Meet the team.

J. Huffman

Founder & Lead Teacher

J. founded MANUP in 2013 after serving as a youth pastor for 20 years in Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas.  He and Rebecca have been married for 30 years and are fully enjoying their new season of life as "empty nesters."  Their son Bailey recently married his college sweetheart and works on the mission team at Riverbend Church in Austin, TX.  Their daughter Ansley recently joined the MANUP team after graduating from the University of Texas.  In his free time, J. loves day-tripping with Rebecca in the Texas Hill Country or riding his motorcycle on the back roads.

Mark Stayton

Executive Pastor

Mark joined the team in 2023 as the Executive Pastor in charge of equipping leaders and expanding our ministry reach.  With 33 years of pastoral experience in Dallas and Houston, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge to the team but is most known for his down-to-earth relatability to the guys.  He and his wife Tina are the proud parents of two young adult men and make frequent trips to OSU to cheer on their favorite cowboys!  In his free time you'll most likely catch Mark watching  golf or hanging out with Tina and the boys.  (or eating ice cream)

Kenzie Francis

Office Manager

Kenzie is the newest member of the MANUP team. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2019, she spent years working to build her organizational, administrative and operational skills in a variety of roles. She will get to put those skills to good use in oder to serve the MANUP family well. She recently married her husband, Mike. They are dog parents to their favorite boy, Beamer. In her free time, Kenzie loves spending time with her friends and family, reading, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and shopping! 

Board of Directors

Jeff Ball, Eric Hehman, J. Huffman, Jason Qunell, and Mark Johnson

MANUP is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry that is run by a local board of directors and the MANUP staff.  As a team of highly skilled professionals, the MANUP Board serves by giving oversight to the mission, vision, and direction of the ministry and it's resources.

Contact Us.

Office + Mailing Address:
14425 Falcon Head Blvd.
Building E - Office #107
Austin, Texas 78738

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