William “Father Bill” Miller was born and raised in Houston and has lived in Abilene, Austin, Kauai (Hawaii), Chicago, and the New Orleans area. He has enjoyed helping spiritual communities grow, thrive and
reach out to make a difference in the world. Music has been a primary passion in his life and he has founded Music Festivals in Austin, Houston, Kauai, and Covington (Louisiana). He was also the owner of a music venue in Marfa, Texas called “Padre’s.” He is the author of three popular books that combine humor, storytelling, and spirituality: The Gospel According to Sam: Animal Stories for the Soul, The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth about Lager, Loving, and Living, and The Last Howlelujah: Tails from the Trail. Inspired by his dog, Nawiliwili Nelson, he is the driving force behind The Howlelujah Foundation, which is helping animals throughout the world and has a partner organization in Cape Town, South Africa. His favorite teams are the Houston Astros and the New Orleans Saints.
Sandy was born in New Orleans and has lived all along the Gulf Coast, and in Houston, Denver and Covington, Louisiana, where she raised her children. She has been a fitness instructor, flight attendant, soap-maker and a wonderful mom to her daughter Noelle (a fitness instructor in Orange County, CA), and son Kenneth (who will be starting Medical School at LSU New Orleans in the fall). Sandy’s spiritual journey has been broad and has taken her from the Episcopal Church to an Evangelical tradition, Catholicism and finally, back home to the Episcopal Church. She has led Bible studies, Prayer Groups and Spiritual Wellness programs for Women. Sandy and Bill had their first trip to Round Top in December of 2019 when Bill officiated a wedding in the Haw Creek Chapel. They got married in November of 2020 and moved to Round Top in May of 2021. They have five dogs: Sinbad, Mahalia Jackson Queen Liliuokalani, Mano (Shark) Professor Shorthair, Dash Riprock, and Roscoe Worthington Jones. Sandy loves travel, the performing and visual arts, and wine
Joey McGee is our guest musician. Joey is a
Texas-based singer/songwriter currently living in the Brazos
Valley. A New Orleans native, his music is infused with unique
blend of soul, country, rock, blues, gospel – and a good dose of
Find out more at www.joeymcgee.com.