Your Pastoral Search Committee:

Elder: Vic Godlewski
Deacon: Justin Besteman
At-Large: Lisel Allbee, Eglin Ayson, Jack Bourret, Brad Jankowski, Gigi Metzger, Tom Miller, Wendy Moore

Go to the PSC page for the latest update on the pastor search...

     McGowan Global Institute (MGI) has received the pastor profile and the church profile from the Pastor Search Committee. MGI is now compiling a list of candidates for the PSC to consider. (MGI is UPC's partner in the search for a senior pastor.)

Youth Director Update:

In March, per Steve Weidenmuller's recommendation, the staff and elders discontinued UPC's relationship with the search firm, Christian Teams. Since then, Steve has followed up leads provided to him from several connections he has.

     Steve and Harvey Spears have interviewed a candidate who has lots of experience working with students. He has expressed interested in working with us. There still need to be more interviews.

PLEASE KEEP PRAYING!

Other Position Updates:

Three remaining positions we'd like to fill — Connect Ministries, Grow Ministries and Serve Ministries — will not be filled until we get a senior pastor.

     Having said that, Steve has been discussing an internship position with an RTS student. That is also a hopeful development.

The Elders:

There are seven elders right now: Tim Maguire, John Webb, Harvey Spears, Vic Godlewski, Brent Larson, Brian Moore and Chris Akers.

     The Elders are proceeding with the shepherding plan as it was laid out in May. The shepherding plan was designed to provide for knowing, feeding, leading and protecting the members of UPC, and that hasn’t changed. If you are in a Life Group, the elder assigned to you should already be in contact with your leader.

     Here are the elders’ email links. Please reach out to any or all of them with any questions, and they will get you the answers you need in a timely manner.


This time continues to be an excellent opportunity for all of us to pull together as a community of faith and to exercise our faith as we continue our ministries with the knowledge that we serve a loving God who cares deeply about UPC and her future.