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 Rev 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 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, BS (Organization Management)
St. Thomas University, Seminarian
Ordained: Interfaith



Rev Ty Bradley
Minister of Social Justice
Vanguard University, BA (Religion)
United Theological Seminary, M.Div.
Ordained: Metropolitan Community Churches

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













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

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

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