Pastor Clay Smallwood

Director of Student Ministries

Clay and his wife moved after almost 8 years at University UMC in San Antonio so he could join the staff at Lakewood UMC in March of 2018. Clay has 13 years of experience in student ministry and is a graduate of Texas State University and has a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. Clay is a commissioned Deacon in the United Methodist Church and will be an ordained Deacon in 2020. Clay is passionate about student ministry and helping adolescents and their families to become disciples of Jesus and grow in holiness so that they can change the world!


clay.smallwood@lakewoodumc.org

Frans Van Dyk


Interim Assistant Director

Frans is a long time member of Lakewood UMC and volunteer leader in our Student Ministry. He loves students and is passionate about helping them know and follow Jesus. Frans has a freshman daughter in our student ministry and is excited to serve as the Assistant Director in the interim until our search for a permanent one can be resumed. 

Darci Freeman


Interim Administrative Assistant

Darci is a lifelong member of Lakewood UMC and passionate about helping people become sold-out disciples of Jesus. Her creativity, diligence, and love of Lakewood make her a great administrative assistant for our ministry.