Rev. Renee Hoke
Renee is a native Texan with vast experience in both the corporate world and in the church. With a degree in Journalism from Texas A&M University, she began a successful career as a television news reporter and anchor. Corporate media relations and communications came next. In the Media Department at Mary Kay Cosmetics, Renee handled the media schedule for Mary Kay Ash and served as liaison between marketing executives and beauty editors for women's magazines. Following that, Renee served as Director of Corporate Communications for Zale Corporation.
Eventually, Renee left the corporate world to enter Brite Divinity School and prepare for ministry. Since seminary she has served local Disciple congregations in Duncanville, Kingwood, and Spring before accepting a call as Area Minister for the Trinity Brazos Area. A year later her territory expanded to include the Bluebonnet Area. Renee spent most of her time working with congregations in transition and found that particular assignment very rewarding. After three years on the road, she accepted a call to serve First Christian Church in Wichita Falls as they entered a time of transition with the retirement of their senior minister. She assumed the position of Acting Senior Minister in September 2017.
Renee has two sons: Ben, his wife Hailey, and their 2-year-old daughter Finley live in Ogden, Utah. Andrew and his wife Courtney live in Austin. Renee's mother and her two brothers and their families live in or around Waxahachie.