David Cratty, Chair

David and his wife, Gayle, have been attending Trinity since 1999. He has served terms on Cathedral Council and the Vestry as both Junior Warden and Senior Warden. In addition, David is Trinity’s representative to the Marion-Sterling School Community Partnership, where he chaired the Strategic Planning Committee. For 37 years, he was a member of the faculty at Cuyahoga Community College, retiring as Professor Emeritus of English.

Contact information: dcratty1@sbcglobal.net

Yvonne Conner

I started attending Trinity about 3.5 – 4 years ago after serving as pastor of a United Methodist Church in Slavic Village where I currently live. My ministry involvement at Trinity has included supporting the Sunday morning hospitality team, youth Sunday school teacher, Food for Families food distribution, Marion Sterling tutor and the Trinity Greater Cleveland Congregations core team. Greater Cleveland Congregations and the Trinity core team is where I served and assumed leadership responsibilities over the past three (3) years. I have attended the 9AM worship service 99% of the time. However, I have become more intentional about having a presence at 11 AM worship too when I am available.

We have adult children and now grandchildren. My husband and I are the only ones in my family who live in the Cleveland area. We moved to Cleveland from Kalamazoo, MI when I assumed the pastorate at a local United Methodist Church in the Slavic Village neighborhood. Though that church has discontinued, we decided to remain in the Cleveland area rather than be appointed to another location in Ohio.

In my role as ordained United Methodist clergy, my core professional interest remains anchored in seeking God’s presence as realized at the crossroads of spiritual and social responsibilities with a commitment to equity in education. I am an adjunct professor at a Methodist seminary. My volunteer work continues as a tutor at a K-8 CMSD school, Cleveland Community Police Commission, Greater Cleveland Congregations Strategy Team and Education in Motion. Please feel free to contact me by email at dryconner@att.net. I look forward to talking with you and praying with you as our committee prayerfully does its work.

Contact information: dryconner@att.net  216-509-1983

Beau Daane

Bratenahl resident Beau Daane has been actively involved at Trinity since 2006. He Serves on the Vestry, the Dean’s Search Committee, Trinity’s Green Team, and attends the 11:15 Choral Eucharist. Beau enjoys gardening, CrossFit, mentoring students, is active in LGBT causes. He also served for ten years on the Western Reserve Land Conservancy board.  Daane is the Director of Sustainable Development at Fairmount Santrol where he helps embed sustainability using Appreciative Inquiry, advancing the work of 13 corporate sustainable development teams and five regional sustainability coordinators. He graduated cum laude from Duke University in 2002 with a dual degree in French and International Relations. In 2004, Daane earned his master’s in history from Cleveland State University, and then became a Coro Fellow at the Cleveland Foundation.

Contact information: beau.daane@gmail.com  216-509-1983

Pam Darling

Pam retired in 2005 after fifteen years working as professional writer and consultant to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church — including nine years as Assistant to the President of the House of Deputies.  Prior to this, she served as a “preservation librarian,” developing and teaching programs for the care and conservation of library materials for Columbia University and the Association of Research Libraries.  Between her library and church work, she studied at the General Theological Seminary in New York — earning a master’s and doctoral degree in church history.  Her specialty was the changing role of women in the Episcopal Church, with a focus on the conflicts surrounding the ordination of women. Pam lived for many years in New York City, and then in Philadelphia.  Moving to Ohio in 2006 when her partner retired as rector of a parish in Northeast Philadelphia. Pam now spends several mornings per week volunteering to hold babies in the Newborn ICU at Fairview Hospital.

Pam is serving as a diocesan member-at-large on the search committee. She attends Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood.

Contact information: pwdarling@sbcglobal.net  440-779-4573

The Rev. June Hardy Dorsey

Initially ordained in the Southern Baptist Church in 1995, my husband, David and I made our way to the Episcopal Church through an active neighborhood parish near our home in Richmond, Virginia.  We were both confirmed as Episcopalians in 2000 and I was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 2011. From August 1995 – October 2013, I served in four different positions at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, the most recent as Assistant Rector from 2011- 2013.   We moved to Ohio in 2013 after living in Richmond, Virginia for 25 years.  Discernment about ministry and quality of life in the second half of our lives brought us to Ohio.; David as Multi-faith Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at Oberlin College and me, as Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Elyria, Ohio.  We have one son, Brannon Jacob Hardy Dorsey, who graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 and works as a creative technologist with a digital marketing firm in Chicago.  We recently purchased a 100+-year-old home on a large property in Oberlin and are enjoying the experience of rural life in a small college town.  We share our home with one 12-year-old German Shepherd, Elsa, who is also adjusting to rural life and ensures that no deer, groundhogs, squirrels or chipmunks have access to the property on her watch.  I spent the first 18 years of my life in Japan and continue to speak Japanese, prepare and enjoy Japanese food and make friends with Japanese students, faculty, and visitors.  I look forward to being a part of the Trinity Cathedral Dean Search Committee and seeing where the Holy Spirit leads.   

June is serving as a diocesan member-at-large on the search committee. She is the Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Elyria, Ohio.

Contact information: revjunehd@gmail.com  440-322-2126

David C. Fulton, Jr.

Dave Fulton is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hartland, an independent institutional and wealth advisory firm. His responsibilities include setting and implementing strategic direction for the firm, overseeing day-to-day institutional and private client service, and marketing the firm’s services. Dave holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a graduate of Amherst College and The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Dave is a trustee and former Chairman of the Board of University School and serves as a trustee of The Lake View Cemetery Association, and The Shaker Lakes Nature Center Foundation. He is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland 2014. Dave collects books, with particular emphasis on the history of the Western Reserve, and Colonial America. He is an avid, but mediocre skier, golfer, squash, and tennis player. His wife Claudia and he live in Cleveland Heights and enjoy travel, especially to their home in Dorset, Vermont.

Dave is serving as a diocesan member-at-large on the Search Committee. He is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights.

Kristina Kovach

Kristina has been a member of Trinity for more than 10 years and considers Trinity Cathedral her spiritual home.  Kristina is the proud mother of Sophia and Abigail Kovach, and is happily joined with her partner of 12 years, Tiffany.  Kristina is a board-certified podiatrist and since 2015, has been the Chief of Podiatry at Lutheran Hospital.  She has been a practicing foot and ankle surgeon on Cleveland’s west side for 20 years.  In her spare time, Kristina enjoys physical fitness, sports and any event involving delicious food.

Contact information: kkovach@juno.com

 

Brant Lee

Brant has been an active member of Trinity for sixteen years, joining in 2001. He travels from his home in Akron to attend the 9:00 a.m. Mostly Jazz Mass with his partner Marie B Curry. They have two children, Shea and Taran Lee. Brant currently serves as the host of the Dean’s Forum. He is a former vestry member, serving as clerk, and a former chair of the Stewardship Committee. He is a law professor at the University of Akron School of Law, where he serves as Director of Diversity and Social Justice Initiatives. His scholarly focus is on race and complex systems. He served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and in the White House as acting Deputy Staff Secretary and Special Assistant to the President.

Contact information: lawprofsr@gmail.com  

Aretha McCreary

Aretha 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.

Contact information: arethacreary@att.net

Eric Nilson

Eric joined Trinity Cathedral in 2002, and serves as the Chair of the Investment Committee.  He attends the 9:00 service, and lives in Shaker Heights with his partners Jeff and Varun.  He works at Wells Fargo Advisors as a Managing Director – Investment Officer in the Private Client Group, where he’s been since 1983.

Contact information: eric.nilson@wfadvisors.com

Patty Roberts

I’ve been coming to Trinity since 2003. I served on the vestry for six years– two as junior warden, and four as senior warden. I have also served as the Chair of Music and Art at Trinity, Chair of the Music Director Search Committee, and on the Trinity Commons Executive Committee. I’ve attended several national meetings of the Consortium for Endowed Episcopal Parishes and was a delegate to Diocesan convention. I’m a Eucharist minister one Sunday a month. I usually attend the 11:15 service, however, I always attend the 9 a.m. when my husband, Steve Roberts, performs with Trinity’s bluegrass band. I have two grown children.  My daughter Lily was married at Trinity in 2014. My daughter Faith is a graduate student who also plays in the bluegrass band!

Contact information: pattyroberts@yahoo.com  216-752-3480

Ute Vilfroy

Ute Lindenmaier Vilfroy has been a member of Trinity Cathedral since the 1970’s when she was a student at CSU. At that time, Ute joined the Trinity Choir where she sang for many years. At Todd Wilson’s gracious invitation, she still enjoys helping to swell the Alto/Mezzo ranks for large performances with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra. Ute and her late husband Tom were very proud to have their son, Nicholas, baptized and confirmed at the Cathedral. Nick attended Sunday School, actively participated in Youth Group (including 3 Summer mission trips), as well as other youth events at Trinity Cathedral. Now 24 years old and a student at CSU, Nick continues to worship at Trinity.

Ute holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She recently retired from her position as Court Administrator and Magistrate of the Ohio Court of Appeals 8th District (Cuyahoga County) culminating a nearly 35-year career in criminal justice and court service.

Ute currently serves as a Lector and Lector Trainer for the 11:15 a.m. service. During her many years at Trinity, she has taught Sunday School, chaired various committees, served several stints on the Vestry, has twice been the Junior Warden, served as a Cathedral Trustee as well as on the Cathedral’s Investment Committee, and was the Vice-Chair of the building committee for Trinity Commons.

Ute would be happy to talk about the work of the Search Committee. She would love to hear everyone’s hopes and wishes both for a new Dean and for the future of Trinity Cathedral.

Contact information: uvilfroy@att.net  440-546-1475

Amy Ryder-Wentz, ex officio

Amy was educated at the University of Redlands, spending the next ten 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 shareholder with the law firm of Littler Mendelson. She serves as chair of the Personnel Committee.

 

Contact information: AWentz@littler.com

Jeff Baddeley, ex officio

Jeff Baddeley is a partner at Buckley King. He 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.

Contact information: jeff@salusdev.com