Staff


Rev. Tommy Artmann, Senior Pastor

Ttommy Artmannommy holds a deep passion for Bible study, preaching, classical Methodist theology, discipleship, service, missions, and outreach. As a pastor, he feels a deep sense of calling to share the Gospel and love of Christ with people of every age: children, youth and adults. Having worked in youth ministry for 18 years before becoming a pastor, Tommy offers meaningful and helpful insight for people and families in every age and stage of life.

Tommy received his BA from Millsaps College and his Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He was later chosen to study in the highly selective Beeson Pastor’s Doctoral program at Asbury Seminary and is a 1998 graduate of it.

Prior to coming to FUMC, Tommy served as youth minister at FUMC in Clinton, associate pastor at Christ UMC in Jackson, pastor at FUMC in Magee, and was the pastor at Heritage UMC in Hattiesburg for 16 years where he oversaw significant growth in that congregation. Tommy is a member of the Alumni Council of Asbury Theological Seminary, and has twice been elected to represent Mississippi at the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church. Tommy’s personal life vision is to build a community of faith where people come to know Christ and become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. He and his wife, Paula, are the proud parents of three adult children (all followers of Jesus), one blessed grandson, and have another grandson on the way!

Rev. Charles Pope, Associate Pastor

Charles PopeCharles Pope has been a member of FUMC since 1985.  After a 40 year career in the commercial construction business as an Architectural Hardware Consultant, he felt the call to go into ministry.  He began course work and became a Certified Lay Speaker, preaching at United Methodist churches all over the West Jackson District.  He became a Licensed Local Pastor through the Mississippi Annual Conference in 2011.  He was first appointed as pastor at Hermanville UMC and subsequently at Port Gibson UMC.  Charles has a passion for spreading the love of Christ, teaching Methodist beliefs, and working with small groups.   He welcomes the opportunity to now serve as Associate Pastor at his home church.  He is married to Linda Pope, also on staff at FUMC.  They have three grown children and three grandchildren.

David Greene,  Associate Pastor of Counseling and Congregational Care
dgreene@mdrs.ms.gov 

David Greene

David is a Mississippi Methodist Conference appointed Licensed Local Pastor and Mississippi licensed professional counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor (LMFT). David received Masters Degrees in counseling from Florida State University and Mississippi College. He is also employed as a counselor by the Mississippi Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind. Church duties include counseling members on personal and family concerns including help with physical disability issues, marriage and family and job search counseling. As District Coordinator for United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, David works with all the Methodist congregations in the West Jackson District in development of cooperative local community and international mission efforts.

Vicki Rundlett, Administrator & Financial Officer
vicki @ fumcclinton

Vicki RundlettVicki grew up in Wiggins, Mississippi, before relocating to Clinton for law school. Vicki is married to Kevin Rundlett and they have three awesome children – daughters, Pace and Eli, and son, Finn.

Vicki served as Student Council President at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where she graduated in 1996. She was heavily involved on campus and enjoyed her community college experience. She was honored to speak at the graduation ceremony and was inducted in the MGCCC’s Hall of Fame. Vicki completed her undergraduate education at the University of Mississippi, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1998 and thereafter attended law school at Mississippi College School of Law, where she met her future husband. She and Kevin were members of the 2001 graduating class. While in law school, Vicki served as a student senator in the Law Student Body Association where she was celebrated as Star Senator and additionally as a board member on the Moot Court Board. Vicki pursued her Master’s of Business Administration from Mississippi College while enrolled in law school and completed her MBA in 2003.

After completing a judicial clerkship at the Mississippi Court of Appeals for the Honorable Billy G. Bridges, Vicki entered into private practice doing civil defense litigation. She became a shareholder at a large defense firm in Jackson before she and Kevin practiced together for several years at Rundlett Law Firm. Vicki felt God calling her to make a career change and joined the church staff in summer, 2012.

Renee Neblett, Director of Family and Adult Ministries
renee @ fumcclinton

Renee Neblett

Renee Neblett grew up in Jackson, MS. She is married to Rob Neblett and they have a daughter, Robin, and a son, Robsen.

She received a BA in Interior Design from the University of Mississippi, and then continued her education at the University of Southern Mississippi, earning an MS in Exercise Physiology. She worked as an Exercise Physiologist for 15 years at Baptist Healthplex, of which the last couple of years were exclusively with Outpatient Cardiac Rehab. She changed careers in November 2006 after becoming interested in teaching a class at FUMC, then accepted her current position.

Kathy Fisher, Director of Weekday Ministries
preschool @ fumcclinton

A native of Enterprise, Mississippi, Kathy Fisher has lived in Clinton since 1983.  She is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  She married Phil Fisher in 1976 and they have two grown children, Brian (Mimmie) and Dana.  They also are grandparents to three wonderful grandchildren.  Kathy taught preschool, kindergarten and second grade for many years before joining the FUMC staff as Weekday Ministries Director in July 2008.

Tommy Steadman, Director of Music Ministries
tommy @ fumcclinton

Tommy Steadman, a native of Morton, MS, has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters of Music degree from Mississippi College.   He loves playing tennis and basketball in his spare time.

He has served MS United Methodist churches in Forest, Brandon, McComb, Jackson, and Clinton during his career.  Tommy heads a vibrant music ministry at FUMC which includes 10 choirs and groups.  There are choirs for all ages, including singing choirs, handbell choirs, and orchestra.

Josh Gray, Director of Youth Ministries
josh @ fumcclinton

JoshImageJosh Gray is from Ocean Springs, MS, and is a graduate of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with an Associate of Arts, Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Mass Media, and a Masters of Divinity specializing in Discipleship at Asbury Theological Seminary (ExL). He is married to Kristen Gray, a 2nd Grade School teacher at Steen’s Creek Elementary in Florence, MS. They met at Mississippi College. Josh enjoys sports, music, learning as much as possible, and playing golf.

Josh began his ministry in 2008 as a part of the Mississippi Annual Conference college ministries where he served as Student Liaison President for three years. He served as the Youth Director at First United Methodist Church, Canton, in 2010, and was appointed as the pastor of Singleton United Methodist Church in 2011. He may also be a familiar voice on Star 93.5, Jackson’s Christian Radio, where he has been a DJ since 2009. Josh began working at FUMC Clinton in June of 2012.

Linda Pope, Membership Secretary & Congregational Care Visitor
linda @ fumcclinton

Linda Pope was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi and has lived in Clinton since 1982. She and Charles Pope have been married since 1973.  Charles is the Associate Pastor at FUMC Clinton.  They have three children, Jenny (James) Wolford, Michael (Kelli) Pope, and Matthew Pope and are blessed with three grandchildren, Jaron, Lucy and James.

Linda took the position of Administrative Secretary at FUMC in January 2007 after working many years at a surgical clinic. In 2016 she became Coordinator of Congregational Care.  She loves her job visiting the homebound and hospitalized.  She cares deeply about her church family and is involved with the Prayer Shawl Ministry at FUMC.  Her hobbies include reading, cooking, sewing, and crocheting.

Sharonda Medina, Director of College Ministries & Member of Worship Team
sharonda @ fumcclinton

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Sharonda preaches weekly in The Connection worship service and serves as the Director of College Ministry.
She has a BA in Communication from American University in Washington, DC, and a Masters in Ministry Leadership from Rockbridge Seminary.
Sharonda, her husband, Victor, and their son, Mason, moved to Clinton in 2014.

Tom Edwards, Connection worship & praise team leader
tom @ fumcclinton

Tom Edwards and his wife, Jamie, have lived in Clinton since 2003 and are raising two beautiful girls here, Abbey and Molly. Tom has served at FUMC as the Connection Worship Leader since August of 2011 and is also an itinerant worship leader for various church conferences, camps and retreats. Through working with the Connection and student worship bands, Tom hopes to provide an opportunity for musicians of any age and skill level to plug in and serve in a nurturing environment. As a worship leader, he longs to bring people to a place where their hearts and minds connect with the gospel and then join together with their brothers and sisters in Christ in celebrating our great God. To learn a little more about him, check out tomedwardsband.com.

Nancy Pavy, Administrative Assistant

Saul Burnett, Custodian

Saul Burnett, Jr was born and raised in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, and has been in Clinton for the last 35 years. He and his wife of 48 years, Annie Louise, have six children, a whole host of grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Saul has been working at FUMC Clinton for 30 years. He also worked at University Medical Center for over 30 years, until retiring in 1992. He is also a freelance handyman, doing all kinds of jobs when he isn’t working at the church.

Dr. Brenda Wilder, Pianist

Dr. Brenda Wilder is a Music Specialist, Piano Teacher, Church Pianist at FUMC, and Adjunct Music Faculty Member at Tougaloo College. She holds degrees from Mississippi State University, MS University for Women, and the University of MS. Several of Dr. Wilder’s articles have been printed in national publications such as Pedalpoint and Church Musician Today, including an article about technology in her piano studio. She is listed in the 2000 Edition of Who’s Who of American Women and was a featured performer in Jackson, MS, for a National Steinway Tour in 2002. Dr. Wilder resides in Clinton, Mississippi, with her husband, Don. They have two children and eight wonderful grandchildren.

Dr. Wilder has served on faculty at Music Weeks in Glorieta, New Mexico, and Ridgecrest, North Carolina, for the Southern Baptist Convention and on faculty for the Mississippi Piano Camp at Hinds Community College. She has served as a National Piano Guild Adjudicator in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Colorado, and Connecticut, as well as adjudicator for numerous piano festivals.

Ginny Miller, Organist

Ginny Miller was born in Vicksburg , MS. She has two grown daughters, Vicky Sartin, and Elizabeth Van Egmond. She has three cats and likes to crochet, read, do sudoku puzzles, sew and travel.

Ginny has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi College, majoring in history, with a minor in music. She works at Foreman Perry Law firm as a paralegal. She has played the organ in many cities in Mississippi, and has been playing at FUMC since 1981.