FUMC of Arlington

Our Missionaries

Our Missionaries

A willingness to serve is the greatest indicator of a Christ-focused and healthy church. First United Methodist Church of Arlington is committed to providing its members opportunities to serve and share the love of Christ with our neighbors and with people around the world.

Kristen Brown


Kristen Brown is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church serving as coordinator of interpretation, education, and advocacy through the Methodist liaison office in Jerusalem.

This office is a joint project of Global Ministries, the British Methodist Church, and the World Methodist Council. It relates to ecumenical organizations, churches, and church-related institutions in the Holy Land, and it provides educational venues for Methodist pilgrims to the region.

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Susan Fuller


Fuller has been serving with The Mission Society in Khabarovsk, Russia for 16 years. She works with the city and village orphanages doing children’s ministry and humanitarian aid distribution. She teaches English to school-aged children and adults at a language school. Fuller has been involved in the discipleship and mentoring of orphans after they leave the orphanage system and transition to adult life.

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Rukang D. Chikomb


Rukang D. Chikomb is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned as director of Southern Congo Wings of the Morning, the aviation ministry of the Southern Congo/Zambia Episcopal Area. Southern Congo Wings of the Morning provides transportation for hospitals, educators, mission teams, church leaders, and other mission needs.

Born in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rukang attended local United Methodist schools and earned a state diploma in chemistry and biology. He worked for Southern Congo Wings of the Morning as aviation mechanic aid and public relationship assistant from 1991 to 1999. He maintains close ties with the Holston Annual Conference and Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnston City, Tennessee, where he is a member.

"I am so blessed to be a part of the ministry serving God's people in Africa and around the world," he says. He recalls with gratitude the influence of an aunt on his spiritual and professional life when he was growing up on the Kapanga United Methodist mission base. "We can only give back to God if we listen, accept, and obey his call to witness Him in this World."

He is married to Fresie Chikomb. The couple has three children: Andre, born in 2000; Sally, born in 2001; and Selena, born in 2007.

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