Reverend Dani L. CalderonIs a Transgender Man of Faith; who began his Transition in the year of 2009.  Rev. Dani is a Social Worker for the last 25 years; and works with the VNSNY, Hospice Program. Rev. Dani, was introduced to UFCNY in the year of 2002; He became a Deacon of UFCNY in 2007; attended “New Seminary” in 2010 where he was ordained as an Interfaith Minister. In 2014, he was ordained Reverend by the Archbishop Bean. Rev. Dani lead, a group in the Rashawn Brazell Outreach Program; for the last 10 yrs. A perpetrator was apprehended 2/17. In 2014, Rev. Dani started “El Nuevo Renacer {ENR} which is a Spanish Service, at UFCNY. Spanish Services are held every 5th Sunday @ UFCNY. My vision is that El Nuevo Renacer, be the First Spanish Church in the movement, which serves not only The Latino, LGBT Community…But the bridge between the straight 

REVEREND sabrina constella

Reverend Sabrina Constella has been a member of Unity Fellowship Church New York for 22 years. In 2009 she graduated and ordained from The New Seminary. Shortly after she was ordained Reverend in Unity Fellowship Church. Reverend Sabrina has been involved with the User Board as Captain, and adjunct to Sr. Bishop Jones, and is now Co-leader of the Young Adult Ministry. The Remixes.


Minister Pauline Kennedy-Rice, was born in LaGrange, Georgia, the first child born to Marion and Pearlie Mae Harris.

As a child, she and her parents resided in the housing barracks for Veterans and their families in Jackson Heights, a section of Queens, NY. The family later moved to the Astoria Houses in Queens, where the family grew, giving her two sisters and two younger brothers.

Pauline, attended a Dutch Reformed Church named The First Reformed Church of Astoria. She was the first “colored” child to attend this predominately white church in the early 1950’s. She was educated in the NYC Public School System.  A graduate of Julia Richman High School; she attended Queens College, received her Bachelor of Arts’ degree in Community and School Health Education in 1977; her Master’s in Science in Counseling 1994, and Advanced Certification in 1996, from Brooklyn College. She was hired as a Guidance Counselor, in the Manhattan’s Superintendents’ office in 1994.

In between this time, 1995, she found her way into Unity Fellowship Church, in Brooklyn, New York becoming involved with the Women’s Committee,  and eventually joining the Inspirational Choir, participated in the Dance Ministry, an Office Volunteer, assisted in distributing hot food in the Brooklyn community, volunteering in the food pantry, Co-chair of the Hospitality Committee, assisting in coordinating the Iyami Brunch, and initiating a support group, S.O.F.I.A (Sisters of Faith in Action). She now serves on the Board of Trustees.

In 2004, Bishop opened the call for those wanting to be a part of the Diaconate, and she responded and became a Deacon Candidate, ordained in 2007 as a Deacon, and 2014 as a Minister.

In 2013, she retired from the New York City Department of Education; and is currently employed part-time, as a Mentor, at Fed Cap Corporation working with young adults 18-24 years of age.

In 2016, she graduated from Iyanla’s Vanzant’s, Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Maintenance and Personal Development, where she learned to develop and grow in her own consciousness, reconnecting to the Source/God; becoming aware, and appreciating her inter-connectedness to her sisters, brothers her individual life’s purpose and most importantly, “Remembering the truth of who she is”.

Minister Pauline Kennedy-Rice, is married to Senior Pastor A. Deborah Rice, they were married in 2000 and legally 2017, they are residents of Harlem, New York, parents, grand, and great-grandparents.

REVEREND a. deborah rice

Reverend A. Deborah Rice is a native New Yorker, from the Village of Harlem, born to Wallace and Natalie Rice, she has two other siblings.

She was educated both in the New York City Public School System, and Palmer Memorial Institute, a Private Boarding School in Sedalia North Carolina. 

As a young person, her spiritual journey began when she attended the Third Moravian Church, located in Harlem, and as an adult, it continued.  In 1993, Deborah attended, and later became a member of UFC-NYC, beginning with the Usher Board. In 1997 she was accepted into the Diaconate; in 1999 ordained as a Deacon, in 2004 elevated to Minister, and in 2007 elevated to Reverend, culminating in becoming Senior Pastor in 2017.

During her years at Unity, she has coordinated program activities; facilitated workshops, organized HIV and Hepatitis C testing events, community outreach and programs dealing with HIV/AIDS. Currently, Reverend Rice is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Treasurer on the Board of Trustees, Liaison of Common Spirit and the Usher Board.

Reverend Rice graduated from the New Seminary of Interfaith studies in 2008, and received her BA in Business Management in 2014, from Ashford University. She attended and received her credentials in Certification as a Recovery Coach from the Institute for Career Development along with hours towards her CASAC credentials. She is also an active Board member of Housing Works Inc.

In her professional life, for the past 20 years, Reverend Rice has worked with several AIDS Service Organizations, beginning as a Coordinator, and supervising the Access to Care, and Harm Reduction Units, eventually being promoted to Program Manager at Health Force Men and Women Against AIDS.

Reverend Rice met her wife Minister Pauline within the walls of UFC-Brooklyn in 1996; they were married in August 2000.

REVEREND annie l. suggs

Reverend Annie L. Suggs is a native of Farmville, North Carolina, and has resided in New York for the past 45 years. 

She was educated in North Carolina Pitt County Public School System, is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeant Majors Academy and holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Nyack College. 

Reverend Suggs’ love and passion of sharing the “Good News” of Jesus Christ along with doing community outreach through volunteer service started at an early age alongside her grandmother at Saint James F.W.B. Church, Farmville, N.C. On her spiritual journey, Annie attended and later became a member of Unity Fellowship of Christ Church-NYC. Ordained in the UFCM in 2007 to the office of Deacon; in 2010 elevated to Minister, and in 2014 to Reverend. 

During her years at UFC-NYC, she has served as a Food Pantry Team Member, Senior Pastor Adjutant, Tuesday Night Prayer Servant Leader, Spiritual Development Facilitator, Church Beatification/Maintenance Team Leader, and Junior Head Deacon (UFC-NYC Deacon Board). She is currently an active Board member of Housing Works, Inc. 

Reverend Suggs graduated New York Theological Seminary Christian Ministry Program in 2012, graduated One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in 2017. She is currently enrolled at New York Theological Seminary a Master of Divinity candidate. 

In her professional life, her career with US ARMY highlights a commitment of 27 years of service, retired Command Sergeant Major in 2007; with Metropolitan Transportation Authority NYCTA, retired Director of Customer Advocacy and ADA Compliance in 2017. 

Reverend Suggs credits all her achievements to GOD, and through it all, she will tell you that her most crowning achievement is having been BLESSED to be a mother to her son and his wife and a Grandmother to her 3 wonderful grandchildren. 

In Christ, we are liberated to live and live abundantly; all Glory to God!

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Reverend Jermaine DMR Green has served Unity Fellowship of Christ Church NYC (UFC-NYC) since 2000.  Rev. Green was ordained to the office of Deacon in 2007, then to Minister in 2014 and elevated to Rev. in 2017. He has successfully earned his BA in psychology from Medgar Evers College, CUNY in May 2014. This has been his first step on his path to further enlightenment and personal development. He has served in numerous capacities within UFC-NYC over the years. While serving in those capacities Rev. Green’s calling was confirmed when he started working with the young adult ministry, the House of Saints that later became, The ReMixes of the Christ. Rev. Green has also joined a collective of leaders called the Game Changers’ since 2014. He has also been charged with the training of the deaconate students. In all of the areas he serves in it has allowed him to be a servant, mentor, trainer, and confidant to fellow leaders as well as those whom the Creator has placed in his path.