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The Pits

The Reverend Matt Gaventa
Genesis 37:1-11, 18-28

A Reading from the Book of Genesis Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. This is the story of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding …

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Office Staff

Carl Floto

Financial Manager

Carl has attended Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian for 17+ years; his wife Ruth Ann has been an Elder at SHPC; Carl currently serve as Treasurer, Elder and teach 5th grade Sunday School on Sunday mornings.  David Evans is one of our favorite Pastors!

Ruth Ann is the Advanced Placement US History teacher and Department Head at Bowie High School; Ruth Ann and Carl have 5 children between them – Grace 16 year old junior at Bowie, 22 year old Michael Sr. at TAMU- Chemistry, 24 year old Marianna – married serving on Campus Crusade staff in Athens, Greece, 26 year old David USAF Kirtland AFB Command Post Albuquerque, NM and 28 year old Emily – CPA with KPMG in Zürich, Switzerland.

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Jan Hames

Office Manager

Jan joined the staff of UPC in October 2014. Following a long career in high tech marketing and communications, Jan moved to nonprofit management in 2002, serving as the chief marketing officer for United Way Capital Area (now United Way Greater Austin) for four years. Most recently, Jan was employed by Micah 6 of Austin as volunteer and donor engagement director and interim pantry operations director. She graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC, with a degree in English, and attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina and MIT. Jan and her husband Walter live in central Austin.  They have two adult children, Rebecca and Charles.

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Trudi Capostosto

Financial Assistant

Trudi has been a member of the UPC staff since January 2015.  She grew up in Maryland, and graduated from Westminster College (PA), where she double majored in math and physics.  After obtaining a graduate degree from Purdue University, she went to work as a systems engineer at AT&T Bell Labs in New Jersey.  She and her husband Tom have been living in Austin since 1997.  Over the years, Trudi has been an active volunteer with a variety of community organizations, serving as a board member at several of them. She is a proud parent of three grown children–Matt, Jill and Dana.

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Frank Adkins


Frank joined the UPC staff in December of 2017. He grew up in Seguin, Texas, and was raised as a Presbyterian. He has been a member of the UPC congregation since December of 2011. Frank has served on the Board of Deacons at UPC, and currently sings first tenor in the UPC Chancel Choir. Frank worked for 13 years as a performer at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. He feels that one of his strengths is attention to detail, and making our worship space the best that it can be.

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