About the Board of Trustees

Board members are voted in during our annual meeting and serve for a three year term. The Board meetings occur on the third Thursday of each month. Meeting Minutes are available to all voting church members upon request.

If you have a request for the Board you’re welcome to email the church at [email protected] and your message will be forwarded to the Board President.

Board Members

Loana Perez

President, Board of Trustees

Loana was born in Queens, NY but was raised in Puerto Rico from the age of 6 months. She worked for 22 years at the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, a government agency. Loana took an early retirement in February of 2011. She was a member of the Unity Church of Carolina, PR, and served as the Secretary, Vice President and President when needed. Loana moved to Florida in January, 2017 and has been here ever since. After retirement she dedicated herself to working with a non-profit organization that ministered to emotionally codependent people through support groups. Once she became a member of Unity of Central Florida, she immediately joined the Music Ministry as one of the singers. From the moment she started attending UCFL, she knew that this was where she wanted and needed to be. It is her way of life, the way that had made her the person she is today…blessed in every single way. Loana has always been an active part of the things she really believes in and has always sought to help by bringing her knowledge and experience to help to build stronger minds and spiritual communities.

Lizz Cabassa-Rodriguez

Vice President, Board of Trustees

My husband and I have been attending Unity of Central Florida since 2008. During our first visit this church felt like home. In 2009, we decided to become members as we love the energy and family feel of the church. My biggest interest and what motivates me the most is seeing my son grow and develop into a beautiful person with the Unity teachings.

The skills I feel that can benefit Unity of Central Florida board of Trustees include administrative work, coordinating and leading people. The volunteer activities I have served in include the music coordinator (since 2009), a prayer chaplain (since 2010) and am now a prayer chaplain emeritus. In 2023 until present, I have helped with the Tech Team and assisted with church administrative tasks.

For the last 18 years I have worked at a title insurance company and that job responsibilities include balancing the financial side of transactions between purchasers and sellers of properties.

I love the opportunity to see our church grow and reach as many people as possible. Once a person’s soul is ready, I hope they can learn the beautiful and life changing teachings of Unity. Teachings about our soul growth and how we are all one, no matter where those paths are located. I am not only motivated for the adult’s growth but most importantly for our youth and children’s growth.

I feel as a Unity of Central Florida board member I will be able to help find ways we can continue to facilitate that growth, spiritually as well as growth in our community. It is an honor to serve as a board member.

Moisés Del Río

Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Moisés Del Río was born and raised in Camuy, Puerto Rico. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Horticultural Science. He has around two decades of work experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. Moisés has served in various capacities including management, production and research.

A decade ago, Moisés embarked on a quest to find a spiritual community he could call home. It was his dear friend José Builes who extended an invitation to a Sunday service that would forever change his life. From that moment on, Moisés found solace and belonging within the warm embrace of UNITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA.

Moisés has been an active participant in UCFL’s endeavors, contributing to projects such as the construction of the labyrinth, serving on the landscape committee, extending hospitality, and diligently maintaining the community’s buildings as a janitor volunteer. Through his involvement, UCFL has played a pivotal role in his personal healing journey.

Now, Moisés believes it’s time to reciprocate the love, compassion, and peace that the members of UCFL have graciously bestowed upon him. He is eager to give back to the community that has become an integral part of his life and healing process.

Toni Crabtree

Secretary, Board of Trustees

Memorial Day weekend 2012 was the first service I attended at Christ Church Unity, now Unity of Central Florida. When I heard the Senior Minister say, “We believe you are originally blessed, not originally cursed,” I knew I was home. I formally joined the church within the next couple of years.

I attended all the classes I could and spent countless hours serving in the kitchen for hospitality hour.  Along with a partner on the board, we formed The Wellness Team, coordinating regular speakers at the church following services and a Wellness Fair event for our community. We welcomed members of our church and guests from outside our church as speakers and participants.

In 2019 I began working at New Image Youth Center in Orlando’s historic Parramore Neighborhood. In September of 2020, I was presented at church with the “Every Soul Matters Award” for a public stand I took on behalf of the youth and families I serve, a matter of social justice.

I continue my work for NIYC as a Student Advocate (part time), and have very recently retired from fulltime work. This new phase of life is unfolding beautifully, with new and renewed connections and new opportunities.

I am stepping up to this position because I know that service is, for me, a living expression of God’s love through me. I also believe that my wide range of experience and interests are valuable in this position. I will do my best to support our community and to help the board navigate through these very interesting times.

Toni is a native Floridian who holds a BA from FSU and a MA in Elementary Education from UCF. She has decades of experience in service to clients in the financial industry, public education and more. She and her husband Rich live in Orlando where they lovingly cultivate their “urban wildlife refuge” and enjoy birdwatching, local theater, volunteering, and being lifelong learners. They recently celebrated their 24th anniversary and look forward to making the next 24 their best!

Corey Snook

Board of Trustees

I’m a graduate of Columbia University, involved primarily in the design and implementation of computer systems, instrumentation and interfaces. I have led teams as large as 50 at Hughes Aircraft in California.

I founded Mind-Brain Training Institute, which specializes in neurofeedback and infrared products and services to help people with a number of brain-related conditions.

I first attended UCFL in 2004, and found UCFL then to be welcoming, and its teachings in concert with my own spiritual beliefs. I am a student of A Course in Miracles and have enjoyed exploring even deeper with other students. I’m a long-time meditator.

My personal beliefs are very much in tune with the teachings of Unity and of UCFL. Today, my daughter, Anna, and I are happy to be members of such a wonderful church. I consider it an honor to have served two terms on UCFL’s Board of Trustees, including having served as president. My desire is to help re- build UCFL into the vibrant church community I see it becoming.

Pamela Johnson

Board of Trustees

Pam became a member of UFCL, then CCU Orlando, in the fall of 2008 and throughout the years has derived great joy and happiness in serving. Her service has included the Usher and Ambassador Teams, she has assisted in the bookstore, this is her second Board of Trustees term, and she has chaired the bylaw review committee, served on the Labyrinth Team and many other teams. Pam was recently married to Ed Miner, and both she and Ed love the arts offered in the greater Orlando area, including symphony, ballet, and opera.