Board of Administration

The Board of Administration (commonly called the BOA) functions as the standing administrative committee of the conference between Annual Conference seatings. Their focus is to create and manage policy of the entire conference within the limits of the Book of Discipline. As with all Free Methodist Church leadership, the board is composed of an equal number of ministerial and lay (non-ordained) leaders.

2020 Year-End Report

We are indeed better together, and together we continue to rely on God’s great faithfulness and strength, that we may pursue Him and His good work through the ministries of the Free Methodist Church in Southern California.

The FMCSC Board of Administration has been honored to serve the Lord and this Annual Conference by helping to build, support and serve the people and many ministries of our Southern California Conference.

Another Annual Conference year is coming to a close and I invite you to read the Board of Administration Annual Report to learn of the work that your elected Board has performed on your behalf. The year has presented challenges, sadness, and loss, but we also have experienced and celebrate many wonderful gifts, provisions, and blessings of the Lord in our FMCSC family. Praise God, His Church is learning, growing, and thriving. 

We thank you, Church, for your faithfulness and love for God and His beloved. May God continue to strengthen and protect us all and may His grace and favor be ever upon us.

Serving Him With You,
Marla Jamieson
Board of Administration Chair

Helpful Resources

2020 Board Information

The previous year-end report and board member listing.


Summary Minutes

Discussion topics and action items from Board of Administration meetings since AC20.
Google Docs


2021 Board Members

Alvarez, Soo Ji

Riverside, California Avenue Christian Fellowship

Canada, Joshua

Azusa, Foothill Community Church

Coleman, Janelle

Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Collins, Evan

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Free Methodist Church

Duberowski, Carol

Garden Grove, Living Spring

Goetz, Randy

Santa Barbara, Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara

Greer, Adrian

Azusa, Foothill Community Church

Helmers, Gary

Garden Grove, Living Spring Church

Hurley-Bates, Colleen

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Free Methodist Church

Latchison, Charles

Long Beach, Light & Life Christian Fellowship - West

Luna, Ruben

Los Angeles, Marina Christian Fellowship

Mendoza, Joe

National City, Emmanuel

Prior, Glen

Murrieta, Centerpoint Church

Rittenhouse, John

Garden Grove, Living Spring Church

Seyfert, Wendy

Azusa, Foothill Community Church

Song, Edward

Santa Barbara, Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara

Venter, Fraser

Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Warth, Laura

Paramount, Chapel of Change Christian Fellowship

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.

Get Ready

Find out how to plan either an in-person or online watch party with your church leadership team and get details about the event.

Vote Online

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.

Watch Together

Each day during the week of May 12-15, 2021, check in and join us for Annual Conference. You will also have access to session archives from here.

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 2021.

Ministerial Members

Meet our elders serving throughout Southern California and beyond.


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.