New FUMC pastor wants to hear from people

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Mexia’s new pastor of First United Methodist Church wants to learn more about the city so she can better understand it, and more about its residents so she can better minister to its people.
The Rev. Jennifer Pick spoke to the Mexia Lions Club about her background and her journey to becoming an ordained pastor.
“There’s got to be something special about a town that creates such longevity,” Pick said, since she has met so many longtime residents. “There’s a reason why you’ve stayed here, and I want to get to know what that is. I want to know what makes Mexia special, I want to get to know what makes the people here who you are.”
Part of it, she acknowledged, was the care and concern people have for one another.

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