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!

Frans Van Dyk

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 be serving full time as the Assistant Director.

Jessica Edwards

Administrative Assistant

Jessica was born and raised in Tomball, Texas. She graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and spent over five years as a Director of Youth and Family Ministries. Jessica left full time ministry and spent several years working in Human Resources. After becoming a Mom, she taught preschool.  Jessica and her husband Greg have three boys. They have enjoyed being involved in Table Groups and Sunday School at Lakewood. Jessica felt a calling back to student ministry and is happy to serve her home congregation.