Cathedral Chapter

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 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.

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 Bible verse -  John 16:33,  "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."


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 bible verse: Let us altogether with Christ "act justly, love mercy, walk humbly." Micah 6:8

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.

Favorite Bible Verse - 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

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.

My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13:  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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

Beau Daane

Beau Daane is a Duke educated corporate sustainability and real estate professional with over 16 years experience in leadership roles across multiple sectors including publicly traded companies in the travel and mining industries. He also has experience in the consulting, education, foundation and government fields. At 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 sustainability topics. He is currently the director of sustainability at Harvard Maintenance, one of the largest providers of building managed services in the US with over 10,000 employees in 48 states. From 2006-2019, he 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 (AI) in 2013. Beau served on the board of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, as well as the Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, OH, and enjoys working out, tutoring, 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. We’ve been through so many Interim priests, now we need one shepherd to guide us.

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

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.

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.