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.

Incoming Leaders

Conference Membership
Serving Together

Many of the Elders within the Free Methodist Church (FMC) serve as husband and wife teams. Kate and Leif Wallace Nunneley were ordained together at Annual Conference 2021.

The Free Methodist Church is committed to raising up new leaders within the church that seek to build new congregations, grow ministries that impact communities, and train the next generation of leaders serving with them.


Upon completing the Ministerial Candidate process and undergoing extensive discernment with mentors and the Ministerial Education & Guidance Board, the Free Methodist Church consecrates this process through ordination – the recognition of God’s calling in their lives for His work in the church. We welcome these incoming ordained Elders and pray for God’s blessing in their ministries.

Conference Ministerial Candidates

The conference Ministerial Candidate (CMC) process allows for discernment of God’s call, educational training, and practical opportunities that give a clear sense of each candidate’s gifts and talents. We welcome these incoming Ministerial Candidates and pray for their success and growth during this process.

Case, Travis

Garden Grove, Living Spring Church

Coleman, Janelle

Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Crawford, James V
Demesme, Travon

Chapel of Change Christian Fellowship

Fearon, April

Lake Elsinore, The Lamb's Fellowship

Houston, Larry

Light and Life West

Leonard, Ta’Tyana

Azusa Pacific University & Light and Life West

Martin, Kasey
Masters, Aubrey

Lake Elsinore, The Dream Center

Oriero, Serena

Riverside, California Avenue Christian Fellowship

Russ, Aaron

Centerpoint Church

Vaudrey, Andrea

Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Winslow, Jaime

Foothill Community Church