Our Pastors

  • Andy Smith - Senior Pastor

    Andy@ManchacaUMC.org Ext: 323

    Pastor Andy Smith is a native of Florida, who grew up in Texas where he attended the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, graduating in 1999.  Pastor Andy began his service as a pastor in Flatonia, Texas and has since served in Castroville and Gonzales before being appointed to Manchaca UMC in 2016.  Pastor Andy is married to the Rev. Monica Smith who is a Presbyterian minister and they have two young daughters Anna and Rachel.  

  • Tracey Beadle - Associate Pastor

    Tracey@ManchacaUMC.org Ext: 329

    I came on staff at Manchaca in July of 2012. I bring with me my husband of 13 years (who plays in the praise band and is hilarious...just ask anyone) and two school-age daughters.  We love to play board games, jump on the trampoline and play mermaids at the pool.  (Well...James isn't much into mermaids.)

    As a wife and mother of two daughters I LOVE the fact that MUMC has such strong family, children's and youth ministries. I also feel very blessed to serve in a congregation that is so excited about and open to reaching out in ways that promote healing and wholeness for individuals as well as communities.  And Manchaca church knows how to have fun!  Just check out our Fall Festival or Spring Fling.

    As someone who did not grow up going to church every Sunday and who has wrestled with understanding the Bible in such a way that it makes sense and promotes the good news Christianity claims, I'm SO grateful for the United Methodist conviction that God is deeply gracious and big enough to handle all questions of faith. I'm having a great time leading worship and preaching in our casual, praise worship service, Life on the Road.  We meet every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Join Life on the Road… where no-one ever  walks alone!