The Reverend Ramon Ubiera works in partnership with four churches (Christ Church, Toms River; St. Mary’s, Point Pleasant; St. Thomas, Red Bank; and All Saints, Lakewood) to start and nurture new Hispanic ministries throughout the region.
Hello, my name is Ramon Ubiera. I studied theology at the Dominican Episcopal Seminary and was ordained deacon in 1999 and then priest in 2000. I am married to Fedia, and together we have three children: Fendi, Sharisma and Jordy.
I consider my primary strengths and areas of focus as teamwork, evangelism, and preaching.
My goal is to work with the Hispanic community in developing strong and thriving ministries throughout the region. I seek to promote family prayer, schedule and conduct ongoing training to help people make connections between the gospel and their own lives, and create awareness about the social concerns of our time. I also want to offer other resources to the community, such as general counseling and information on immigration issues.
I want to promote education, positivity, instruction and spreading the Word of God, and to enable Anglo and Latino communities to walk together in carrying out the mission of the church.
I would like to share some further information about myself: I was born in the Dominican Republic, and I’ve been an Episcopalian since childhood. I began my service in the church as an acolyte, then as a member of the Vestry, and then as Senior Warden. I served in several churches in the Dominican Republic not only as a priest but as director of the church school. I was coordinator of Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Rhode Island from 1998 to 1999.
I received a Certificate in Clinical Pastoral Counseling in San Lucas Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and assisted in a course on Liturgy and the Old Testament in Jerusalem in 2003. I graduated with a degree in journalism in 2002, which served me well in my position as Director of Communications for the Diocese of the Dominican for seven years. In this position, I assisted in the layout and preparation of bulletins and public relations with newspapers and local radio. I served as Chair of the Standing Commission and vice president of the Diocesan Council for three terms, and as Chaplain of the Fire Department in Santo Domingo in 2010.I then served at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Waukegan, Illinois, in 2011.
I look forward to working with you in furthering the mission of the church and spreading the Word of God in New Jersey. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.