Church Staff

Felicia Ryan is our fabulous Church Administrator (email her)

She has a BA from Boston College and an MA in Communications from Emerson. Felicia is a fundraising consultant, website guru, poet and lover of pink hair. She has a project management background with various non profits. Being a member of the Malden Writer’s Collaborative keeps her writing. She brags proudly about her work with the Board of Directors for the Malden Chamber of Commerce and cohabitats nearby with her husband, teen stepdaughter, and a farty brindle greyhound named Arnie.

Tom Hojnacki (send an email to our Music Director)

Tom Hojnacki (pronounced Hoy-Not-ski) is our Music Director.
Tom is a retired teacher and administrator from Berklee College of Music. Tom is an experienced pianist, singer, choir member, music director, and side musician. Read Tom’s bio here.



Director of Religious Education – currently vacant. To apply or find out more about the current position click here.

Katie Laliwala (Nursery Caregiver)

Kathie is a native New Yorker who relocated to Melrose seven years ago to help take care of her granddaughter, Viva. Kathie enjoys knitting, crocheting, watching Jeopardy! and spending time with family and friends. Please welcome Kathie when you see her and consider joining a group of volunteers who will rotate through the nursery during Worship and serve as the second adult needed each week to help Kathie create a consistently warm and welcoming experience for our youngest kids and their parents!



Thomas O’Donnell (Church Sexton – send emails through our Church Administrator)

If you spend any time at all at MUUC, you’re bound to see Tom, a friendly guy who sees to it that the church is spic-and-span, running like clockwork, and open for business.

Thanks for all you do, Tom! See you around!