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:

Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel, Developmental Minister

We welcomed our new half time Developmental Minister to our Fellowship community in the fall of 2016. Rev. Rod first got to know Unitarian Universalism here in Ottawa when at University. He subsequently studied for ministry in Montreal and finished his credentialing in Toronto. He was ordained in Toronto in June, 2016, and joined our Fellowship team in August.


Laura Ndoria, Religious Educator and Interim Office Administrator

We are excited to welcome our new Religious  Educator, beginning January 2017! Laura comes to us with a background of working with summer camps and volunteering in community centres. She really enjoys running activities that help to build children and youth with strong values which equip them to take on the challenges they encounter.

Sarah Mae Baxter, Office Administrator (Maternity Leave)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.


Rev. Ellen Bell, Community Minister

Ellen BellEllen was born and raised in Montreal. With a totally unchurched background, she, by chance, over twenty years ago, came to a service at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa and became active in the congregation. In 2000, she was hired as the Spiritual Care Visitor and since February 2010 has held the position of Pastoral Care Visitor for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa. Ellen is also working part-time as a multi-faith chaplain at the Queensway-Carleton hospital. In addition, she has a small private practice in counseling. In May 2012, Ellen graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Ellen was ordained on May 7th 2017, at First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa.

Rev. Fred Cappuccino, Minister Emeritus

Fred CappuccinoThe 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.