Event Information

Annual Conference is an exciting time to celebrate what God is doing throughout the Free Methodist Church and we want you to be part of it. Find out how you can make the most of the Annual Conference Experience.

Attend Annual Conference

If you are attending in person, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy a wonderful day together.

Watch Online

Watch live with us on May 14, 2022, or watch at any time through our archived video links.


If you are a voting member of the Free Methodist Church in Southern California, it is both your honor and responsibility to vote for our church leaders. Find out how.

Standing Rules

Our standing rules provide a structure for how we do business and make decisions at Annual Conference. Read the complete set of rules online.

Boards and Committees

Free Methodists are a diverse group of believers, hailing from all walks of life. Our leadership across the Southern California conference mirrors that diversity through a commitment to an equal mix of clergy and lay leaders (non-clergy), the empowerment of traditionally underrepresented people, and the engagement of communities across the broad socioeconomic spectrum that makes up Southern California.


Superintendents provide for vision alignment and implementation, leadership development, and guidance for the administration and growth of the church.

Board of Administration

The standing administrative committee of the conference, established to create and manage policy of the entire conference within the limits of the Book of Discipline.

Nominating Committee

Responsible for preparing for the annual conference a list of nominations for positions vacated by either resignation or expiration of terms.

Ministerial Education & Guidance Committee

Responsible for qualifying, guiding, counseling, and mentoring candidates for ordination as they prepare for ministry.

Ministerial Appointments Committee

Responsible for appointing qualified ministers to ministries and monitoring progress and growth.

Kingdom Ministry Group

Develops sustainable and vital Free Methodist Societies by sponsoring church planting projects and caring for societies requiring revitalization.

Finance Committee

Reviews and recommends action on all matters concerning financial actions of the local church and the conference at large.

The Management Group

Provides oversight for The Management Group, a for-benefit corporation of the FMCSC that provides bookkeeping and administrative services for eligible ministries.


We like to say that “it’s good to belong.” Within the Free Methodist Church, our elders are members of a ministerial tradition that seeks to disciple effective church leaders and grow ministries.

Incoming Leaders

Join us in welcoming our new Ministerial Candidates and incoming Elders for 2022.

Ministerial Members

Meet our elders serving throughout Southern California and beyond.

Annual Conference Delegates

Our delegates vote for leaders, provide feedback during decision making, and are an essential part of Annual Conference each year.


We remember those who have gone on to be with Christ and celebrate their impact on the Kingdom of God.

Greetings from Special Appointments

Not every elder is appointed to a traditional church ministry. Hear from elders who serve in unique ministries around the world.

Ministerial Appointments Committee

Boards and Committees
Representing Our Conference

The pastors, delegates, board members, staff, and national leaders that all come to Annual Conference provide meaningful, diverse representation for our churches. We are blessed to have leaders that truly reflect the diversity of our churches.

Annual Conference Report

The Ministerial Appointments Committee (commonly called the MAC) is responsible for appointing qualified ministers to ministries and monitoring progress and growth. As with all Free Methodist Church leadership, the board is made up of an equal number of ministerial and lay leaders. During this season of COVID, the FMCSC has had several important available appointments. Through prayer and discernment, we have thankfully found leaders who we are excited to report have already been fruitful in their ministries. Pastor Clare Ferguson Bravo was appointed as the Lead Pastor of Rose City Church in Pasadena. She was appointed at the very beginning of the COVID pandemic and has navigated a thoughtful approach to the difficulties of ministry as well as the challenges of physical gatherings during a pandemic. We look forward to seeing the community impact in this next season. Pastor Mike Chong Perkinson was appointed to the Lamb’s Fellowship in Lake Elsinore. We are so thankful that the Lord brought Mike to us and have not only benefited from his leadership in Lake Elsinore but also conference-wide. Pastor Mike has been working with our Leadership Team to help develop training and a pipeline for Church Planting. And finally, Pastor Adrian Greer was appointed as Lead at Foothill Community Church in Azusa. Having a lifelong commitment to Azusa, we are so thankful for Adrian and his call to be an indigenous leader in Azusa.

During our last MAC report, we asked that you be praying with us as we began the process of finding a new leader for the Cucamonga Christian Fellowship. I would like to thank you for those prayers. Please continue to pray with us as we search for the best fit, and we look forward to reporting soon that the opening at CCF has been filled.

Respectfully submitted by Serena Oriero

Download the 2022 Appointments List (PDF)


The Ministerial Appointments Committee (commonly called the MAC) is responsible for appointing qualified ministers to ministries and monitoring progress and growth. As with all Free Methodist Church leadership, the board is composed of an equal number of ministerial and lay (non-ordained) leaders.


This list represents the board members for the 2021-2022 term as of Annual Conference 2022.

Jamieson, Marla

Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Latchison, Charles

Long Beach, Light & Life Christian Fellowship - West

Oriero, Serena

Riverside, California Avenue Christian Fellowship

Sato, Jon

Azusa, Foothill Community Church

Tuiasosopo, Eleitino

Paramount, Chapel of Change Christian Fellowship

Venter, Fraser

Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Wayman, Cheryl
Whitehead, Matt