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.

UPC Church Profile - View the UPC Church Profile produced by the PSC
UPC Pastor Profile - View the UPC Pastor Profile produced by the PSC
UPC Senior Pastor Nomination Form - Use this form to nominate someone whom you
think should be considered for UPC’s Senior Pastor role

What we’ve accomplished:

  • Continued meeting on a weekly basis, collaborating well with one another
  • Initiated monthly reports to the congregation regarding the PSC’s progress
  • Sought and received input via a Leadership Survey and the Congregational Survey
  • Had a face-to-face meeting with the church staff
  • Completed a UPC Church Profile and a Pastor Profile for our next senior pastor

 What we’re working on:

  • Officially posting the opening online to UPC, PCA, and multiple seminary websites
  • Receiving applications as well as nominations from UPC’s congregation and friends
  • Collecting and organizing candidate data and establishing “deep dive teams”
  • Developing a Candidate Questionnaire to be used in interviews

What’s next:

  • Conduct Introductory Interviews with an initial group of potential candidates
  • Evaluate candidates by studying their provided documentation, sermons, and written work
  • Collaboratively assess and stratify potential candidates


UPC’s Pastoral 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)

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 Additional Information:

  • UPC’s Elders have engaged McGowan Global Institute (MGI) as a resource for the Pastoral 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 pastoral 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