Church Staff

Rev. Rick Oppelt - Pastor

Rick Oppelt has served congregations in California, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and most recently, as the Pastor of the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church in Edison. Rev. Oppelt holds degrees from Florida State University, Wheaton Graduate School, Fuller Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School. His family includes wife Jo, daughters Michelle and Sarah, son Tim, cats Cocao and Nittie and pooch Pedal. He enjoys outdoor activities, playing Frisbee and ping-pong and listening to and making music.

You can email Rick at

Danielle Friedman - Administrative Assistant

Danielle has been a member of UPC since 2006.

"It is a joy to serve UPC as Administrative Assistant.  I'm often referred to as the face and voice of the church, as I am the first person people see and talk to when they first visit or call the church. I always strive to be warm and welcoming to everyone who reaches out to us, whether it's a family in need or a family looking for a church home. I have served UPC at this capacity since 2006 and am proud to be a part of this church family."

You can email Danielle at

Kolleen Adams - Director Fun'n'Friends Nursery School

I have always enjoyed working with young children. Seeing the wonder and excitement in their eyes is a daily reminder of God’s love for us. I work with a wonderful, caring staff that just enhances my job.

I grew up in Succasunna, New Jersey, and have lived in this area most of my life. I graduated from The College of New Jersey in 1971 and married my husband Bill in 1972. I taught second grade at Jefferson School in Roxbury until our first son was born. I was a stay at home mom until our third son entered kindergarten 1986 when I started working at Fun ‘n’ Friends Nursery School as director.I am a member of the United Presbyterian Church and have participated in many activities.

Some of the things I enjoy outside of work are traveling with my husband, reading, stained glass, wood working, photography, gardening and most anything outside in the warm weather.

You can email Kolleen at

Argaille DiMatteo - Organist / Choir Director

Argaille directs our Chancel, Bell and Alleluia Choirs and coordinates other music activities in and out of our worship services throughout the year.

Argaille is also a dedicated music educator in the Morris School District, Morristown, NJ, holding a Bachelor of Music Ed. Degree from William Paterson University. She is currently working on her graduate degree in education at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Argaille's spiritual vitality is the centerpiece of the musical programs at UPC. Her joyful encouragement to all musicians, young and old, is truly a blessing for our church.

You can email Argaille at


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