Victoria Avila

Victoria AvilaHousekeeper

Peggy Beltrami

Peggy BeltramiFinancial Administrator

Phone: 713-590-3325, Email:

Peggy Beltrami grew up in St. Louis, Mo., and moved to Houston in 1981. She has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Phoenix. She has more than 15 years of accounting experience, having worked in a variety of industries before coming to work for the Cathedral in May 2013. This is her first position in a nonprofit organization. Peggy is the proud mother of one child, her son Tyler.

Yency Bermudez

Yency BermudezAssistant for Spanish Ministry

Phone: 713-590-3329, Email:

Yency Bermudez was born in San Miguel, El Salvador, immigrating to the U.S. and moving to Houston in 1996. She and her husband, Francisco, have two daughters, Ángeles and Francy. She considers them to be a great blessing in her life. Yency is proud to have recently completed her high school diploma, and she wishes to continue her education and become a nurse. She is also studying English and is working toward full fluency.

Andrew Boney

Andrew BoneyYouth Assistant


Andrew Boney graduated in 2008 from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies. Andrew was raised in Houston and hopes to promote positive care and make an impact in the lives of youth in the church setting.

Lisa Cantu

Lisa CantuReceptionist

Phone: 713-222-2593, Email:

Lisa Cleary

Lisa ClearyFinance and Human Resources Assistant

Phone: 713-590-3322, Email:

Lisa came to Houston from Arlington almost 20 years ago to be closer to her family. She is the mother of one daughter and grandmother to three grandchildren. She worked for 10 years in publications at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston. Lisa graduated from FinD, the diocesan training program for Episcopal spiritual directors, in 2010. She attends Emmanuel Episcopal in west Houston where she is a member of the altar guild and the adult formation council. According to her family, she spends too much time reading.

Francisco (Frank) Guevara

Frank GuevaraFacilities Administrator

Phone: 713-590-3326, E-mail:

Before joining the Cathedral staff as a sexton in 2009, Frank gained experience in both facilities maintenance and customer service as a house flipper and as a flight attendant for Continental Airlines. Frank is a musician, playing world and fusion jazz, and working for an airline was also a way for him to see the world and fuse culture and music together. He began playing guitar at the age of six and fell in love with the sounds of classical guitar and jazz. His Latin roots, coupled with his love for world music, have been instrumental in his journey to experience and explore different guitars and sounds. He performs at numerous venues, frequently showcasing his talent in various cities.

Ruth Henderson

Ruth HendersonSenior Housekeeper

A native Houstonian, Ruth joined the Cathedral staff in 2010, having previously worked at a day care center and as a housekeeper in the operating room at LBJ Hospital. She is married to Lathan Henderson and has four children and six grandchildren.

Nelda Horton

Nelda HortonExecutive Assistant to the Dean

Phone: 713-590-3305, Email:

Nelda Horton joined the Cathedral staff in 1999 having much experience and expertise in church work. She moved up to become the Dean’s Assistant on March 1, 2000. She is a native Tennessean and attended schools there. After moving to Little Rock, Arkansas in the early seventies, she did volunteer work at her church and served as Special Events Coordinator before joining the staff as Executive Secretary. Upon relocating to Houston in 1988, she served as church secretary at her church for one and half years. Nelda has two grown children, Rhonda and Kevin, and three granddaughters and a grandson.

Brandon Johnson


Blanca Ortiz

Blanca OrtizHousekeeper

Ardell Ray

Ardell RaySenior Sexton

Anne Shepard

Anne ShepardRegistrar and Wedding Liaison

Phone: 713-590-3301, Email:

Ramona Sikes

Ramona SikesHuman Resource and Vendor Relations Manager

Phone: 713-217-1347, Email:

Ramona I. Sikes comes to Christ Church Cathedral as a Senior Accountant from First Methodist Houston. Born in Key West Florida, Ramona grew up a “Navy brat.” She graduated both high school and college with highest honors. While at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Alabama, she obtained a distinction as the “most outstanding student in the Fine Arts Department.” Our multi-talented new hire has found her life mission to serve Christ both personally and professionally. She has recorded two CDs, Only By Grace and Faithful Friend. She currently resides in Crosby with her husband Tony. When she isn’t caring for stray animals, she finds herself spending time with friends and family.

Larry Thomas

Larry ThomasSexton