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.

Demesme, Travon

Chapel of Change Christian Fellowship

Growing up in church for most of my childhood initiated an early experience of God. My grandmother faithfully took me to church and ministered the goodness of Jesus and good news to me. Though I had not made any form of confession of faith as a child/youth, I’ve always known deep in my heart that I was called to the ministry.

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

Initially I requested to clean the restrooms of the church. That led to becoming part of the church’s operations team, assisting with security and Sunday service operations. Around that time my pastor introduced me to leadership pathway and LMC. As time progress, I completed the school of ministry and was approved by our LC to begin exploring the LMC pathway. At that time I helped launch our young adults ministry and eventually became the leader of the YA ministry. Around the same time I also became the Director of Operations at our Paramount Campus. After about 2 1/2 years growing as a leader at the church I was sent out to the City of Merced to plant another campus. interrupted by covid 19, after 3 years we relinquished the campus and returned home to help relaunch CoC Long Beach.
I’m presently serving as campus pastor at COC LB. We have now been serving here for almost 9 months.

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?

Growing up, I knew nothing about the FMC. It was not until I came to Chapel of Change and started exploring being a member did I hear what the FMC is. I stayed with the FMC for many reason. First, I trust that God has brought me to CoC and FMC. Next, I would say its the missional priority of FMC that stirs my heart. Then I would have to say its “the middle way” approach we have that resonates with me the most.