Church Staff

Our staff serves to equip the congregation of First United Methodist Church of Hico as we seek to Connect with People, Connect with Purpose, and Connect with God

  • Clint Jones is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University where he received his Master of Divinity with a certificate in Hispanic Studies in 2014. Clint was ordained as an Elder in Full Connection of the Central Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church in 2016. Clint is a fluent Spanish speaker and thoroughly enjoys travel, especially international travel, and has a deep passion for international missions. Clint has organized and led many international mission teams over the years. 


    He possesses a deep love for God and especially how Jesus teaches us how to live as we learn of his ministry and seek to apply it to our lives. He also believes that we must open ourselves to the Holy Spirit and the gifts that God brings through the Spirit inhabiting our lives.


  • Monica McDonald - Administrative Assistant / Financial Secretary/ Custodial Services

    Monica McDonald serves as the administrator to this congregation . She also is responsible for the upkeep of our membership/financial records as well as keeping the church clean to ensure a great experience for all who visit in-person.  Monica is from Hico and has served this congregation faithfully for over 20 years. 

  • Charla Arendt - Director of Children's and Youth Ministries

    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, She teaches and is an athletic trainer in the Glen Rose School District. She works hard to make our youth and children's ministries  flourish while helping children and youth to connect to God, connect to the church, and find their life's purpose. 

  • Maxwell Tindall - Director of Music Ministries

    Maxwell Tindall leads the choir and the musical aspects the corporate worship times at First United Methodist Church of Hico. Maxwell is pursing ordained ministry as an elder in The United Methodist Church. 

  • Emily Wren-  Director of Media

    Emily coordinates all of the media for worship as well as aspects of social media including Facebook and YouTube. Emily helps us connect with people that are unable to be present and those that have yet to come to First United Methodist Church of Hico.