Rev. Teresa Welborn

District Superintendent

Rev. Teresa G. Welborn has served the Capital District as District Superintendent since July 1, 2014. She is thrilled to serve in this area that is well known for its emphasis on outreach and is inspired by the mission work churches are engaged in and the district initiatives such as Austin Area Justice for Our Neighbors and Austin FreeStore.

Teresa’s husband Paul Harper is a music educator and guitar player. He continues teaching in the San Antonio Community College system and is involved in the music ministries at Oak Hill UMC. Teresa and Paul are the proud parents of six year old Clare who continually reveals to them the wonders of God’s love.

Raised in The United Methodist Church, Teresa first felt her call to ministry as a youth at her home church of Ingleside UMC. She is a graduate of Southwestern University and Candler School of Theology. Teresa served four congregations in the Southwest Texas Conference (Smiley UMC, Manchaca UMC (Associate), Lakehills UMC, and Buda UMC) prior to her appointment in 2011 to the Office of Clergy Development.

As a Two Year Academy for Spiritual Formation participant, Teresa is committed to finding ways to stay in love with God. One of the ways she connects most deeply with God is hiking and spending time in nature “unplugged.Teresa also enjoys reading fiction, cooking, and admiring her daughter’s latest art work and writing. Learning about the many ways United Methodist faith communities are transforming the world energizes Teresa. She is eager to explore and discern what more God has in store for the people of the Capital District.

Teresa can be reached by email at or 512-444-1983.

Jill Barre

Director of Operations

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. She is a member of the Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) and attended the certification institute in Atlanta in 2006.

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

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