The Chapter

Senior Warder

Adrian Alberto Madriz

Senior Warden of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Adrian is the youngest and first Nicaraguan/Venezuelan Senior Warden, and the first Warden to come from the Spanish language service in Trinity’s 126 year history. He is the Executive Director of Struggle for Miami’s Affordable and Sustainable Housing (SMASH). Adrian is a community organizer who has been working in the neighborhoods of Miami most affected by slumlords and gentrification. In 2015, he was inspired by community leader Trenise Bryant and he and his neighbors started the organization SMASH in order to generate solutions to slum and blight without gentrifying the neighborhood. SMASH is a Community Land Trust and is developing its first affordable housing project in Liberty City. He has a BA in Political Science and Screen Arts from the University of Michigan. Adrian believes that the church has a role to play as the temple of the community’s values, and he believes that Trinity can once again be the center of Miami life, the way it was when Miami founder Julia Tuttle attended the church in the 1800s. He lives in Overtown with his husband, Armando Carranza.

 

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 13:8 - Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.  The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,”[a] and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.




Junior Warden

Michael Graham

Junior Warden of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. My grandfather sold lumber to farmers in Nebraska.  My father sold movies to people seeking entertainment.  I live somewhere in between.

 

My current Bible experience is reading the Old Testament backwards.  My favorite little passage today is Daniel 2, verses 1 to 23. Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream




Chapter Treasurer

Thomas M. Berger

Tom is the Vice President, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. He has a distinguished career as a consultant and senior not-for-profit executive with expertise in strategic planning and general/financial management. He has been a member of Trinity Cathedral since 2013 serving first as Assistant Treasurer then Treasurer during this time. He is also a lector (8:00 AM service). Tom and his wife Ann celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary last December.

 

Favorite Bible verse: Ecclesiastes 3: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.




Chapter Secrretary

Thomas Gay

I was in Ann Arbor, Michigan the same week that the Beatles released their first album, Please Please Me, in mono.  As the youngest of five, growing up in suburban Detroit, I played team sports and did well in school.  I received my Master of Architecture degree also from Columbia in 1988, I met my wife, Marjorie, in 1993 and our son, Joseph, who many of you know through his service as an acolyte, was born in 2003.  We moved to Miami arriving on New Year’s Eve of 2003.  I found work with SB Architects in Coral Gables.  Shortly after arriving, Marjorie discovered Trinity Cathedral.  We were quickly drawn in by the beautiful building, the magnificent music and, most importantly, the wonderful members.  Serving here as an usher for several years has allowed me to meet and get to know many of you, and those relationships have kept me coming back every Sunday.  I come not for solace and pardon only, but for strength and renewal.  Now, it is my pleasure to serve as Secretary of the Chapter. Without doubt, we face more challenging and uncertain times ahead, but, working together as a community, and living our lives in Christ, we will all survive and thrive for better times to come.

 

Favorite (i.e., Most Challenging) Bible Verse: Matthew 7:13-14 13Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.




Rector, All Souls Episcopal Church

Father Timothy P Carr

The Reverend Timothy P. Carr had been the Priest at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Miami Beach since 2019. Prior to arriving in Miami Beach, he served at St. John’s Church in Boonton, NJ All Saints Church in Hoboken and St. Edward the Martyr, an English and Spanish-speaking congregation in Harlem, NYC. Fr. Tim is motivated to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves” and believes the Church is the sacred center of spiritual strength and inspiration to fulfill that promise.

 

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28 - But we know that God helps those who love God in everything for good, those whom he preordained to be called.




Diocesan Representative

Pat Jordan

Pat serves as the Diocesan representative on the Trinity Chapter. Her home Church is St. Gregory’s in Boca Raton. When she is not serving the church, she works as a real estate agent for Berkshire Hathaway. 

 

Her favorite Bible verse is somewhere between Genesis 1:1 and Revelation 22:21.




Chapter Member

Irene E. Canizares

I currently live in Miami, I did all my studies in Venezuela, graduating with a degree in Computer Science, later I did a specialization in Information Systems and Management, and finally I also did a Master's Degree in Business Management. Work for more than 20 years is a Telecommunications company always oriented to areas of Technology. Here I have worked in Confectionery (supermarkets, restaurants and hotels), preparing and decorating different types of desserts, and also interacting with the public. I currently work as a Special Projects Coordinator for a contractor, eventually decorating desserts when time permits.

 

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 91-He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, he will dwell under the shadow of the Almighty.




Chapter Member

Jose Carlos Goncalves

I was born in Curitiba Brazil, on May 29, 1957; I am 64 years old. I grew up in Brazil in a Catholic home of 5 brothers; me being the youngest. 30 years ago I moved to Miami. I dedicate myself to trade/export from USA to Brazil. I am married and have a 41-year-old son. 6 years ago I began attending Trinity Cathedral

 

My favorite parable is the Parable of the Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-32.




Chapter Member

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 Bible verse: Ephesians 4:31-32 - 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.




Chapter Member

Mariana Jimenez Ruz

I am Venezuelan from the city of Maracaibo and I have been living here in the USA for 7 years. I have a 14-year-old daughter named María Victoria; I am a cooperative and responsible person. I like music and enjoy sharing time with family.

 

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 23 “The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want”




Chapter Member

Olufemi Lalude

I am an engineer.  Did my undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) and University of California (Los Angeles). I worked in various capacities at UCLA, Bechtel Corporation in California, Shell Oil Companies in Nigeria, The Netherlands and The United States as well as an independent Consultant after retirement from Shell.

 

Favorite Bible verse:  Mark 12:31 - and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."




Chapter Member

Tony Major

I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Senior Fitness Instructor, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Body Building Instructor & Wellness Coach. My specialties are Muscle Building, Weight Loss, Strength & Endurance, Athletic Performance, Nutrition, and Senior Fitness. In addition to one-on-one personalized coaching, I also work closely with senior healthcare facilities, physicians and mental health professionals to create customized programs that enhance & enrich their patients lives. My book, Sit To Get Fit, is a complete program designed specifically for seniors to do easy, effective exercises all from a chair and in the comfort of their own home. I am a big fan of nature and love the outdoors. I practice Reiki, meditation, and follow a vegetarian and holistic lifestyle filled with peace & love.

 

My favorite verse is John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.




Chapter Member

Norma Rodriguez

My name is Norma, I am from Argentina and I immigrated to this country several years ago. In Miami, I worked after obtaining my license as a registered nurse (RN), I did a wonderful job helping those who needed it. I have been attending this beloved cathedral for three years but I feel so comfortable here because the equality, charity and empathy make me believe that I have always been there.

 

My favorite biblical passage is the story of Job. I was very moved, since it reflects how Jesus takes away from us to teach us and then gives us everything and more. Let's get closer to him every day.




Chapter Member

Mark Steinbauer

I live on Miami Beach. Moved from North Florida in 2014. I've been a member of Trinity since 2015; was drawn to the parish for its music and liturgical ministries as well as for its location in the center of Miami. I'm now retired after a career in healthcare administration of mental health programs. I see many possibilities as Trinity looks to grow in new directions while adhering to all that has made the parish special. 

 

Zephaniah 3:15: The LORD has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more.




Chapter Member

Robert T. Watson

Born in Texas and raised in Southern California, Robert has lived in Miami for 18 years. He is a state court judge and before that practiced law for 15 years. He has lived in Costa Rica & Chile and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Robert enjoys the fellowship, music, and inspirational message and mission of Trinity Cathedral. 

 

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 15:16 - “Better is little with fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.”




Chapter Member

Israel Mendez