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 Anne Atwell, Rev Ty Bradley, Rev Walt Weiss, and Rev Kevin Tisdol. Below is the entire staff:
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“)
Virtual Church Chaplain
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)”
Director of Lay Ministries
St. Thomas University, Seminarian
United Theological Seminary, M.Div.
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“)
Minister of Connections
St. Thomas University, M.Div.
Rutgers University, B.S.
Florida Center for Theological Studies, M.Div.
Roberts Wesleyan College, B.S. (Music Education)
Mannes School of Music, B.S. (piano & organ performance); Hunter College, M.A. (ethnomusicology)
Mr. Edwin Neimann, Pianist
University of Florida, M.M.
Ms. Isidora Jovanovic, Visiting Keyboardist
Northwestern University, M.M.; Florida Atlantic University, M.A.; Arizona State University, D.M.A. candidate
Ms. Teresa Flores, Percussionist
University of Southern California, B.M.; Florida International University, M.M.
Ms. Sara Burns, Vocal Soloist & Co-Director of Worship Arts
Rhode Island College, B.A. (musical theatre)
Ms. Tara Sperry, Vocal Soloist
University of Utah, B.M.; University of North Carolina-Greenboro, M.M.
Mr. Paul Phillips, Bass Guitar
Florida Atlantic University, B.A.; Samaritan Institute, M.T.S.
Deacon Ed Huckemeyer, M.S., M.A., M.R.S., D.D. (Minister of Pastoral Care)
Rev. Margarita Rodriguez, Minister of Spiritual Companionship (Spiritual Director)
King’s College, B.A.; Florida Center for Theological Studies, graduate studies; St. Thomas University, Spiritual Companion Certificate; The Samaritan Institute, M.R.S.
Rev. Nancy Davis, M.A. (Teaching Associate)
Rev. Elder Don Eastman (Consultant)
Deacon Lydya Chapman, A.A.R.S. (Women’s Ministry Associate)
Deacon Jean Johnson, A.A.R.S. (Community Chaplain)
Deacon CJ Ashton