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 twenty 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. 

  • Charla Arendt - 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. 


  • Dr. Troy D Robertson - Music and Choir Director

    Along with serving FUMC Hico, Dr. Troy Robertson is the Director of 
Choirs at Tarleton State
University.  He found faith in Christ through a small Methodist Church in his youth and feels called by God to serve FUMC Hico. As a professor at Tarleton, Dr. Robertson conducts
 the University Singers, Select 
Women’s Ensemble, Texan 
Gentlemen, Chamber
 Choir, and Texan
Troubadours. Tarleton
 choirs are renowned for 
excellence: under Dr.
Robertson’s direction,
Tarleton’s Chamber Choir 
recently performed in the
 Xi’an China International Choral Festival, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and toured parts of Japan. Robertson is also the conductor of the Cross Timbers Civic Chorale, a community ensemble whose season includes collaboration with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.