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 Members

Conference Membership
Leading During COVID

The conference ministerial candidate (CMC) process is challenging at the best of times, but during a global pandemic, it put many of our leaders to the test. Our incoming group of CMCs continue to show deep commitment to their calling, no matter what.


Within the Free Methodist Church, Elders are ministers who have shown to be gifted and lead by God not only to serve in the church, but to lead and train others to do the same. Elders serve in appointed roles throughout the church, often in unique ways.

Alvarez, Joe
Alvarez, Natalia
Alvarez, Soo Ji
Alyas, Suheal
Anderson, Larry
Ball, Irving “Skip”
Balram, Shannon
Beasley, Terry
Beckwith, Rhonda
Bejarano, Maria
Bejarano, Moises
Bishop, Dan
Bongoyok, Mbamba
Bongoyok, Moussa
Bower, Patrick
Bowers, Don
Bowers, Season
Boyce, Kevin
Brasington, Steve
Bravo-Lamas, Mario
Brewer, Jonathan P.
Caballero, Fredy
Case, Travis
Castillo, Joe
Castillo, Lilyana
Castro, Rosalydia
Chandler, Alan
Chang, KyoungShin “Paul”
Colclasure, Angie
Coleman, Cherlyn
Coleman, Janelle
Culp, John E.
Davidson, Dan
Davidson, Samantha
Davis, Tom
Dawkins, Kyle
Dodridge, Christopher
Edwards, Marty
Enniss, Gary
Escalante, Minor
Estrada, Jimmie
Falcioni, Dani
Fearon, April
Fenwick, David B.
Ferguson Bravo, Clare
Fitch, Stephen
Freedman, Julia
Garay, Cusberto “Gus”
Garcia, Danielle
Garza, Roger
Gezu, Assefa Woldesemaiat
Gomez, Mateo
Gonzalez, Jonatan
Gonzalez, Maria E
Goss, Dave
Greer, Adrian
Grigg, Ieda
Gutierrez, Eliseo
Guzman, Jannet
Hagopian, Karabet ( Garo)
Hansen, Ann
Hansen, John
Harrell, Rick
Hinds, Kristy
Hosea, Carmen
Hudson, Kanesha
Hurley-Bates, Colleen
Jaikumar, Maressa
James-Bergland, Ian
Crawford, James V
Johnson, Al
Juarez, Amador
Jung, Paul
Kao, Fu-Min
Keir, A. Serounian
Kwok, Moses
Latchison, Charles
Le Shana, Jason
Lee, Lydia
Lee, Stephen
Linstrom, Gail
Littlefield, Kevin “Jack” Lee
Lo, Hui-Wen
Logan, Mark
Lopez, Abel
Lopez, Anibal
Lopez, Darmaris
Lopez de Escalante, Libni
Loster, Shelby
Luna, Ruben
Managbanag, Bob
Mannoia, Kevin W.
Mannoia, V. James
Marshall, Donna
Marshall, Jr., Robert
Martin, E. Kenny
Martin, Estelle
Martin, Kasey
Masters, Aubrey
Masters, Brett
McGary-Hawkins, Marzette
Metcalf, Reed
Monroe, Chris
Moon, Alexandra
Moon, Emmanuel
Moras, Guillermo
Morris-Guzman, Kari
Murphy, Bob
Neilson, Melanie
Noble, Floyd N.
Norton, Karla Riggs
Nunneley, Kate Wallace
Nunneley, Leif Wallace
Oliveros, Marcel
Ortiz, Gerardo
Ortiz, Ruben Elias
Parmelee, Keith
Pennoyer, Douglas
Perkinson, Mike Chong
Perkinson, Teresa
Preciado, Pedro
Prior, Glen
Quintanilla, J. Alberto
Ramage, Michelle
Ramage, Nikki
Ramirez, John L
Ramsey, Bob
Ranck, Doug
Rhee, Helen
Rhine McDonald, Robin
Rittenhouse, John
Rivas, Absalon
Robertson, Kevin
Rogers, Don
Roth, Kelly
Russell, Daniel
Saltzman, David
Sanchez, Refugio
Sandoval, Adrian “Age”
Sato, Jon
Schamehorn, Sr., Earl R
Schierbeek, Lee
Sinnott, Lindsey
Smith, Jr., V. Eugene
Snow, David
Sorenson, Richard R.
Torres, Aminadab
Venter, Fraser
Wallace, Gail
Warth, Brian
Warth, Laura
Wayman, Dennis
Whyte, Bruce
Williams-Quezada, Michelle
Williams, Scott
Wiltshire, Michael
Winslow, Dale
Winslow, Karen
Wojtkiewicz Wesley, Ricci (Rachelle)
Wolfe, Karl G.
Yigezu, Melaku
Zambrano, Daniel
Zambrano, Gay

Licensed Pastors

Licensed pastors serve within the local church and are licensed to perform rites within their church context.

De La Cruz, Aaron
Lamoreaux, Carl


In response to God’s call on their lives, consecrated deacons offer servant-leadership in particular areas of congregational life, according to the gifts and graces God has given and they have developed. Complementing the work of elders, consecrated deacons serve the society by assisting and leading the membership to carry out its ministries to one another and the world.

Ramirez, Candace

Conference Ministerial Candidates

As local ministry leaders experience God’s call to expand their ministry, they may enter into conference ministerial candidacy, a process of personal, spiritual, and executive development that seeks to train effective leaders to embody the skills and personal qualities required in growing ministries.

Bowman, Alex
Brito, Francisco
Demesme, Travon
Elliott, Jake
Elwer, Adam
Garcia, George
Gonzalez, Fabiola
González, Solman “Leo”
Greer, Briana
Gutierrez-Seguel, Karina
Gutierrez, Vilma
Houston, Larry
Kenton, Chelsea
Kenton, Justin
Latchison, Carolyn
Leonard, Ta’Tyana
López, Manuel
Lopez, Sandra
Mc Craw, Lorraine
McCraw, Marquis
Moder, Ally
Oriero, Serena
Russ, Aaron
Park, Paul
Penesa, Faafeuu
Perez, Angela
Race, Lisa
Ramirez, Irene
Ramirez, Raymond
Ruiz, Enio Enrique
Sanford, Heather
Stephens, Beau
Thomas, Renee
Tuiasosopo, Eleitino
Vaudrey, Andrea
Whipple, Daniel
Winslow, Jaime
Wolfgram, Meg
Zazueta, Jonathan