Clergy and Staff

Cathedral Vicar

The Rev. Mercedes Busto

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Mother Busto was born in Havana, Cuba, and was ordained to the priesthood at Trinity Cathedral in May 2014. She joined Trinity Cathedral as Associate Priest in August 2016, and was named Cathedral Vicar in February 2018. Previously, she served as Assistant Rector at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Coral Gables. Before entering into ordained ministry, she worked as a lawyer for over 30 years, including serving as Chancellor for the Diocese of Southeast Florida for nine years, and served as procedural Officer for Title IV in this Diocese. Mother Busto earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1978 from Florida International University, a Juris Doctor in 1981 from Columbia Law School, and a Master of Divinity in 2013 from General Theological Seminary. She is married to William Jennings and has three children and eight grandchildren.


The Rev. Doris Ingraham

Deacon Doris Ingraham presently serves as our Cathedral Deacon. Prior to her arrival at Trinity she has served in the Diocese for fifteen years and has previously ministered at St. Kevin's Church in Opa-Locka as well as Historic St. Agnes Church in Miami's historic Overtown neighborhood. Deacon Ingraham supports Trinity Cathedral's Lay Eucharistic Visitors as well as other pastoral functions. In addition to her duties as a deacon, she also serves on the Diocesan board of ECW (Episcopal Church Women). Doris and her husband Tellis live in Miami Gardens. She is the proud mother of five children, nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grand children. 

In Residence

The Rev. Richard Benedict

In Residence

The Rev. Douglass Ray

Fr. Doug is currently a Senior Principal with Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, philanthropic consultants based in Chicago. He specializes in fundraising and strategic planning for nonprofits and religious organizations. He and his wife, Melissa, live in Miami Beach. Fr. Doug has had a varied career that has taken him to more than 80 countries around the world, and this continues in his current position, which takes him and Melissa away from Florida much of the time.

Interim Organist

Dr. Dan Hardin

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Hardin holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music, where he served as a teaching assistant and as assistant organist to his professor, David Craighead at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Additionally, he holds masters degrees in organ and library science from Northwestern University and Clark Atlanta University, respectively. With Dr. N. Lee Orr, Dr. Hardin co-authored Music in Nineteenth-Century America: A Guide to the Sources published by Scarecrow Press, in 1999. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Miami chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is a past Dean of the Ft. Lauderdale chapter. Dr. Hardin recently retired from Florida International University, where he came in 2000 as its first Music Librarian. He retired in 2015 from St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, where he was for 14 years the Organist and Choir Director.

Administrative Coordinator

Erick Arellano

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Erick has been with Trinity since January of 2012, and serves as the Cathedral’s Administrative Coordinator. He has a background in both Religious Studies and Philosophy from Florida International University. A long time Miami resident, prior to joining the Cathedral, Erick was involved with the local Episcopal Church as well as with the campus ministry program at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens. Erick has a passion for animals and every year helps to coordinate the ever-popular “Blessing of the Pets” event at Trinity. He is also in formation with an ecumenical religious community. Erick brings to the Cathedral a strong sense of organization and attention to detail, coupled with a deep knowledge and love of the church.


Robert Burns

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Bob and his family have been long standing members of Trinity Cathedral.  He brings an abundance of experience to the role from his past jobs at Shell Lumber, My Mailbox Inc., his real estate rehabbing work, and the odd and end jobs he has done with landscaping, restaurant work and handyman work.  He is also very skilled on the computer, has a teacher certification and speaks Spanish.

  September 2020  
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