A member of UCM since 2000, Baste started as an usher in 2007, then as SDG leader in 2009. He was UCM Corporate Secretary from 2010 to 2012, the Moderator in 2013, then elected as Nominations Committee member for the term 2014-2016. He also serves on the Finance Committee, starting 2014. He continues to be an SDG leader for a group based in Antipolo and Marikina. Baste is recently retired as Managing Director in Shell Philippines Exploration and seven other corporate roles. Currently, he is the Chairman of The Mindoro Biodiversity Foundation, Chairman of the Energy Committee of the Management Association of the Philippines, a Trustee of the British School of Manila, and the Senior Advisor to Mrs. Q’s Cakes and Pastries. Now a proud lolo, Baste studied at the Philippine Science High School, the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and INSEAD in Singapore. He has committed himself to the Lord. He is willing to do any role which the Lord is bringing him to serve, and always for the Glory of the Father.