Our Staff

  • Mike Niswander - Youth Director

    Michael Niswander grew up in Northern California, not far from Lake Tahoe. He became a Christian just before his freshman year of High School, and his experience attending youth group at his church (Green Valley Community Church) played a most pivotal role in his developing faith. As soon as they would let him, he started serving in the youth ministry there, doing anything they would let him (from organizing games to teaching lessons and leading small groups). It didn't take long for him to realize there was nothing he would rather do, and he has been serving in youth ministry in one way or another ever since. He and His wife, Lisa, and daughter, Guinevere, are excited to be serving with Manchaca UMC, and excited to see God work in the youth ministry here.

  • Kim Carroll - Director of Christian Education

    kim@ManchacaUMC.org Ext: 324

    Kim has spent her life working with children and families.  She joined the church staff as Director of Children's Ministries in 2009, and transitioned into the role of Director of Christian Education in 2013.  She is passionate about Bible study and enjoys teaching people of all ages about the love of God through Jesus Christ. She is an avid reader, loves to laugh, and enjoys spending time with her family, husband Bruce and teen daughter, Kendall. 

  • Mark Hixon - Director of Music and Fine Arts

    mark@ManchacaUMC.org Ext: 325

    Mark is an avid supporter of the arts.  As the director of Fine Arts at MUMC he is in charge of all music, theater and art activities.  Mark oversees the children's choirs, Praise Bands, the Sanctuary Choir, and Handbell Choir.  Mark also manages the church calendar and scheduling of the building and facilities.  In addition Mark is the staff liaison to the Worship and Fine Arts Commission.  Mark has a grown son, Seth, who is married to Kriz, and a teenage daughter, Leah.  In Mark's free time he is active in area musical productions. 

  • Leigh Anne Moore - Child Development Center Director

    leighanne@ManchacaUMC.org Ext: 331

    Leigh Anne taught in elementary schools before becoming the Director of CDC. She believes that every child needs quality care and a nurturing environment. She oversees the church's CDC program with a staff of more than twenty and enrollment of more than 125 children. Leigh Anne is married to Greg and they have two sons, Garret and Marshall. In her spare time she rides motorcycles, enjoys sports and spends time with family.

  • Linda Crail - Office Manager

    Linda@ManchacaUMC.org Ext: 321

    Linda has been a member of MUMC since September 1980 and  worked as a volunteer in the church  for several years before becoming part of the regular staff.  Linda is married to Troy and they have two sons and two daughters; four grandsons and one granddaughter; and five great grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Jennifer Rodriguez - Childcare Coordinator

    childcare@ManchacaUMC.org Ext: 330

    Free childcare for infants through 5th grade is available for all committee meetings and classes.  Reservations must be made 72 hours in advance.  The nursery is open for all worship services for infants through preschool without reservation.

  • Warren Williams - Custodian

    Warren Williams was born in Bastrop. He has been with the church for 15 years. In addition to his work at the church, Warren retired from the US Postal service after 35 years in 2001. Warren is all about being productive with several side businesses. He enjoys spending time with his family, and loves to read westerns and history books. Warren is always there with a smile and a helping hand.