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.

Case, Travis

Garden Grove, Living Spring Church

As I reflect on my journey with God, I owe a huge “thank you” to my parents, who ensured that I was regularly within earshot of a Bible story or prayer. I have to think of my friend in middle school who took an evangelism class at his church and chose me to practice his newly found skills. As annoying as it was to be repeatedly asked, “Do you know where you’re going when you die?” the Sunday school lessons and these conversations came together at a camp one year. In a quiet chapel, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of love and acceptance. It became clear that all the stories I heard growing up were very real. It was then that I began my journey with Christ, realizing that he had been at work in my life long before this moment came.

How did the Spirit guide you to your current ministry and what has God called you to do through your ministry?

When I consider the Spirit’s guidance into ministry, I can’t help but see the faces of many pastors and friends that mentored me, supported me, prayed for me, served as references for me, and shared their wisdom with me over the years. My path of ministry has been a windy one, with times of elation and fulfillment and moments of heartache and exhaustion. But as I look back on the ups-and-downs of ministry, I am convinced it was all grace—that God’s goodness was in the midst of it all. All of it has prepared me for this moment where I get to serve as a hospital chaplain, walking with others on their path, pointing to the holiness in the midst of hardship.

How did you come to first be involved with the Free Methodist Church and why have you chosen to continue your ministry in the Free Methodist Church?

While in a period of transition, I decided to attend a local Free Methodist church where a friend of mine was serving as a youth pastor. I found it to be a loving, supportive place. Shortly after I started attending, the church hosted a Free Methodist History and Polity Class, and I was hooked. I feel proud to be a part of a tradition that passionately seeks equality and justice, celebrates diversity, teaches loving holiness, and maintains an ecumenical spirit. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to extend these values in the healthcare setting where I serve.

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.