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Overseeing UCM

The Council is the elected governing body that oversees UCM. There are 15 Council members that are nominated and elected every year by church members.
Each Council member serves with a term limit of 3 consecutive years.
The members’ primary responsibilities are as follows:
Spiritual, Vision & Mission, Policy, Budget, and Restoration.
The Council oversees UCM through ministry oversight by chairing committees
(a committee is a group of people committed to serving in a particular area of ministry).

At the Annual Members' Meeting on March 27, 2022, voting was held to approve the slate of nominees as presented to the church body by the Council and the Nominations Committee which includes all the new Council members.

On April 3, 2022, the 2022, the new Council was installed during the
In-Person Worship Services.

Below are the Installation Proceedings held at the UCM Main Sanctuary.


If you would like to reach any of the Council members, please use our Contact Council form. Your questions or concerns will be received by our Corporate Secretary, who in turn will channel the matter to the appropriate Council member.

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Maria Angela Beata Agnir

Missions and Benevolence
Bea is a Filipina who has lived in several countries prior to settling back in the Philippines and started attending UCM in 2016. Bea became a member of UCM in 2017 and has served as a prayer liturgist, usher, communion server, and Welcome Team Lead for 2nd Service. She has also served as an M&B Committee Member, leading Time for Others (TFO), and the Christmas Giving Project in 2020 and 2021.

Lawrence Aritao

Corporate Secretary
Now on his third-year term at Council, Law, as he is called, is a lawyer by profession and is currently the National Director of Prosecutions for International Justice Missions, a global organization with a solution to end slavery. He is a former Sunday School teacher and former volunteer at Precious Jewel Ministry that takes care of vulnerable children.

Roger Bartholomew

Roger is originally from England and is currently the President of International Education Specialist and Southville International Schools. Previously, Roger has served as a Council member for 2 full terms. He has also served as a prayer liturgist, an SDG Leader, usher, communion server, and a member of the Finance and Stewardship Committees.

Luna Griño-Inocian

Now on her third-year term at Council, Luna is a freelance writer and writer for Trumpets, Inc. She actively serves as writer, director and producer for UCM Special Events. She formerly served as Worship Committee Chair from 2015 to 2018.

Henry Lee

Now on his third-year term at Council, Hank is an entrepreneur and is the innkeeper of the Henry Hotels and Resorts in Manila and Cebu. He has been serving the Finance Committee for many years as a member and he is a former usher for the 2nd service.

Fitriya Hartono-Lozano

Now on her second-year term at Council, Fit has served on the Nominations Committee as a member. She has also served as a prayer liturgist and a reflector both in the pre-pandemic Wednesday Communion Service and the online Midweek Essentials/Essentials for Quarantine. She is currently a Substitute Training Leader for BSF Makati Women’s Evening Class.

Jesse Morales

Age and Stage
Jesse is an American who is currently residing in the Philippines as a CADD Technologist for a U.S.-based engineering consulting firm, currently managing the extension office in Quezon City. Jesse came to know Jesus in 1993, is married for 20 years to Emma Ruth Morales “Ima” and have 2 teenage boys. He has served as a prayer liturgist, SDG Leader, taught the 5th graders, and leads a Bible study group at work.

James Murray

Now on his third-year term at Council, Jim is a business executive and general manager of his own company. He is a former Council Moderator, Chair, and Member of the following committees: Finance, Nominations, TOC, and Pastoral Search. Jim is also the Vice-President of the UCM Philippine Foundation. He has also previously served as a member of the Life Building and Church Construction Committee.

Raymond Nocon

Raymond is currently the Vice-President of Jade Group, Inc., overseeing construction management, building system management, back-office operations and software systems. He co-leads an SDG together with his wife, Jeannette, has served as a prayer liturgist, 2nd service usher, communion server, and was a pianist for Offertory Worship.

Stephen Pardue

Now on his second-year term at Council, Steve is an American professor. He is the program director for ThM/PhD in Theology and Church History at Asia Graduate School of Theology. He is also an associate faculty for theology at the International Graduate School of Leadership. He has served as a prayer liturgist and a guest preacher of UCM.

Samuel Powell

Sam is an Australian who is currently working as the CEO of HMR Auction Services, Inc. He started attending UCM 8 years ago with wife, Sharlene, and he is a father to 4 boys. He has served as a member of Nominations Committee and Discipleship Committee, an SDG Leader, and he is one of the key leaders for Kingdom Men.

Marie Therese Y. Tengco

Care Ministries
Maite has been working at the Canlubang Golf & Country Club, Inc. since 1994, and is currently the External Affairs Assistant & Membership Committee Assistant of the club. She has served as the recording secretary of Care Committee since July 2020, as a prayer liturgist, and co-facilitates a women’s SDG since 2019.

Weslee Trout

Fellowship and Membership
Wes is an American, married to a Filipina, and a missionary kid. Currently, he is an active member of the Fellowship and Membership Committee, a prayer liturgist, and actively supports the UCM digital initiatives. He has served as a group facilitator for Kingdom Men, as a reflector for the Midweek Essentials for Quarantine, and as a member of the Nominations Committee.

Erick Veneracion

Human Resources
Erick is currently the Board Director and Treasurer for Lorenzana Food Corporation and a business consultant for Partners Worldwide (an NGO that uses business to create flourishing economic environments worldwide). He has served as a member of the HR Committee and in UCM’s Children and Youth ministries, as well as an Usher and Welcome Team member of the 2nd Service.

Rev. Chad Williams

Senior Pastor
Pastor Chad possesses over twenty-three years of ministerial experience, including various roles in pastoral leadership, church planting, worship ministry, international theological training, leadership development, teaching at the university level both in the US and internationally, and missionary service. Read More...

Ex-Officio Members

Rev. Noah Kennedy

Associate Pastor
Pastor Noah was born and raised in the southeastern United States and possesses academic credentials in business administration, divinity, and theology...Read More...

Dix Roa

Church Administrator
Dix is a graduate of Industrial Engineering in UP. Before joining UCM, he was a self-employed realtor. As Church Administrator, he is the head of operations, making decisions and carrying out duties which affect the comfort, convenience, and safety of the congregation, volunteers, and staff.