Cathedral Directory

Meet the Staff of the Sunshine Cathedral

Collectively, the Executive Staff leads the congregation. Each member of the Executive Staff is a professionally trained and well-accomplished individual who is committed to the health and vitality of the Sunshine Cathedral. The Executive Staff consists of Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins, Rev. Dr. Robert Griffin, Rev. Kevin Tisdol, Rev. Anne Atwell, Rev Walt Weiss and Clergy Intern, Ty Bradley. Below is the entire staff:

Pastoral Staff
Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins, Senior Minister
Henderson State University, B.A. (Sociology & Theatre Arts)
Goddard College, M.A. (Theatre Studies)
Union Theological Seminary, M.Div. (Theology & the Arts)
Episcopal Divinity School, D.Min. (Congregational Studies, Doctoral Thesis: “Popular Entertainment as Queer Canon“)
Ordained: Metropolitan Community Churches & United Divine Science; Reiki Master

Rev. Dr. Robert Griffin, Executive Minister
Episcopal Divinity School, M.Div. (Anglican, Global, Ecumenical studies)
Florida Center for Theological Studies, D.Min. (Multicultural Ministry, Doctoral Thesis: “Anti-Racism Work In A Queer Context: A Curriculum for Healthy Discussion on Racism in Local Communities of the Metropolitan Community Churches“)
Licensed: Baptist minister
Ordained: Metropolitan Community Churches

Rev. Dr. BK Hipsher, Virtual Church Chaplain
California Coast University, B.S. (Psychology)
Episcopal Divinity School, M.A.T.S. (Theology)
Episcopal Divinity School, D.Min. (Doctoral Thesis: “Through the Looking Glass: Identity, Community, and Sacrament in Virtual Reality)”
Ordained: Metropolitan Community Churches

Rev Anne Atwell, Minister of Connections
Florida Atlantic University, B.S. (Psychology)
St. Thomas University, M.Div.

Rev. Kevin Tisdol, Director of Lay Ministries
Manhattan College BS (Organization Management)
Episcopal Divinity School, Seminarian
Ordained: Interfaith

Mr. Kurt Litzenberger, Facilities Manager
Roberts Wesleyan College, B.S. (Music Education)

Rev. Rev. Walt Weiss, Minister of Administration

University of Hawaii, B.B.A.
Rutgers University, B.S.
Florida Center for Theological Studies, M.Div.
Ordained: Metropolitan Community Churches

Worship Music Staff

Ms. Barbara Ramcharitar, Organist
Mannes School of Music, B.S. (piano & organ performance); Hunter College, M.A. (ethnomusicology)

Mr Edwin Neimann, Pianist
University of Florida, M.M.

Ms. Teresa Flores, Percussionist
University of Southern California, B.M.; Florida International University, M.M.

Ms. Sara Burns, Vocal Soloist
Rhode Island College, B.A. (musical theatre)

Ms. Tara Sperry

Mr. Paul Phillips, Bass Guitar

Additional Staff
Ron Lawler, Videographer

Volunteer Staff

Deacon Michael Karban, Chancel Ministry Associate
Florida Atlantic University, B.A.; Samaritan Institute, M.R.S.

Deacon Margarita Rodriguez, Minister of Spiritual Companionship (Spiritual Director)
BA, King’s College; graduate studies, Florida Center for Theological Studies; Spiritual Companion Certificate, St. Thomas University

Deacon Michael Karban, BA, MTS (Chancel Associate)
Deacon Lydya Chapman, AARS (Asst Chancel Asso)
Deacon Ed Huckemeyer, MS, MA, MRS (Ministry to Seniors)
Deacon Jean Johnson, AARS (Ministry to Seniors)
Deacon CJ Ashton (Sacristan)
Deacon Margarita Rodriguez (Spiritual Director)


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