Pastoral Staff

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

  • J.J. Wicke, Sr. Pastor

    J.J. became the Sr. Pastor at FUMC Harlingen on July 1st, 2017 moving from Weslaco FUMC. He grew up in Beeville, Texas. Upon completion of high school in, J.J. went on to college at University of Texas-Pan American where he graduated in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He felt a call to ministry during his college years and begin moving in that direction. J.J. graduated from seminary at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2009 with a Masters of Divinity.  


    J.J. has previously served United Methodist churches in Elgin, Falfurrias, Premont, and Weslaco. He has a passion for walking beside people as they grow in thier love of Jesus. J.J. looks forward to serving with the church in the community of Harlingen for many years. In 2012, J.J. was married to Amy. They have two children, Benjamin and Levi. As a family, they enjoy being in the community at festivals or bike rides around town. J.J. is always up for a cup of coffee and a conversation. His door is always open.  


    Email: jj@fumcharlingen.org                 Phone:  956.532.2299

  • 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.


    Email: Todd@fumcharlingen.org        Phone: 956.650.8581

  • 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.


    Email: jet@fumcharlingen.org           Phone: 956-245-0540