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Ministry Staff

Joel Aquino

Choir Director
Joel is the Conductor of the UCM Chancel Choir, the De La Salle University Chorale, the Philippine Vocal Ensemble, and the Supreme Court Choir. An alumnus of the University of the Philippines College of Music and of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, he is also a voice teacher and tenor. 

Rhona Bautista

Head Librarian
As Head Librarian, Rhon performs the administrative, supervisory, and professional work in planning and delivering library services. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the library. She also manages the training of volunteers and interns, as well as facilitate a Bible Study for them.

Zaida Delos Santos

Children's Ministry Director
Zaida and her husband became members of UCM in 2007. Zaida considers the kids in Sunday School as her own and delights in conversing with them and listening to their stories. Although, she is into discipline, she enjoys seeing the kids having fun while learning about the Bible, especially about God.

Naomi Diaz

Secretary to the Senior Pastor
I am the Executive Assistant of the Senior Pastor. Aside from assisting Pastor Chad, my duties and responsibilities include tasks for Council. Having come from decades of corporate experience, the uniqueness that is UCM continues to inspire me everyday. It is a happy blend of both simple, but complicated work tasks and relationships. I never imagined working in a church, but God has the BEST plans.

Liza Manayon

Care Ministry Coordinator
Liza Punongbayan Manayon is the Care Coordinator of UCM. Aside from serving in the church, she is also an Instructor at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges. She is currently a candidate for a Masters degree in Health Professions Education. She blesses the congregation with her passion for music by singing in the 12:30 p.m. Sunday services.

Rainier Pagcaliwagan

Director of Young Adults Ministry
Rainier Pagcaliwagan is the Director of the Young Adult Ministry. He moved to Manila in 2003 after serving as a missionary to international students in New York City. He earned a Master of Divinity in Missions at Asia Theological Seminary in Quezon City. An active member of the Ateneo Chamber Singers, Rainier also shares his rich baritone during UCM’s special musical productions.

Fides Raya

Communications Manager
Fides is the brand steward of the church. She supports the pastoral staff and church ministries in their respective programs’ campaign needs to further UCM’s mission of making Christ-centered disciples. Fides’s career covers over 30 years of experience in advertising and marketing, having worked in multinational advertising agencies and consumer brand companies in Manila and Jakarta.

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.

Yeng Her

Youth Ministry Director
Yeng Her is a Hmong-American who was born and raised in a multi-ethnic community in Fresno, California. Along with thousands of Hmong refugees, his parents migrated from Thailand to the United States in the 1980s to the Central Valley of California which is home to more than 50,000 Hmong immigrants.

Yeng studied at California Christian College, graduating in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry and a Minor in Biblical Interpretation. He has a passion for youth ministry and has served youth and young adults in the United States, Mexico, Uganda, the Czech Republic, and now the Philippines. In his free time, Yeng engages in different sports like American football, golf, wrestling, basketball, volleyball, and baseball. He is excited about serving the youth of UCM!

Support Staff

Emelyn Aboga

Accounting Manager

Carla Bañas

M & B Administrative Assistant

Gary Coper

Operations Support 

Gilbert Cuntapay

Facilities Maintenance Officer

Jojie Atienza

Food & Beverage Specialist

Marcelina Caliza

Associate Pastor's Secretary 

Remegio Coronel

Head Janitor 

Lhorie De Jesus

Administrative Supervisor

Jenkin Baniqued

Graphics Artist

Romell Catapang

Building Maintenance Engineer

Maria Nona Bell Corpuz

Library Admin Assistant 

Calixto Labong

Audio-Visual Technician I

Jessie Lopez

Audio-Visual Technician 

Jojilan Paler

Property Custodian

Riezl Mangay-ayam

AV & Multimedia Engineer

Richard Santiago


Rochelle Nallasca

Treasury Assistant

Ritz Suganob