Clergy

The Very Rev. Bernard J Owens

The Very Reverend Bernard J. Owens

Dean

The Reverend Adrienne Koch

Priest Associate

Staff

Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson

Director of Music

Todd was appointed director of music and worship at...

Trinity Cathedral in 2011. Wilson, one of America’s leading concert organists, has been Trinity’s organist and artist-in-residence since late 2009. A native Ohioan, he was director of music and organist at The Church of the Covenant in Cleveland for nineteen years, and continues as head of the organ department at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Ginger Bitikofer

Associate for Membership & Congregational Life

Ginger joined the Trinity staff in 2005. She graduated from...

the College of William and Mary in Virginia and previously worked for The May Company in human resources and customer service. She’s been a member of the Cathedral since the mid-1980s and has sung in the choir, served on the Vestry and led various small groups.
Contact Ginger: to get connected with small groups and other ministries, learn about becoming a member, or plan a baptism, wedding or funeral.

Scott Blanchard

Communications Manager

Sam Hubish

Sam Hubish

Web Administrator

Sam has been a member of Trinity since 2000. He is...

a 1979 graduate of Cooper School of Art where he studied painting and printmaking. Upon leaving Cooper he taught Printmaking at Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp. He is a cabinet maker trained in set and exhibit design. Sam is the owner of the website development company aSimpleMachine.com.,Ltd. aSimpleMachine.com provides Trinity with web development, maintenance, audio recording, photography, and other technical needs. When not building websites Sam hones his art as a certified barbecue judge for the Kansas City Barbecue Society. He also enjoys foraging for mushrooms, looking at the stars, and Geocaching with his son.

Doreen Hughes

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Doreen Hughes joined the Trinity staff in 2013. As an...

OSBA-certified paralegal, she worked in the legal department at Management Recruiters International, Inc. for 15 years. After her position with MRI moved to Philadelphia she did not know where she would be employed next but always said, “Wherever God puts me, that’s where I will be.”

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OSBA-certified paralegal, she worked in the legal department at Management Recruiters International, Inc. for 15 years. After her position with MRI moved to Philadelphia she did not know where she would be employed next but always said, “Wherever God puts me, that’s where I will be.”

Dan Hout-Reilly

Controller

Lamont Thomas

Steward

Corinne Wallner

Corinne Wallner

Facilities & Events Manager

Eric Travis

Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry at Trinity Cathedral

Vestry

Learn more about the role of Trinity’s Vestry here.

Patty has been a member of Trinity since 2003. She served on the Vestry for six years – two as Junior Warden, and four as Senior Warden, ending in 2014.

She has also served as Chair of Music & Art at Trinity Cathedral, Chair of the Music Director Search Committee, and on the Trinity Commons Executive Committee. Most recently, Patty was a member of the Dean Search Committee. On Friday mornings, you can find her hanging out at Trinity with the Knitting Pearls. She has attended several national meetings of the Consortium for Endowed Episcopal Parishes and was a delegate to Diocesan Convention. Patty usually attends the 11:15 service, however, she always attends the 9 a.m. service when her husband, Steve, performs with Trinity’s bluegrass band. Patty and Steve have two grown children. Their daughter Lily was married at Trinity in 2014 and now lives in Washington, D.C., and their daughter Faith is a member of Trinity who also plays in the bluegrass band.

Patty lives in Ohio City and she is active in civic affairs. She chairs a local block club and is a member of the Ohio City Visioning Committee. “By serving on the vestry, I will be able to provide institutional knowledge and perspective for governance and committee work, having worked on strategic planning, goals and objectives, and program evaluations for the cathedral.”

Jeff Spiess
Junior Warden

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Paul Herrgesell
Treasurer

Paul has been a member of Trinity since 2006...

He enjoys working at the Urban Farm, and serves on the Property Committee; he has also been a Sunday School teacher. He can usually be found at the 9:00 service, but enjoys attending all of the Sunday services and Wednesday Choral Evensong.  Paul is self-employed as a cryogenic consultant and has an engineering degree from the University of Hartford and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Paul is married to Beth Cooper and together they are avid supporters of Music & Art at Trinity Cathedral. They live in Cleveland Heights and have 2 grown daughters, Katie and Janet.

Darrell Lausche
Clerk

Gary Benjamin

Gary has been a member of Trinity since 2007. He is an attorney who has worked with churches and non-profits for more than 30 years.

At Trinity, he has been part of the Greater Cleveland Congregations core team since the beginning, and he’s sung in the Cathedral Choir for 7 years. He’s also been part of the New Dean’s Welcoming Committee and the Stewardship Committee. Gary and his wife Melody Hart live in Cleveland Heights, and they attend either the 9:00 or 11:15 service. They volunteer together with Trinity’s immigration/refugee ministry. Gary’s hobbies and interests include music, politics, poetry and bicycling.

Elizabeth Billings

Beth joined Trinity with her husband, Steven, and daughter, Maeve, in September 2007...

after moving to Shaker Heights from Indianapolis. She has been a member of the Cathedral Choir, Knitting Pearls and a lector since she joined. As a choir member, she regularly attends the 11:15 service on Sunday, the weekly Choral Evensong service on Wednesdays, and monthly Solemn Sung Eucharist. In her past life, Beth was a genetic counselor, working in the area of prenatal diagnosis. In 2001, she chose to leave that field and since then has worked part-time at yarn shops, teaching knitting and selling yarn. In February 2019, Beth realized a lifelong dream and, with her friend and partner, she opened Around the Table Yarns shop in Shaker Heights. Beth is a lifelong Episcopalian and completed an adult catechism program as well as EFM, before moving to Ohio. Beth and her husband served jointly as Stewardship co-chairs in their last parish; she also taught Godly Play and was a co-leader of their congregation’s first Rite 13 program. Beth is a quietly spiritual person but as she has grown older and wiser, she has come to know that it is through all of our direct contributions and participation that the church will thrive, and be a continuing source of community, strength and leadership.

Mark Biddlestone

Martin Hermes

Diane Hexter

It has been a gift to be a member of Trinity for 23 years...

This is the first time I have served on the Vestry and I am looking forward to these next 3 years. The beautiful music at 11:15 service holds me captive every week.  I serve also as a Eucharist Minister, Lector, co-chair for the Flower Guild,  and have been a Convention Delegate several times.   In the past 10 years I have served the church on several Diocesan Committees. I was on Commission on Ministry for 4-5 years, on Diocesan Council for 4 years, on the Diocesan Nominating Committee for 2 years, and presently serving on a committee to develop Lay Discernment.  One of my most rewarding experiences is to Mentor EfM classes for the past 8 years. Professionally, I am an Interior Designer for 15 years, Realtor for 21 years and received National Recognition for 10 years.  I am married to my Husband Michael for 21 years and have shared in our Real Estate business together. I have 2 natural children and 2 step children. There 9 grandchildren in the family with one to arrive in 3 weeks.  Thank you for your trust in me.

Audrey Hudak

Linda Lee

Linda has been a member of Trinity since 2001 and has served on Cathedral Council, the Green Team,

as a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, annual organizer of Supper and Brunch Groups, as a member of Sacred Space and the Urban Farm, and as a past Sunday School Substitute. She usually attends the 9:00 service but enjoys all the services and Wednesday Choral Evensong.

Linda is a retired social worker from MetroHealth Medical Center specializing in trauma and mental health with Masters Degrees from The Ohio State University in Public Policy & Management and Social Work. She lives in Lakewood and has an adult son and married daughter in Cleveland. Linda enjoys travel, gardening, Cleveland Indians baseball and the arts, having volunteered at the Cleveland Museum of Art for many years.

Having been part of Trinity for almost 20 years and finding a rich spiritual home where all are welcome, Linda hopes to use her training and skills to benefit Trinity, its members and the community.

Cynthia Ries

The Very Rev. Bernard Owens

Dean

The Rev. Adrienne Koch

Staff Liaison