Staff & Leadership

Father Bill Miller


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 Miller

Ministry Coordinator

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

Music Director, Musician

Singer-songwriter Joey McGee makes music infused with the energy of his native New Orleans, informed by his days of working and living in Pittsburgh and inspired by the Brazos Valley experiences of his current home in Bryan, Texas. Influences from time spent in San Antonio also contribute to his appealing sound: an original mix of soul, country, blues, and rock that fit well in the American folk-roots tradition. Joey is our beloved artist-in-residence and you can discover more about him and his body of work here:

Danelle Knox

Church Administrator

Danelle Knox has joined our Saint Cecilia’s staff as quarter-time administrator. As our congregation has grown so quickly, more and more administrative tasks are required to keep us organized and on track. According to Fr. Bill “We are blessed to bring aboard someone who is not only a capable administrator with great work experience in the business world, she also understands the unique organizational structure of a church and how communities of faith function at their best. We are blessed to have her join our incredible staff!”

Danelle is a native Houstonian who transplanted to Brenham in 2016 to pastor the Vineyard Church with her husband, Joel, where they also lead worship. Danelle and Joel have 3 grown children; Chris, Jessica, and Anna, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, 3 grand-dogs and 2 grand-cats. Danelle and Joel love taking road trips together and discovering whatever adventures might lie around the next turn. She is thrilled to be a part of the team at St. Cecilia’s as the new church Administrator.

Marian Taylor

Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry

Marian Taylor, originally from Austin, relocated to La Grange nine years ago with her two children, Gracie, 13 and Rad, 9. They have been part of the St. Cecilia’s community for close to a year. Marian is the primary care nurse manager at Bluebonnet Trails Community Services in La Grange and Giddings and spent much of her early career in pediatric nursing and hospice. Marian grew up going to church with her family and her relationship with the Lord flourished when she became involved in a youth ministry in high school. Marian is passionate about raising her kids to know and love the Lord and hopes to provide encouragement, discipleship and fellowship to the youth of St. Cecilia’s and the surrounding community. In her free time, Marian enjoys swimming with her kids and anything creative especially painting and writing.

Joyce Bacak


My name is Joyce Bacak.  I was born in Weimar, graduated from Weimar Hight School and Wharton County Junior College with degrees in Data Process (Computer Programing) and Accounting.  After four years at Shell Oil in Houston I moved to Flatonia to marry my husband Lee Bacak 42 years ago.  We have been blessed with two sons, Patrick who lives in the Freyburg area and works in the oilfield and Lee Jr who live in Santa Monica, California and works in the film industry.  I have worked in the accounting field for 43 years before retiring from full time employment in November of 2021.  Upon retirement my husband and I moved to a part of my mother’s home place outside of Hallettsville.  I have my own bookkeeping business and my husband likes to work on small engines and enjoys taking care of the property.  We are members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville.  I’m looking forward to assuming my duties at St. Cecilia’s and meeting more of its members.

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