About Us

Clergy & Staff

The Rev. Timothy Fleck
Fr. Tim is excited to have been called to St. Thomas in 2020, after serving parishes in the Dioceses of Maine, Kentucky, and Indianapolis. His ministry has been grounded in the Incarnation: the holy mystery that God chose to become human, and the implications of that mystery for our humanity and our relationships. Fr. Tim grew up in a family of schoolteachers in Indiana, earned an AB in History & Science from Harvard and a Master of Architecture from Columbia. He practiced architecture in Indianapolis and designed many churches before being called to ordained ministry, for which he studied at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and Bexley Hall Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. TFleck@stepsmia.org
Sarah Kemeness 
Head of School

Amanda Thompson, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Lobo
Parish Administrator

Quentin M. Derryberry III
Chief Philanthropy Officer

Eugene A. Greco, Ph.D.
Music Director and Organist
He began playing the organ since he was twelve years old and assumed the position of organist and choirmaster at age 15.  In high school and college, he was active in theatre and community theater, serving as musical director and pianist for many musicals. He moved to Miami from New York in 1979 and completed his degree in Musicology. He was a Miami-Dade College professor who taught music and humanities, he also directed the Kendall Campus Choir. Over the years he has served as music director/choir and director/organist at various churches in Miami and toke Choirs on many tours. Dr.  Greco is a member of the American Guild of Organists and various organizations. Associated Professor at the University of Miami in Coral Gables in Music Education and Musicology. He currently is an instructor for the Osher Life-long Learning Center at the University of Miami and serves as Director of Music at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Miami. egreco@stepsmia.org
Jaisa Paz
Financial Secretary
Jaisa Paz has been the Financial Secretary with St. Thomas since 2008, She has a Degree in Accounting and Business from FIU. She is married to Alex Paz, CPA. and have 2 children, Kevin who graduated from St. Thomas in 2019, and Amanda which currently attend St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School. She does the financials and the bookkeeping for the Church, Capital Campaign and the Endowment funds. If you have any questions you can contact her at
Lovell Rose
Church Administrator
A performing musician in the greater Miami area, Lovell Rose has been Bass Section Leader in our choir for 5 years, and now joins our staff as Church Administrator. Lovell will be at the front desk part-time, managing the bulletins, INSTEP, website updates, member database, and day-to-day church office operations. If you have any questions you can contact Lovell at Lrose@stepsmia.org
Claudia Carmona
Director of Children's Spiritual Formation
Claudia is originally from Caracas, Venezuela joined St. Thomas seven years ago and since, has coordinated the First Communion Program for children and their families.  As an educator for more than 30 years experience, she has worked in schools and churches ministering to young children, adolescents and families. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Religious Education & Catechesis with a focus on Curriculum Design. In addition to her degrees, she earned a Certification on Infant/Child Mental Health and Spiritual Direction. She is an advocate for children's right to grow in a loving and engaging environment where their relationship with God is nurtured and provides families the tools to navigate life with joy and hope. Claudia looks forward to this new chapter in her ministry as Director of Spiritual Formation.
You can contact claudia at Ccarmona@stepsmia.org

Erick Ceballos
Director of Physical Plant

Chris  Gibson
Facilities Supervisor 
Chris Gibson, a native of South Carolina, graduated from the College of Charleston. Moving to Seattle, he spent 18 years in the cellular industry, initially becoming experienced in both analog and digital systems. He worked for Western Wireless for 10 years as a supervisor and for T-Mobile for 8 years as a manager. In the latter position, he managed people, operations, and project analysis, developing strong financial and computer skills for the business world. As Director of Operations for St. Thomas Church and School, Chris is the manager of the Maintenance Department and the manager/facilitator of all facilities-related projects. This includes maintenance, repair, and improvement of all buildings and grounds, set-ups for all events, availability of the maintenance staff during events to ensure that things run smoothly, and involvement with finances, design, bids, and sub-contracting for projects. cgibson@stepsmia.org

Meet Our Facilities Team
Boni Pantoja studied Consumer Electronics at Lindsey Hopkins and has worked in carpentry both in his native country of Peru and in Miami.
Odalys Molina keeps a tight daily schedule of when to clean each area – classrooms, restrooms, water fountains, halls, stairs, Rantz Hall, kitchen, etc.