Reverend John Napoli began serving UPC as Pastor in October of 2016.
Rev. Napoli comes to UPC from Macon, GA., where he served as pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church since 2008. His first solo pastorate began in 2005 at First Presbyterian Church in DeFuniak Springs, FL. He received a master of divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2005 and was ordained that year. He also holds degrees in biblical studies from Trinity College and history from the University of South Florida. John has been married to his wife Sarah since June of 2008. They have two dogs, Yoko and Zoey, and are foster parents to an eighteen month old boy who they hope to adopt soon.
Rev. Napoli describes his concept of ministry as follows, “I believe in a church that is warm, open and inclusive, vibrant, active, hard-working and passionate about social justice.” John is a seeker of knowledge and encourages critical thinkers that hunger for theological discussion as well as fellowship around a potluck.