District Superintendent

Marcus A.L. Freeman, III

Dr. Freeman is an experienced superintendent and has gifts in preaching and pastoral care. He is a second generation Methodist pastor, and a Huston-Tillotson University graduate. Marcus received both his master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Perkins School of Theology. Dr. Freeman will continue as the superintendent of record for the Crossroads District. As the dynamic on the ground changes for districts and local congregations, the cabinet will seek creative ways to provide appropriate supervision for all districts of the conference.

“I am humbled and honored to be appointed by Bishop Schnase to represent him for the next couple of years as superintendent in the Capital District, which is the place where I grew up, began my ministry journey, and served for seven fulfilling years as a pastor. I now look forward to learning about the churches and pastors of the district and supporting them toward achievement of their fullest potential in the dynamic mission field that the Austin area has become. My wife, Janice, our daughters, Lillian and Leslie, and I are looking forward to being closer to the love and support of family as we begin this new chapter of ministry and life.”

Contact Marcus Freeman at mfreeman@riotexas.org.

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 jill@umcad.org 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 treasurer@umcad.org.