Interim Rector at SMAA
The Very Reverend Douglas Travis has been called by the Vestry to be the Interim Rector at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. He will begin on September 28 and will serve until the church calls its new Rector.
Dean Travis served for six years as Dean and President of the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, where he led a $12 million capital campaign and built a nationally recognized faculty. He also has served as Rector of Trinity Church in The Woodlands, near Houston, and St. James Church in Dallas. Currently he is the Canon Theologian for the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande.
In announcing the Vestry’s action, Senior Warden Matt Waller said, “He is approachable, engaging, humble, smart, and a good listener. He knows how to lead large institutions efficiently and effectively with grace and humor. He is a good choice as our Interim Rector.”
Ordained in 1988 in the Diocese of Dallas, Dean Travis has earned four graduate degrees in theology including a Doctorate of Ministry from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity and a Master of Sacred Theology in Spiritual Direction from The General Theological Seminary in New York, and a Master of Arts degree from The Divinity School at the University of Chicago.
He and his wife, Pamela, an attorney with the Environmental Protection Agency, have been married for 40 years and have a home in Dallas. They have two adult daughters.