Clergy & Staff



Archpriest Theodore Pisarchuk (Fr. Ted) is the founding priest of St. Justin Martyr Orthodox Church. He holds a Master of Divinity from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (1994). For twelve years he served as the Mission Director of the Diocese of the South and presently serves as the Dean of the Central Florida Deanery. Fr. Ted is a licensed Commercial Building Contractor (1990). He is married to Matushka Lee Ann and has adult children, Christopher and Steven.

Assistant Priest Jacob Hatch


Holds a Master of Divinity from St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary (2006) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (2003).  He also received a Masters in

Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015 from the University of North Florida. He was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in 2009, and ordained to the Holy Priesthood on February 4th, 2018 by His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Philadelphia and Eastern Philadelphia on behalf of Archbishop Alexander. He is married to Matushka Erika Hatch and has two children, Joshua and Cecilia Hatch.

Priest Sergius Clark, Retired Attached

Priest Sergius (Gerald) Clark was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 2003. He holds a Master of Divinity, General Theological Seminary (1967) and was a priest in the Episcopal Church (1968-2000) serving in parishes in North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. He was married to Matushka Sylvia Elizabeth and has two grown children M.H. and Jeremy. He recently retired as a chaplain at St. Vincent’s Hospital.  On November 1, 2013 Fr. Sergius was granted retirement as Associate Priest and remains attached.

Deacon James Marth

Deacon James was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in 2017. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (1984) and a Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins School of Theology (1988). He was a pastor in the United Methodist Church (1988-2000), serving parishes in Illinois and Florida.  He is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Florida and Georgia.  He is married to Matushka Robin.

Daniel Kindell, Pastoral Assistant & Director of Youth


Daniel Kindell is from Orlando, FL where he attended the Orthodox Church of St. Stephen the Protomartyr. He holds a Bachelors Degree in International & Global Studies (2016) from the University of Central Florida. During his studies, he served as the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) chapter president for 3 years and was the District leader for South Florida colleges and universities. He has over 5 years of Youth Camp Ministry experience in counseling and leading youth at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, PA and Camp St. Christopher in Sebring, FL. He is excited to be a part of the St. Justin community.

Martha Sedmera, Choir Director

Martha Sedmera is from Annapolis, MD, but has spent most of her life in Florida. She has been attending St. Justin Martyr for 11 years. During this time, she has been an active member in the choir. In 2016, she completed the “Choral Conducting for Beginners” course from the OCA’s Department of Liturgical Music. In 2017, she began her ministry in directing the St. Justin Martyr choir. She is married to Kris Sedmera and has three children, Jana, Andrew, and Peter.

Lara King, Office Manager