Staff

Reverend Tom Capo

Developmental Minister
Reverend Tom Capo joined us in August of 2019. He is a Developmental Minister, which means that his ministry will focus on specific goals that the congregation has identified:
  1. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami (UUCM) to develop a mission, identity,   covenants and goals as a community.
  2. Reverend Tom Capo will provide spiritual leadership that ties UUCM’s diverse theological   interests together and that re-invigorates spiritual nourishment and service for all.
  3. UUCM to align itself with the Unitarian Universalist Association goals to address systemic   racism within the congregation.
  4. UUCM to ascertain its capacity for volunteerism without burnout.
  5. UUCM to understand and address why it is not a larger congregation despite being in a large   metropolitan area, and to help UUCM ascertain what is holding it back.
To learn more about Reverend Tom you can go to his website https://www.tomcapo.com/ or see his blog for past sermons http://www.thehumanspirit.net/ .

Shae Dent

Ministerial Intern
Currently, I work full time as a police officer. I joined the Air Force in June 2019 as a Chaplain Candidate and I am completing seminary. I am a journalist by trade and worked in the field of public relations for several years until the job market became too scarce after the recession. I grew up in a local Baptist church, but began to grow in a different direction from religion to spirituality around the age of 18. I recently discovered Unitarian Universalism on my personal spiritual journey.

Barbara Jimenez​

Religious Exploration Director
Barbara directs and supervises the children’s and youth program. She works together with the Religious Exploration Committee to coordinate teachers, curricula, and special events for our youth, children and their parents. Barbara joined the UU Miami team in August 2017.

Gleema Nambiar

Office Administrator
Gleema Nambiar is our office administer. Our administrator is the hub of office communications, maintaining the calendar, weekly updates, weekly orders of service and announcements, monthly newsletter, flyers, website administration and much more.

Dr. Frank Ragsdale ​

MUSIC & CHOIR DIRECTOR​
John joined us in Oct 2019. He facilitates choir rehearsals on Thursday evenings and coordinates Soul Singing and directs the choir on Sunday mornings for services.  To learn more about Frank you can go to https://people.miami.edu/profile/f.ragsdale@umiami.edu

Steve Snyder

Sexton
Steve manages our facilities, including organizing setups for meetings and events. He plays an indispensable role in keeping our operations running smoothly and our facilities in tip-top shape.

Joseph Talleda​

Pianist
Joseph is our very accomplished pianist and accompanist for the choir.