Our Team

We are a small Fellowship held together by the efforts of numerous volunteers who are supported in their work by the following staff:

Sarah Mae Baxter, Programs and Administration Coordinator
Sarah Baxter

Sarah is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who brings her knowledge of congregational life along with her passion for writing and communications to her role keeping us organized and up to date from the Fellowship Office. She aims to coordinate inspiring programming through our Adult Religious Exploration, and most recently has begun supporting the Worship Cluster by coordinating our schedule of Sunday morning speakers.


Joe McDonald, Music Director & Pianist

Joe McDonald recently graduated from uOttawa with a B.Mus. degree in piano performance. He’s been studying piano from an early age, and is experienced in accompanying soloists and choral groups. He will be joining us as our regular accompanist on 2-3 Sundays per month, in addition to scheduling singing rehearsals. His striking talent and experience have added another whole dimension to our singing sessions. To quote Joe himself – “Music is my life and what I love, and I want to pass that on to others!”

Rev. Fred Cappuccino, Minister Emeritus

The Rev. Fred Cappuccino is Minister Emeritus of Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Montreal and of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa. He and his wife Bonnie, who founded Child Haven International in 1985 and continue to run the organization today, received the Order of Canada in 1996.