Interim District Superintendent

Andy Smith – I am so happy and thrilled for our sister Laura Merrill upon her election and consecration as bishop. So, when Bishop Schnase called to ask me to serve as interim Superintendent for the Capital District, I feel honored and blessed to say “yes.” I want to do what I can to make a smooth transition for Laura, and for the pastors and churches of the district as we prepare for the next season of ministry.

Robyn and I moved to Austin earlier this year upon my retirement after a 31-year career as a pastor and district superintendent. I spent about fifteen of those years in the former Austin District. In fact, we are both native Austinites, having graduated together from Anderson High School.

We are active members of Saint John’s UMC. Both of our adult children, and our three granddaughters, live in Austin, as well.

I look forward to serving the churches of the Capital District for the next several months.

Contact Andy Smith at

Director of Operations/Candidacy Registrar - Jill Barre

Director of Operations/Candidacy Registrar

Jill Barre has worked for the Capital District since 1995.  She provides administrative support to the District Superintendent, helps manage the office and serves as the candidacy registrar for the Capital District Committee on Ordained Ministry.

Contact Jill Barre by email at or 512-444-1983.

Treasurer Marvin Morgenroth


Marvin Morgenroth served for 17 years as the chairperson for the Capital District Trustees before being elected treasurer for that body and for the Capital District Mission Board on May 4, 2008.  Marvin is retired from the United States Navy reserve and the Texas Comptroller’s office, where he served in several capacities over a 28 year career–including Business Analyst for the IT division.

Contact Marvin Morgenroth by email at