Youth/Children’s Director

Kate Hicks,  Youth/Children Director
Phone:  (904) 724-0022


Kate Hicks grew up at St. Paul UMC – attending with her pretty awesome parents. She started volunteering with the youth and children about 8 years ago, gaining a passion for them with the amazing former youth pastor and his wife, and then was thrilled to take her current position on staff.

By forming relationships and showing love to others, she hopes that they will see God’s love and that they will grow in their relationship with God. It brings her great joy to spend time with the youth and children on Wednesdays, Sundays, after school in her office (it’s not unusual to see it pretty packed out), at lunch at Arlington Middle School, at sports events, and going on adventures.

If you try to find her – look for the person running around (possibly without shoes on), being about the same height as an elementary schooler, and possibly wearing something random (like a fish… his name is Red).

Her favorite scripture, especially in regards to youth and children ministry, is 2 Corinthians 5:11-14.
That keeps us vigilant, you can be sure. It’s no light thing to know that we’ll all one day stand in that place of Judgment. That’s why we work urgently with everyone we meet to get them ready to face God. God alone knows how well we do this, but I hope you realize how much and deeply we care. We’re not saying this to make ourselves look good to you. We just thought it would make you feel good, proud even, that we’re on your side and not just nice to your face as so many people are. If I acted crazy, I did it for God; if I acted overly serious, I did it for you. Christ’s love has moved me to such extremes. His love has the first and last word in everything we do.

Other random facts about Kate:

She believes Sonic has the best drinks
Her DVR is not full, but is used a lot.
She likes to craft – sewing, crochet, shrinky dinky-ing… anything craft.
Her favorite authors are Madeleine L’Engle, Jane Austen, Sarah Vowell, and Shane Claiborne. She knows lots of weird entertainment trivia. (It’s inherited from her mom).
She likes to travel to places like Chicago and Toronto.
She listens to a very wide variety of music (especially cover songs).

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