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Matt Ryman

Pastor

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Matt became the Pastor at UPC in the spring of 2013. He earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2009, and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Reformed Theological Seminary - Orlando. In addition to his role at UPC, Matt serves on the Central Florida Presbytery MNA Committee, and is on the Executive Board of the Florida Church Planting Network. Matt is married to Hana, and they have four children.

Mike Osborne

Associate Pastor

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Mike Osborne hails from South Carolina. He's been a pastor since 1986, serving churches in Missouri, South Carolina, and elsewhere in Florida before coming to UPC in August, 2001.  Mike oversees our discipleship and community ministries. He is married to Suzy and they have four children and eleven grandchildren. He is the author of Surviving Ministry: How to Weather the Storms of Church Leadership. Check out his personal blog at www.mosborne.net

Michael Hart

Associate Pastor

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After coming to understand the gospel in college at Murray State University, Michael served two years in Brazil doing campus ministry. He left Brazil for seminary where he met his wife, Miriam, on a blind date. Michael married her the summer of 2007 and they headed to Cleveland, MS where he served as Assistant Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church. They were called to UPC in October of 2013. They have four children.        

Joshua Gilman

Pastor of Youth & Families

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Joshua was born and raised in Sarasota, FL. He spent one year abroad in Melbourne, Australia with his parents and went to a private, all-boys school where he learned the art of music in the Orchestra. Since that day, he has fed a growing passion for worshiping God through music and leading others in worship. He attended the University of Florida from the Fall of 2005 through Spring 2009, where God altered the course of his studies from Civil Engineering to Religion in pursuit of a career ministering in the church. Shortly after graduating, he married his high school sweetheart Lorra Anne and packed a moving truck bound for Citrus County to be molded and shaped in 3 years of student ministry at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church.                                                    

Jean Carland

Director of Women and Children's Ministry

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Jean was raised in the great state of Texas and firmly believes all people should own at least one pair of boots. After graduating from Midwestern State University with a degree in social work, she began working with children and families in crisis. Jean eventually moved to Florida and has led ministry to children for the past twelve years. When not hanging out with kids, she loves to read, spend time with family, watch college football, and drink diet Dr. Pepper. Jean has been happily married to Paul for 19 years and they have three daughters, Grace, Erin, and Amara.

Caleb Hughes

College Ministry Director

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Jack Bourret

Worship Director

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After being born and raised in New Hope, MN, Jack's family moved to Palm City, FL, in 2002. He came to Orlando in the fall of 2008 to attend UCF, where he majored in Applied Mathematics and minored in Music. He met his wife, Jamie, while attending college and they were married in December of 2011. After serving as the Youth Worship Leader for four years, he became the Worship Director at UPC in June of 2012. He also works full-time as a Systems Analyst at an engineering company in Orlando. He and Jamie now live in Oviedo and have two sons.

 

Michael & Rachel Blackston

Redeemer Counseling

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Michael and Rachel Blackston lead Redeemer Counseling here at UPC. They are Licensed Mental Health Counselors for the state of Florida, receiving their Master of Arts in Counseling degrees from Reformed Theological Seminary. They worked at an Oviedo counseling center before coming to UPC. Rachel got her Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology degree from James Madison University, and worked as a career counselor and adjunct faculty member at JMU and then the University of Central Florida. Rachel loves working with adolescents, women and couples. Michael specializes in helping men deal with depression, sexual addiction, masculinity and gender issues, and abuse. He also enjoys working with couples experiencing relational difficulties and adolescents with self-esteem or behavioral struggles.