Staff Bios

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Travis Fitzgold


Pr. Travis Fitzgold gratefully serves Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Travis received his Masters of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and attended Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA, for his Lutheran Year in Residence. Travis founded and runs the entrepreneurial ministry Zen Learning Project, which teaches creative arts with a focus on mindfulness. He lives in Austin with his family: Katy, Sage, and dogs Xela and Wink. 

Phone: (512) 270-1849


Office Manager

Rebecca Tabor

Rebecca provides administrative help to the pastor as well as the church members.  Rebecca was born and raised in Elgin, Texas.  She lives with her family in Elgin: Matthew, Elizabeth, Aubrey, Tenley.

Phone: (512) 303-3980




Steve Carlton

Steve received a B.A. in Music from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he studied classical and jazz piano.  Since moving to Austin in 2014, he has been involved in music in Austin and Bastrop County, in addition to his involvement with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,               


Steve plays piano for the Cedar Creek High School music programs, The Honor Choir (a Bastrop-based community children's choir), and Kids Acting Studios, a children's theater company based in Austin. When not involved in music, he enjoys cooking and barbecuing, painting, and skiing when the occasion permits.

Church Council Members


President:                           Jan Schwindt, Email: 

Vice President:                   Randy Geltmeier

Secretary:                           Joe Schwindt

Treasurer:                           Ron Prewitt

Worship and Music:           Bethany Dietrich

Resource Chair:                 David Halbrook

Spiritual Life Chair:           Bethany Dietrich