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 Anne Atwell, Rev Ty Bradley, Rev Walt Weiss, Rev Kevin Tisdol, Sara Burns, and Barbara Ramcharitar. 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 1997
Certified Reiki Master 2001
Ordained Old Catholic Priest by Rt. Rev. Grant Lynn Ford 2006
Ordained, United Divine Science Church 2011
Standing, International Council of Community Churches since 2016

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 Kevin Tisdol
Director of Lay Ministries
Manhattan College, B.S. (Organizational Management)
St. Thomas University, Seminarian
Ordained, Interfaith

 

 

Rev Ty Bradley
Minister of Social Justice
Vanguard University, B.A. (Religion)
United Theological Seminary, M.Div.
Licensed, Assemblies of God
Ordained, Metropolitan Community Churches 2016


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
Ordained, Metropolitan Community Churches 1998
Standing, International Council of Community Churches since 2016

 

 

 

Rev Anne Atwell
Minister of Connections
Florida Atlantic University, B.S. (Psychology)
St. Thomas University, M.Div.
Boston University, D.Min. candidate
Ordained, Metropolitan Community Churches
Standing, International Council of Community Churches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, MCC
Ordained, Divine Science
Standing, ICCC


Rt. Rev. Grant Lynn Ford
Senior Minister emeritus

graduate, Eugene Bible College (now known as New Hope Christian College)
Light Univeristy (now known as The Samaritan Institute), B.T.S.
Light University, D.H.L. honoris causa
Ordained, Assemblies of God
Consecrated (by Wm Nesselrode), Independent Old Catholic Bishop
Retired MCC minister
Ordained, Divine Science 2017

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

Worship Music Staff
Ms. Barbara Ramcharitar, Organist & Co-Director of Worship Arts
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

Volunteer Clergy
Deacon Michael Karban, Chancel Ministry Associate
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. (Ordained Sunshine Cathedral Deacon; Ordained Divine Science minister)

Rev. Nancy Davis, M.S.W.; M.Div. (Teaching Associate, Ordained Interfaith/A Course in Miracles)

Rev. Elder Don Eastman (Consultant, Elder in Residence)
graduate, Central Bible College

Rev. Ren Bell, M.Div. (Hospice Chaplain)

Rev. Marian Cavagnaro, M.S., M.R.S., M.Div. (Hospice Chaplain)

Rev. Lynda Pantoja, M.R.S. (ordained Divine Science)

Rev. Marshall Snyder, M.Div.

Deacon Lydya Chapman, A.A.R.S. (Women’s Ministry Associate)

Deacon Jean Johnson, A.A.R.S. (Community Chaplain)

 

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