Meet The Staff

Patrick Evans


Patrick Evans is the new pastor for Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church. Patrick and Deb, his wife, have three children, Jacob, Erin, and Alex. Prior to Hardy Memorial UMC He was appointed to Crockett FUMC. Before receiving his call to full time ministry, he spent 20 years in the financial industry; holding jobs that started with being on the cleaning staff and mail room. Later he moved up the ladder from teller, branch manager, examiner, and finally lending officer. Patrick graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BS in Economics and a MBA from Sam Houston State University.

Pam Akin

Church Administrative Assistant

Pam has served as the church secretary since 2012. She is married to Mike Akin.
She has two children, Noel and Jake. Noel is married to MJ Gilley and they have a son, Karson. Pam serves as the receptionist/secretary of the church and always greets everyone with a smile and a kind voice.

Janet DeLaughter

Christian Educator Director

Janet oversees the education department and activities of the church. She is married to David, and they have 2 grown children, Michael and Julianna.

Laura Marlowe

Financial Secretary

Laura is a retired educator. She is married to Emmett and has two daughters, Kacee and Ashley. Ashley is now married to Cody Oyler. Kacee is married to Wes Homeyer and they now have a daughter named Kataryna. Laura oversees the church finances.

Sue Jones

Nursery Director

Sue is married to Bobby Jones. They have two children, Jennifer and Jeff. Sue oversees our Nursery staff and makes sure our little ones get the best of care.

Billy Whitt

Director of Youth Ministries

Billy leads the senior high youth ministry. Billy is married to Shannan and they have two children, Anna Blair and Miller. Billy is very devoted to the senior high youth of the church and guides them with fun activities and prepares them for their futures.

Renee Lawson

Choir Director

Renee is married to Arnie. They have two daughters, Alexandra and Elizabeth. Renee is an educator and teaches the choir.

Gwenda Davidson


Gwenda is married to Leigh. They have two sons Darren and Evan.
Evan is married to Sabrina and they have three boys Garyn, Logan, and Blake.
Darren is married to Brooke. They have two daughters Reagan and Reese.
Gwenda is an Educator.

David Favor

Director of Maintenance

David has worked for Hardy Memorial Methodist for 15 years David Favors does a great job of taking care of facilities at Hardy.
He has three children, Shaletha, Kenyetta, and David Jr.