Cathedral Chapter

Members of the Cathedral Chapter (Vestry) serve as the governing body of the congregation with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property, mission and vision, organization and planning, resources and finances. Read a more detailed description HERE.


The Very Reverend Jason Roberson

The Very Reverend Jason Roberson was installed as the Cathedral Provost on April 2, 2023. He served most recently on the Bishop’s staff as Canon Missioner for Congregational Vitality and Transitions from 2021-2023.

Father Jason has served in both South Carolina (Holy Cross Faith Memorial in Pawleys Island) and Virginia, he is fluent in Spanish, and he brings with him a wealth of experience in a variety of multicultural and multilingual contexts. He served for over four years at Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA, a bilingual and multicultural congregation that is an integral part of the historic Latino community in Northern Virginia. Before attending seminary, Father Jason taught Spanish Language and Linguistics for more than 14 years at the University of Georgia, Penn State University, and the College of Charleston. He has worked extensively in the field of medical and court interpretation, and he served as coordinator of interpreter services at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Father Jason holds Master of Arts degrees from New York University and Penn State University, and he holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary.

Senior Warden

Ed Hibshman

Ed Hibshman is a Miami native, a Ransom Everglades and Harvard graduate. Ed started his business career as a strategic planner at a Fortune 100 company. His recent philanthropic and charitable activities:

  • Member - Chapter Trinity Cathedral Miami
  • Member - Property + Loan Committee DIOSEF
  • Member - Dean’s Advisory Counsel FIU Herb Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Chairman of Board - Biomedical Science Foundation Inc
  • Member - Real Estate Advisory Board Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida Affordable Housing advocate and developer non profit

Ed has been married for 30 years to Phebe. Ed and Phebe have two adult daughters, Grace and Sarah.

Favorite scripture passage: "Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." (Ephesians 4:31-32)

Junior Warden

Tom Cunningham

Tom's career spans Social Services, Information Technology, Business Process Re-engineering, and now Data Warehousing/Data Analytics working for a large workforce management and human resource management company,  Tom also sidelines as a bartender for charters on a couple of yachts in the marina down a short distance from Trinity. 

Born and raised Irish Catholic on the south side of Chicago (eight years of Jesuit education), Tom relocated to Miami in April, 2000 and was received into the Episcopal Church right here in Trinity Cathedral in June, 2009.  In his time since being received, Tom has served at Trinity Cathedral as a Sunday school teacher, acolyte, and in the Flower Ministry and Garden Ministry, and previously as Jr Warden.  Tom is a neighbor of Trinity and lives with his two dogs, who try to keep him honest!

Religion, faith and spirituality are very important in life.  Trinity Cathedral offers a peaceful, beautiful, and inspiring environment to experience all three!

A favorite scripture passage:  "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulations.  But take heart; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)


Neal Knight

I first visited Trinity Cathedral in the 1950's as part of a church tour by my teenage confirmation class at St. Stephens in Coconut Grove. It made a huge impression on a twelve year old who had never seem such a magnificent church.

Fast forwarding past my undergraduate days at Duke University as a history major, a time in the Chief Counsel’s Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington and a long career in South Florida as an estate planner, I am now semi-retired and working from home.

Church in general and now Trinity in particular are important to me. At Trinity, I see people with joy in their lives, love in their hearts and peace in their minds no matter what the circumstances of the moment.

A favorite bible passage for me is taken from the Gospel according to St. John, Chapter 14 in which Jesus says in part, "Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."

Chapter Member

Jackie Clarke

I am a cradle Anglican born & brought up in Kingston Jamaica, West Indies, where I was fully involved in the Anglican Church. I am a Registered Nurse, trained in General Nursing and Nursing Education in Jamaica. I was also trained in Midwifery & Psychiatric Nursing in Scotland, where I worked and taught at University Hospital West Indies School of Nursing. I migrated to Texas, and in 1989, came to Miami and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.  I then worked at Mercy Hospital and the University of Miami Hospital.

The liturgy, sermons and music are a great source of strength and hope to me in my personal journey with Christ. The diversity of the congregation is inspiring and enriches our outreach to others. Presently I sing in the Cathedral choir and the Anglican Chorale of Southeast Florida.  I am also a Reader at the 10am Eucharist and a member of the Chapter. I look forward to participating in the building of the future of Trinity.

Favorite scripture passage: "Let us altogether with Christ "act justly, love mercy, walk humbly." (Micah 6:8)

Chapter Member

Faith Kenyon

My name is Faith Kenyon. I am 26 years old and originally from New Hampshire. I moved to Miami in 2015 after graduating from high school to serve as an Americorps Member with City Year Miami, an educational nonprofit that serves under-resourced schools in Miami Dade County. I served at Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School in Allapattah for the 2015-16 school year. After my year of service, I attended the University of South Florida beginning in January 2017 and graduated in August 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy. Following graduation, I returned to Miami and began working for Miami Dade County's Division of Environmental Resources Management in November of 2019. Currently, I am a Biologist II working with the Wetlands Resources Section. I assist county residents & developers with obtaining permits for work in wetlands while avoiding and/or minimizing the impacts to this crucial ecosystem as well as monitor wetland preserve areas throughout the county. I have been a member of Trinity Cathedral since moving to Edgewater in 2020. I have participated in the Anglican Chorale of Southeast Florida, and I currently serve on the Flower Guild and Reader Ministry of the Cathedral. I am honored to be considered as a new member of the Cathedral Chapter.

Favorite scripture passage: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)

Chapter Member

Diana Ohman

I am Diana Ohman, a retired educator from Wyoming. I've lived in Miami Beach for six years and have attended Trinity Cathedral since my arrival. After 20 years as an elementary school teacher and principal, I was elected to one four-year term as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and then to one four-year term as the Secretary of State of Wyoming. After that, I spent 10 years directing the Department of Defense schools in 10 countries on the US military bases in Europe and two years directing the Department of Defense schools on all of the US military bases in the Pacific. My last position was six years with the Department of Veterans Affairs directing 47 National Cemetery sites in 12 states in the Midwest. I moved to Florida from Indianapolis, IN in 2018. 

Favorite scripture passage: “Glory to God whose power working in me can do infinitely more than I can ask or imagine.” (Ephesians 3:20)

Chapter Member

Steve Kretsch

Steve has been attending Trinity with his wife Elizabeth since they moved to Miami more than four years. He is active in the Readers and Ushers Guilds. He is also active in the Wellness Ministry and is excited to be a part of the transformation of Trinity. He spent most of his career focused on innovation and strategy in the travel, transportation, and logistics industries and had the privilege of living and working in many countries around the world. Steve and Elizabeth have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Favorite scripture passage: “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (1 John 3:18)

Chapter Member

Rolando Alegret Rojo

I was born in Cuba and have always been a member of the Episcopal church: I am a "cradle Episcopalian". From a very early age, I was moved by the liturgy of the church. I have been a youth leader, a lay lector, currently serve as an acolyte, in the choir, and as a catechist. I have also served as a delegate to the diocesan convention.

I graduated in nursing in Cuba and came back here to study, I am currently working as a nurse at the University of Miami Hospital in the outpatient oncology ward.

It is such a special honor to be part of the Chapter. My past experience with Vestry was an opportunity to serve the parish and for personal growth. The Cathedral is our beautiful spiritual home, and I am very excited about what we have accomplished and what the future holds. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you all and support the mission of the Cathedral in the coming years.

Favorite scripture passage:  "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)

Chapter Member

Beau Daane

Beau Daane is a Duke educated corporate sustainability/responsibility and real estate professional with over 20 years experience in leadership roles across multiple sectors including publicly traded companies in the quick service restaurant, travel, real estate and mining industries.  Beau also has experience in the consulting, education, foundation, and government fields.  At Krispy Kreme (Nasdaq: DNUT), Norwegian Cruise Line (NYSE: NCLH), Covia, and Harvard Maintenance, he worked/works with executive management and at the board level to identify, manage and report on the highest impact responsibility topics. Beau is currently the senior director of sustainability at Krispy Kreme, a multinational doughnut and coffeehouse chain with ~23,500 employees in 38 countries. From 2006-2019, Beau also ran a private real estate development company focused on rehab projects in Cleveland's renaissance neighborhoods. Beau completed his MBA at Case Western Reserve University in 2012 and his certification in Appreciative Inquiry in 2013. Beau served on the board of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy in Ohio, currently serves on the Chapter of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Miami, FL, and enjoys working out and gardening. 

In his words: I’ve been a member of the Cathedral since Dec 2019 and I’ve been involved as a lector on Sunday mornings. The Cathedral matters to me because I view it as a gateway, a path to God. As C.S. Lewis said, it’s nice to want to go to America, but it would be very difficult to do so without a map. The Church is a key map to God. 

In the next three years, I would like to see stability and growth. There are lots of opportunity to serve and grow the congregation. The one area in which I plan to be involved in is the welcoming and connecting of visitors.

Diocesan Representative

Debbie Stevens

Deborah (Debbie) Stevens grew up in the Anglican Church and is an active member of Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church in Pembroke Pines, Florida. She has 40-plus years of experience in banking, information technology, and local government, and holds a Master of Arts Degree from Barry University.  She recently retired from the City of Miramar where she held the position of Assistant Director of Community Development and managed the Housing Division. Debbie is a widow with one son and a granddaughter.

Favorite scripture passage: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Diocesan Representative

Yuly van Brakel

Founder of YULY360, a clothing line made for real women, building strength every day as we navigate life’s challenges. Prior to launching Yuly360 Clothing brand, Yuly founded her digital marketing agency, Encoders, with which she helped build and consolidate brands of small businesses in different industries in the United States. Yuly graduated in Venezuela from Catholic University Andres Bello, and received her MBA from IESA, Top 10 ranked business school in Latin America. Her passion for helping others led her to serve as Junior Warden of the Church she attends, President of the Mom's Club at her children's school, as well as an active member of various boards of the institution, and volunteer of the No More Tears organization for the fight against domestic violence and human trafficking. When she is not working on her business, or spending time with her husband and 2 kids, she uses her social media channels as a tool to inspire women to show themselves in a genuine way, to lead a healthy and active life. 

Diocesan Representative

The Reverend Canon Debra Maconaughey

I am the Rector of St. Columba Church since 2007, a member of the Diocesan Congregational Vitality Team, served on the Executive and Parish Finance and Assessment Committees, a current Deputy to the General Convention, honorary Canon to Trinity Cathedral, past board president of Episcopal Charities, currently the Chairperson of KAIR (Middle Keys Foodbank) and Independence Cay Transitional Housing, Middle Keys.

I have lived in and loved the Florida Keys for nearly twenty years. During my tenure at St. Columba our congregation has worked hard to develop a dynamic relationship and be a help to the community of Marathon and we have created The Hammock House, a Free Afterschool Program and Camp Program serving the children of the Middle Keys, purchased and rehabilitated an 18 unit workforce housing apartment complex, which opened in July of 2020, we have created The Florida Keys Celtic Festival, the third largest festival event in the Florida Keys, and opened two thrift shops serving the Florida Keys. I am a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, New York University and Temple University.