Sam officially joined the Good Shepherd staff in 2015, although he was not new to the Good Shepherd family. In his role as Director of Music & Mission on The Hill, Sam plans and implements the music for worship at our second campus, as well as creates opportunities for invitation to the campus through community events. Originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, Sam attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with a degree in Biology, and he ultimately came to Texas for church work. Sam and his wife, Erin, who is the Rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Austin, have a six-year old son, Micah, in Pre-K at Travis Heights Elementary, and dog, Sprig. In his free time, Sam enjoys playing pinball, listening to music, and playing disc golf.