Trinity Vestry and Cathedral Council



Photo: Patricia RobertsPatricia Roberts, Senior Warden
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Patricia Roberts is Senior Warden of the vestry, and prior to that served as Junior Warden for two years. She was elected to the vestry in 2007. Patty serves on the property, finance, audit and personnel committees. She also serves on the board of Music and Art at Trinity. Patty lives in Shaker Heights with her husband, Steve Roberts. They have two daughters.

Wendy Wilson-Walker, Junior Warden

Wendy Wilson-Walker has been active at Trinity for eight years and lives in Brecksville. Wendy served on Cathedral Council during 2011, is a member of Trinity’s Greater Cleveland Congregations leadership team, is part of Cathedral Council’s Neighborhood Ministries team, served as an usher and has participated with Knitting Pearls. She has been employed with AT&T since 1968, currently as a Network Operations Area Manager with offices in Lakewood, Ohio and Indianapolis.

David Posteraro, Chancellor
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David Posteraro is a partner in the law firm of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL. He has more than 20 years of experience in licensing, intellectual property asset management, technology transfer, joint development and other business law transactions for technology clients. He advises religious organizations on copyright, church and non-profit issues and is the Vice-President of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes. David has been a Vestry member since 2008 and served as its Junior Warden and currently as its Chancellor. He has been active in the Cathedral’s stewardship, buildings and grounds and worship ministries. He lives in Ohio City with his husband Mitchell Sotka.

Jeff Baddeley, Treasurer
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Jeff Baddeley is a partner in the Corporate Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Group at Ulmer & Berne LLP. Jeff is married to Laura Rocker, a child psychiatrist. There is no truth to the rumor that she considers her marriage to be a pro bono extension of her practice. Jeff’s stepdaughter Rosa lives and works in New York City. He has served on the Vestry since 2009 and has served on Finance, Investment and Property Committees.

Jim BurgerJim Burger

Jim and his wife Amy returned to Cleveland in June of 2011 after 45 years in the New York City area. Jim was baptized and confirmed at Christ Church in Shaker Heights, sang in the choir and worked on the calling committee of St. John’s in Williamstown, Mass., and added Vestry service along with choir and calling committees at St. Luke’s in Montclair, N.J., and St. Mary’s in Tuxedo, N.Y. During these years in the East, Jim worked in independent schools as a teacher and administrator with his last post a 17-year stint as headmaster of Tuxedo Park School. Jim and Amy are delighted to be back as they rediscover the rich and diverse culture of Cleveland and are equally delighted to have found a spiritual home at Trinity. They value its commitment to social justice, thoughtful and meaningful worship, outreach to the community, excellent music and challenging preaching.

Tim Espy

Tim Espy is a Partner in IBM’s Global Business Consulting division as the delivery executive responsible for the Oracle service line. Tim has been a member of Trinity since moving to Cleveland in 2010. Tim was very active in his previous church in Chicago (St. Paul Lutheran) serving on the personnel, stewardship and finance committees as well as Vice President of the Congregational Council. Tim, his wife Debbie and two teenage boys live in Shaker Heights.  

Bruce Freeman

Bruce Freeman is an Associate Instructor at Summit College of The University of Akron, teaching Human Relations and American Urban Society. He has previously served as Assistant Planning Director for the City of Cleveland, Public Safety Department Communications Planner for the City of Cleveland, and Planning Director for Medina County among other positions. He has been a member of Trinity for more than two years. Bruce lives in Akron with his wife Jane.

Melody HartMelody Hart

Melody Hart is Treasurer of Signet Jewelers Limited in Akron. She has more than 20 years of experience in finance, including cash management, financing, budgeting, financial risk management and systems. Her experience spans multiple industries including manufacturing, retail, wholesale, not-for- profit and consulting. Melody has served on a number of not-for-profit and church boards in the past. She is currently a board member and finance committee member of Mercado Global, a fair-trade organization focused on empowerment of women in Guatemala through education and opportunity. She has been on Trinity’s Vestry since 2010 and serves on the Audit, Investment and Finance Committees. She resides in Cleveland Heights.

Allison HausermanAllison Hauserman

Allison Hauserman has been a member of Trinity since 1989. A resident of Cleveland and a teacher in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Hauserman is committed to the revival of the city. She has represented Trinity on the boards of WECO and United WE-CAN and has community-organizing training. In addition, she was a Sunday School teacher and a catechist at the Cathedral. She has served on the Vestry for two terms in the past, during which she acted as junior warden, assistant treasurer and clerk.


Thomas Reuter

Thomas Reuter has a 20-year background in senior management and leadership roles in nonprofit organizations, which serves him well in his role as Operations and Program Officer at the Deaconess Community Foundation. A member of Trinity since moving to Cleveland in 2007, Thomas says he is interested in developing the Cathedral’s year-round stewardship effort, “one that focuses on Trinity’s many assets, and utilizes its many opportunities to engage an ever-widening circle of ‘friends.’” He and his wife, the Rev. Amy Greene, reside in Cleveland.

Photo: Amy Rider WentzAmy Ryder Wentz

Amy was educated at the University of Redlands, and spent the next 10 years as Cleveland Program Director with Ohio Citizen Action. She earned her law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Lesley Wells, on the US District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Currently Amy is an associate with the law firm of Littler Mendelson. Amy serves as chair of the Personnel Committee.

Linda AndersonClerk: Linda Anderson




Photo: The Very Rev. Tracey LindThe Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Dean, ex officio
Biographical Profile



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Cathedral Council

Photo: Charlotte NicholsCharlotte Nichols, Chair

Charlotte Nichols is happily retired. She has been a member of Trinity Cathedral since 1995. In addition to chairing Cathedral Council, she facilitates Sacred Space, a group for those who wish to explore, deepen, and share their spiritual practice. Charlotte is proud to be a part of this vibrant community of worship, learning, and civic engagement. She lives in Cleveland.

Barbara Crouse, Vice Chair
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Barbara Crouse has almost 30 years of experience in broadcasting and is currently an account manager at 90.3 WCPN/NPR and WVIZ/PBS. She has attended Trinity since 2009, participating in Cathedral life events as well as new member ministry. Barbara finds the worship services inspirational, but adds that she is also “drawn to Trinity because it walks the walk for social justice and civic involvement.” She adds that she is eager to do her part in this work. Barbara resides in Fairview Park.

Lawrence Edem

Lawrence is a recent graduate from Cleveland State University, and has attended Trinity Cathedral frequently during the past four years. He is an Electrical Engineer by profession and volunteers regularly with A Place at the Table ministry.




Marcia Egbert

Marcia Egbert is the senior program officer for health and human services at The George Gund Foundation. Prior to that she served as vice president at the Urban Policy Institute, intergovernmental relations director for Cuyahoga County and as staff to the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. Marcia has been active at Trinity for six years and has been involved with the peace and justice team. She finds Trinity to be a “unique place and space that plays an invaluable role in our community. I’ve come to believe Trinity creates a special ‘spirit’ where great things can and do happen.” Marcia lives in Cleveland with her husband and son.

Martin Hermes

A life-long member of Trinity Cathedral, Martin Hermes has served on Cathedral Council since 2009. He has been active in youth, environmental, Diocesan and children’s ministries. He lives in Cleveland Heights.

Photo: Marie KittredgeMarie Kittredge

Marie Kittredge has been a member of Trinity Cathedral for more than 20 years. Marie came to Cleveland in 1988 by way of Boston and then Cincinnati. She and her husband Clark Broida live in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood, and have raised their four children there. Over the years she has served in a variety of Trinity ministries, including lay reader; Sunday School Teacher; and Trinity Episcopal Service Corps Advisory Board.

Prior to coming to Cleveland, Marie worked at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the City of Cincinnati. Marie has worked for Slavic Village Development (SVD), a nonprofit comprehensive community development corporation, since 1989 and in 2005 took on the position of Executive Director.

Photo: Sally LambertSally Lambert

Sally Lambert has been attending Trinity since 2000 and says it was the Cathedral’s social mission and welcoming congregation that attracted her to the church. Currently, she is a member of Cathedral Council, knitting pearls and the children and youth group. Lambert and her partner, Karen Grochau, live in Cleveland Heights. They enjoy an active retirement including travel, volunteer work, Karen’s garden and Sally’s flute playing plus many miscellaneous adventures.

Linda Lee

LindaLee_MG_3830-200wLinda Lee joined Cathedral Council in 2012. A Licensed Independent Social Worker, with 20 years experience, Linda specializes in mental health and trauma with adults and children. She currently works part-time at MetroHealth Medical Center. Linda has been an active member at Trinity since 2001, working on the Urban Farm, as a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, co-organizer of Supper Groups and has helped out with a variety of other ministries, including Blessings in a Backpack and led the Community Outreach Committee (now disbanded). She lives in Lakewood and has two adult children in the Cleveland area.

Aretha McCreary

Aretha McCrearyAretha McCreary has been active at Trinity Cathedral for 48 years. She has recently retired, after working 44 years in the insurance industry. At Trinity, she has served multiple terms on Vestry, has been on a variety of committees (including Library, Personnel, Health & Wellness, Children’s Education, Nominating and Search Committees), has participated in a number of lay ministries (including lector, acolyte, lay Eucharistic minister, altar guild, usher), has taught Sunday School, and is currently on the Core Team for Greater Cleveland Congregations. Aretha frequently attends church with her two grandsons, Aundre Lindsay and Angelo McCreary.

Karla Rivers

Karla RiversKarla has had a career in information technology with PNC Bank for more than 30 years. Karla is responsible for analysis, testing coordination and quality assurance in the Call Center. Along with her information technology background, Karla has a degree from Capital University in Church Music and has a background in visual arts and creative writing. Karla has been attending Trinity since 1980 and serves as a chalice bearer, sacristan and lector. She is married to Michael Graska. They reside in Brecksville with their two cats, Shelby and Thibodaux.


Photo: Chris SoltChris Solt

 Baptized at Trinity during the Great Vigil of Easter, Chris Solt has been an active member of Trinity for more than seven years and has served on the Cathedral Council since 2011. He has a Social Science degree from Cleveland State University, and currently is the Director of Training & Development for the national office of Ten Thousand Villages, based in Lancaster County, Pa. Born and raised in Vermont, he has called Cleveland home since 1991 and currently lives in University Circle with his wife Rebekah and daughter Zoë. Chris is a lifelong musician, an avid home brewer and a huge tennis fan.

Youth Representatives:

Photo: Drew GittinsDrew Gittins

Drew Gittins is a Junior at Chardon High School. He has been a member of Trinity Cathedral since he was in 2nd grade. He is a lector for Trinity, a member of the youth group and a youth leader for the Diocese of Ohio. He enjoys sports and playing the guitar.


Photo: Matt GittinsMatt Gittins

Matt Gittins is a Sophomore at Chardon High School. He has been a member of Trinity since he was in 1st grade. He is an acolyte for Trinity, a member of the youth group and a youth leader for the Diocese of Ohio. Matt enjoys sports, theater, and playing musical instruments, especially the violin.