Father Albert Cutié serves as the Rector of St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Southeast Florida and Dean (Convener) of Broward County. Albert has been in full-time parish ministry for 24 years.
In addition to parish ministry in very diverse settings, Cutié has entered millions of homes throughout the world with his television and radio talk shows, as well as columns in the press. In October of 1998, he became the first clergy person to host a daily “talk-show” as part of a major network on international television. He produced hundreds of talk shows with the Telemundo Network (NBCUniversal/Comcast) and became one of the most recognized names in Spanish-language television. His compassionate style earned him the title, "Father Oprah" and many Latinos throughout the United States often refer to him as “Padre Oprah”; a title used by the NY Times and Newsweek. After three seasons, he continued to host weekly talk-shows, HABLANDO CLARO CON EL PADRE ALBERTO, on the international network EWTN and ABRE TU ALMA CON EL PADRE ALBERTO in South Florida. He also produced an English-language talk-show in New York City in 2011.
Father Albert occasionally appears on news networks and other media outlets to speak on a variety of social and controversial issues, especially topics revolving around justice, faith, and religion. In addition to his work on television, he has served as a parish priest, pastor, and administrator in a variety of large and smaller churches. Cutié served as the CEO and General Director of Pax Catholic Communications (a multi-media organization and the home of Radio Peace and Radio Paz in Miami) from 2001 until 2009, where he was involved in the administrative aspects of media work, including management and on-air talent; responsible for leading a team of 50 staff members and over 100 volunteers. This unique role led him to develop a special capacity for fund-raising, marketing, and development of Christian ministries. He was honored to be among the first Latinos to serve as a Trustee of the American Bible Society.
Although Cutié has been involved extensively in various forms of media, his true passion is serving as a parish priest and in various ministries, programs, and boards within the diocese and the wider church. In addition to his service as Rector and Dean, he serves as a member of the Diocesan Executive Board, Commission on Ministry, Trustee at the University of the South, and on the board of the Duncan Conference Center. He was appointed as a member of the Board of Forward Movement; a multi-media non-profit organization of The Episcopal Church.
Father Albert received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of the South (Sewanee, TN), with an emphasis on Preaching. Church Publishing recently published his Thesis, with the title: “Talking God: Preaching to Contemporary Congregations”. Cutié became a member of the Episcopal Church on May 28, 2009. Originally ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church on May 13, 1995, he was officially received as a priest of The Episcopal Church on May 29, 2010 by Bishop Leo Frade, the third bishop of Southeast Florida. Father Albert and his wife, Ruhama, have three children and a cat.
Father Albert is the author of three books and he is presently working on a fourth about Christian leadership in today’s church:
Real Life, Real Love (2006) – A self-help book on relationships
Dilemma (2011) – A personal memoir
Talking God (2016) – His research on how the 21st Century Church communicates with the digital age