seek and find our next Senior Pastor.

An Exciting Announcement from your Pastor Search Committee:

Dear UPC Family,

With gratitude for God’s providence, we are excited to announce our nomination of Rick Gilmartin for the position of Senior Pastor at UPC. We want you to learn all about Rick and his ministry experience, so we have developed a Senior Pastor Candidate Profile, which you can view by clicking this link:

CLICK HERE to view the Senior Pastor Candidate Profile

In addition to providing information about Rick, the profile also outlines your opportunities to see and hear from Rick in-person during his Candidate Visit Weekend, which will take place from Wednesday, October 12th through Sunday, October 16th. That Sunday, Rick will preach at UPC and immediately following the Worship Service, a Congregational Meeting will be held to call for a vote. We hope that the Candidate Profile and Visit Weekend will supply you with all of the information you need to feel prepared to vote.

As we approach this new season, please continue to unite in prayer for our church, for Rick and his family, and for the people God is calling to Himself in Orlando.


Your Pastor Search Committee


UPC’s Pastor Search Committee:

  • Lisel Allbee (Communications Co-Director)
  • Eglin Ayson (Committee Member At-Large)
  • Justin Besteman (IT Clerk)
  • Jack Bourret (Communications Co-Director)
  • Vic Godlewski (Recorder)
  • Brad Jankowski (Committee Member At-Large)
  • Gigi Metzger (Prayer Coordinator)
  • Tom Miller (Chairperson)
  • Wendy Moore (Vice Chairperson)
  • Angie Moore (Alternate) 

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 Additional Information:

  • UPC’s Elders have engaged McGowan Global Institute (MGI) as a resource for the Pastor Search Committee (PSC) in the search for a new Senior Pastor for UPC. MGI has a proven method developed over 50 years of experience in pastor searches and has worked with over 100 churches in the PCA.
  • Interim Pastor David O’Dowd is also assisting as a non-voting advisor to the PSC.
  • If you would like to communicate information to the PSC, please email the team at