Ministerial Appointments Committee

The Ministerial Appointments Committee (commonly called the MAC) is responsible for appointing qualified ministers to ministries and monitoring progress and growth. 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

The Ministerial Appointments Committee, affectionately known as the (MAC) – is responsible for appointing all ministers to conference ministries as well as monitoring the progress and growth of the ministry. As a result, the MAC takes an active role in the appointment process working with local church delegates, board members, and pastors. 

This past year surprised us all in many ways but our work has continued. Since we have last gathered, there have been several notable changes in ministerial appointments. We have welcomed Pastor Mike Chong Perkinson as the new lead pastor in Lake Elsinore from our sister conference The River Conference. Pastor Mike has been a blessing to not only the Lamb’s Fellowship but also to us as a conference family as he brings his expertise in leader recruiting and development and he will join us in working with the Kingdom Ministry Group to help with church multiplication. Pastor Clare Ferguson Bravo was promoted to the Lead position in Pasadena at Rose City Church. Pastor Clare has done a wonderful job in Pasadena and we are looking forward to seeing how Rose City Church flourishes under her leadership. We have also welcomed Pastor Kenny and Estelle Martin as Executive Pastors of Leadership Development at Chapel of Change. 

There are a number of open appointments that the MAC is continuing to work on so please be in prayer with our MAC as they seek the Lord’s will in each appointment. As you have heard, we lost one of our MAC members this year, Jon Wallace. His presence and leadership have been dearly missed but we are thankful for the time we had to partner and learn from him. 

We look forward to this next year and all that the Lord has in store for the FMCSC.

Helpful Resources

2020 Board Information

The previous year-end report and board member listing.

 

2021-22 Appointments List

A complete list of the current appointments, updated as needed.

 

2021 Board Members

Jamieson, Marla

Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Latchison, Charles

Long Beach, Light & Life Christian Fellowship - West

Oriero, Serena

Riverside, California Avenue Christian Fellowship

Prior, Glen

Murrieta, Centerpoint Church

Tuiasosopo, Eleitino

Paramount, Chapel of Change Christian Fellowship

Venter, Fraser

Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Wayman, Cheryl

Santa Barbara, Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara

Whitehead, Matt

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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

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.

Membership

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

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Memorials

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