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The Very Rev. Douglas Travis is a Dean and President Emeritus of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin where he served for seven years, six as President. Prior to that Doug served four parishes, two of them as rector.

    Since retiring from the Seminary of the Southwest Fr. Travis has served several parishes as interim priest. He has also served as a spiritual director for the Living School, a program sponsored by the Center for Action and Contemplation whose founder and lead teacher is Franciscan Friar Richard Rohr.

    Since January the 15th, 2021 Fr. Travis has served as the interim priest for the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Granbury, Texas.

    Doug’s primary interest is in the manner in which spiritual practice lends itself to personal transformation.

    Doug and his wife, Pam, have been married for 47 years. Pam is an attorney with the Environmental Protection Agency. They have two adult daughters. Sasha is an actor and Nyssa is a psychotherapist.

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The Reverend Leslie Guinn was born and raised in western New York State and earned her B.A. at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. It took 30 years to actualize her calling, earning her Masters of Divinity from Brite Divinity at TCU and being ordained and called to Good Shepherd in 2020. Leslie and her husband, David, first were member of Good Shepherd in 1976 and their daughter, Laura, was baptized in the chapel in Acton. They returned to Granbury in 1996 and have been members of Good Shepherd since then.”

Iwao Asakura has received a Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Southern Mississippi and Master of Music from Florida State University in Vocal Performance. He is currently serving on the music faculty at Tarleton State University.

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Our Treasurer, Carol Holmgreen is retired after working thirty-one years at the University of Texas at Austin and has been a member of Good Shepherd since moving to Granbury in 2015. She has served as treasurer since 2018.

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Church Organist is Mitzi Ames. 

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​Susan Pinter
Spiritual Director


Spiritual direction is the process of accompanying people on their spiritual journey. It helps people to tell their sacred stories of every day. Spiritual direction exists in a context that emphasizes: growing closer to God; it invites a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human and it offers a place to explore prayer practices, meditation, and spiritual experiences. The role of spiritual director is to be a welcoming presence as directees listen to God with the “ear of their hearts” and become aware of how God is being revealed in the mystery of their lives. In any meeting for spiritual direction the true director is always the Holy Spirit. 

Susan's training as a spiritual director was with the “Formation in Direction” school of the Diocese of Texas. She was commissioned by the bishop in June of 2014 after completion of the three-year program.

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