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.  

  • Rosie Grattan - Associate Pastor

    rosie@manchacaumc.org Ext: 329
    Greetings in Jesus’ name, members and friends of Manchaca UMC! I am excited to be co-laboring with you as we seek to make and become disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. I am a native Texan with a love for worship, various genres of music, and being a committed and integral part of community, just to name a few things I’m passionate about. A little bit about my family - I’m a happy mother of two – Kenneth and Sean – and a grandmother of 7! My mother is a retired school teacher and musician and my father was a UMC pastor. I have 3 sisters and 1 brother and just adore my loving, supportive family. Significantly, your families and how I can support them is important to me. 
     
    After graduating from LBJ High School in Northeast Austin, as a young parent I began taking classes at Austin Community College (ACC); however, over time, I changed career paths from wanting to be an accountant and lawyer to wanting to be a full-time minister of God’s Word. As the psalmist declared, God’s Word became a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Eventually, I set out on a new course, returning to school full time, and within a few years I had completed my education through Concordia University at Austin (CUA) with a focus on Sociology and Psychology, and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (M.Div. 2011). Since graduating from seminary, I’ve proudly served three prior churches: a summer internship at Westlake UMC; two years at Covenant UMC in Austin, and four years at Sinton First UMC in Sinton, Texas. On this new journey, I fell even more deeply in love with Jesus, His Church and God’s people.
     
    In addition to reaching out into the world in ministry, I have a variety of personal interests, ranging from reading good books to flying planes as a sport. Truly, I consider myself a student of life and tend to be a deep thinker and risk-taker, walking in great faith and trust in God. I so look forward to learning more about the plans the Lord has for your life, our lives together, and the world around us. “…For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11). God changes lives. I’m a witness.