Our Staff

Really, all our members are "on staff" because WE are the church. But, yes, we do have staff of humble servants too. 


  • Don and his wife Wynn came to FUMC Hico in July 2017 after Don five years of serving as Associate Pastor at FUMC Temple and eight years of serving on staff at FUMC McKinney as the Contemporary Worship Leader. Don is one of those continuous bloomers who spent almost twenty years in radio broadcasting and ten years in music recording and production before God called him into full-time ministry. Don and Wynn have two sons, two daughters, seven grandsons, two chickens, two cats, and one dog. Oh, and twelve guitars (which Wynn says is ten too many).

  • Monica McDonald - Executive Assistant

    Monica is as close to a Hico native as you can get. She moved here at the age of nine to work on the family dairy farm. In the role of Executive Assistant at FUMC Hico, she has served the church for more than seventeen years as the "glue" that holds everything together. The reality is that she does a little bit of everything and a whole lot of everything else. 

  • Matt Cardin - Music and Choir Director

    Matt and his wife Teresa came to FUMC Hico in 2014. A pianist since the age of eight, he has a thirty-year background in church music, and has served as pianist and sometimes choir director at United Methodist, Southern Baptist, Presbyterian, and other churches. He works full-time as an Associate Vice President and an Assistant Professor of English and Religion at Ranger College. He is also a professional author and editor with many books to his credit. He and his wife Teresa have a son and daughter-in-law plus twin grandsons. Teresa bakes the most amazing bread on earth. 

  • Charla Arndt - Youth and Children's Director

    Charla grew up as part of FUMC Hico. (Well, who is really grown up, after all?) Her smile says she loves Jesus, her church, and life itself. Charla earned her undergraduate degree from Tarleton State University in Stephenville and is presently teaching and coaching in the Glen Rose School District. She works hard to make our youth and children's ministries grow and flourish, while knowing that she is shaping the future of the church and our world.