Pastoral Staff

We would love to visit with you to talk about God, faith, or just listen to your story. 

  • Rev. Phillip Hoeflinger, lead pastor


  • Todd Jones, Associate pastor

    Todd grew up in Mercedes before moving to Austin in 2010. He attended the University of Texas and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He has previously served in conference camp ministry and at Oak Hill and Bethany UMCs in Austin. He will graduate from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in June with a Master of Divinity and is a declared candidate for ordained ministry as a Deacon in the Rio Texas Conference. He is passionate about youth and camp ministries and loves to encourage young people to explore and live out their faith.

    In 2014, Todd married Julianne, a lifelong member of FUMC Harlingen. They enjoy going on walks around Austin and cooking together. They are both excited about returning home and look forward to being near family and reengaging with community life in the Valley.


  • Jet Throckmorton, Retired Pastor

    Jet has served as an Associate Pastor at FUMC Harlingen since 1989. Before that he served churches in San Angelo and New Braunfels. Present duties include Confirmation and District Youth Camps. Jet has been instrumental in introducing many young people to a relationship with Jesus Christ.