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.

Masters, Aubrey

Lake Elsinore, The Dream Center

I grew up in a wonderful Christian home and was blessed to know Jesus my entire life! I am incredibly thankful for parents who loved Jesus passionately and modeled faithful obedience to Him. I would say my faith really became my own and not my parents during my freshman year of college.

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

God gave me a love and passion for Lake Elsinore and its people and got me connected to Brett (my now husband) and our mutual friend Ryan, and together we dreamed and launched the Dream Center Lake Elsinore in 2014. God had been forming the vision in Brett’s heart for some time to plant a Dream Center in Lake Elsinore, and when he shared it with Ryan and I my heart leapt out of my body! I knew that helping to plant this missional expression of the Church was what I was supposed to do. I felt it was what God had created and prepared me for.

Through my ministry I believe God has purposed me to help people walk into the fullness God has intended for them. I want to see the light go on in people’s eyes when the realize and experience the incredible peace and power of Christ. I have a passion to call others to wholistic healing of body, mind, soul, and spirit. Jesus’ gospel is wholistic, so let’s get people healed in every part of who they are! God has gifted me with strengths in Pastoral Care such as empathy and discernment which I feel honored to be able to use to encourage, bless, and exhort those I serve as I journey with them.

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?

I had a professor recommend me for a summer internship with the Free Methodist Church through the Center for Transformational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. When I had my interview with Kelly Soifer I could not believe a denomination this incredible actually existed! Like so many others, I felt like I had always been a Free Methodist but just didn’t know it! I spent the summer internship at Lamb’s Fellowship in Lake Elsinore and it’s there I caught a vision and passion for the city and its people… the rest is history!

I’ve chosen to continue with the Free Methodist Church for a few reasons. First of all, I love the “extreme balance” of the Via Media (the middle way) we both preach and practice. We are able to hold the tension just like I see Jesus doing. For example, we refuse to let go of truth and at the same time, we refuse to let go of love. It causes the Free Methodist Church to practice incredible compassion and love while still calling people into life-giving holiness. The mix of these is what brings healing. This kind of thought & practice is not one I see as often or as clearly as with the FMC.

I also love the FMC focus on freedom for women. I think this is such an important issue that affects the dignity, efficacy, and integrity of the Church. And as a woman called into pastoral ministry, I do not want to spend my time and energy earning a job or a seat at the table when I could be walking fully in the calling God gave me. The Free Methodist Church gives the the grace and freedom to dive headlong into God’s purposes for me–no need to convince or fight. What an incredible blessing!

One more reason why I’ve chosen the FMC is because of the community and accountability it offers. I have never met a more wonderful group of people than my FMC family. I learn from, am encouraged, and am challenged from our community of leaders. I think there’s incredible safety in having accountability and I honored to be able to submit to the leaders and processes that have so thoughtfully & prayerfully been put in place. It’s good to belong!