Our Staff

Stephen Schmidt, Pastor

Stephen Schmidt was appointed as the pastor of First UMC Gatesville in 2018.  He is a native of Central Texas who grew up in Moody.  Stephen has a passion for helping churches accomplish their mission to “make new disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”  He also has a desire to help those who are already Christians deepen their faith and strengthen their relationship with God through the study and proclamation of God’s Word.  Stephen is a servant leader who is excited about the opportunity to help First Gatesville “raise up Disciples of Christ through love, service, and example.”


Please call the church office to make an appointment (254) 865-2520 or click the email icon below to send him an email directly. 

Jane Harvey, Children's Ministry Director

Jane is the Children’s Ministry Director. She has the biggest heart for her kids and goes to great lengths to make sure they have the best programs and activities!

Office Hours:
Monday & Tuesday 8 am – Noon 

Wednesday’s 3 pm – 7:30 pm. 

(Office hours will vary based on the needs of the Children’s Ministry’s events)

Click the icon below to send Jane an email.


Ricky Harvey, Church Maintenance

Ricky takes care of anything and everything here at FUMC. He goes above and beyond in every way to make sure the church is stocked, cleaned and ready   for anything. 

Ricky does not have set office hours. He can be contacted through the church office by calling    (254) 865-2520, putting a note in his mailbox or sending an email by clicking the icon below. 

Courtney Flickinger, Church Secretary

Courtney is dedicated to the members of FUMC Gatesville and the smooth running of the church office. She loves seeing church members and new faces in her office!

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Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8 am – 4:30 pm with lunch from 12-1 pm. Friday’s 8 am – 12 pm.

Courtney can be contacted by calling the church office at (254) 865-2520, sending an email by clicking the icon below or coming in to the church office during office hours. 

Charles Ament, Music Ministry

Charles does an amazing job speaking to people through song. He is dedicated to FUMC Gatesville’s mission!

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Charles does not have set office hours. He can be contacted by text message (254) 216-2408 or by sending an email by clicking the icon below.