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.

Vaudrey, Andrea

Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

I grew up as a Pastor’s kid and so God was always in my life from the very beginning. My journey to choosing Christ personally evolved over the years as I grew up, with key moments in junior high being a highlight in that choice. It was there I decided to get baptized and really started to live out my faith personally.

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

I knew I was called to ministry at an early age and have never wavered from walking in that direction. I have appreciated the spectrum of churches I have had the privilege of serving over my almost 20 years in ministry. When I started having children, I realized I needed to have a season of being at home and present with my family. It had been a two part prayer of mine to attend a church first as a lay person and experience all that came with just being present, volunteering, being on a church board, etc after years of being in Pastoral ministry and never having a break. My husband and I found CCF and found a home to rest in while we took a break from Pastoral ministry. I got to experience all the things I had prayed for during that season of rest. The second part of my prayer was that a role would materialize at the church we were attending as lay people and that a transition could seamlessly happen with me taking on that needed Pastoral role. This is exactly what happened at CCF.

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?

My first experience with the Free Methodist Church came from attending CCF. I have really appreciated the pillars the Free Methodist Church stands on. I love what the “Free” in Free Methodist denomination stands for: 1. Freedom of all races to worship together in unity, 2. Freedom of women and men to be treated respectfully and use their gifts equally in the church, in the home and in the world, 3. Freedom of the poor to be treated with dignity in the church and with justice in the world, 4. Freedom of laity and clergy to be given equal authority and decision-making positions within the church and finally 5. Freedom of the Holy Spirit to inspire our worship. There are so many values described just in these 5 freedoms as well as the Free Methodist approach to ministry – Love God, Love Others and Make Disciples.