Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for preparing for the Annual Conference a list of nominations for positions vacated by either resignations or expiration of terms and reviewing board and committee memberships in light of the standing rules of the annual conference. 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

Thank you to those of you that have served on the various conference boards and committees for the past several years. A special thank you to those of you that have served 2 back to back terms for a total of 6 plus years. I say 6 plus because due to COVID, we had to extend the term limits of most of our committee members to allow for consistency and continuity of leadership during the pandemic year. So one important thing to note is those committee members whose terms should have expired last year at Annual Conference had their terms extended so that we didn’t have too many leaders terming out in the middle of our pandemic year

Nomination Process

Also a huge thank you to those of you that have already submitted names to be nominated on our 2021 Nominations page. If you are an elder or newly elected delegate for this year, you should have received an email inviting you to nominate gifted lay and clergy for upcoming vacancies on our conference boards and committees. Just as a reminder that all nominations are due by March 28, the Nominating Committee then vets all nominees and with the partnership of the Board of Administration, finalizes the list of names of candidates which will be presented on the ballot for Annual Conference 2021. We highly encourage you to nominate as many leaders as possible to ensure that we have greater diversity, representation, and robust leadership teams. We are so thankful for the many leaders that God has blessed us with over the years and the strength of our denomination and conference is dependent on who we elect to serve on our leadership teams.

Position Descriptions

One of the things your Nominating Committee has done to try to make your job of nominating candidates easier is to create position descriptions that describe the qualifications and expectations for each board and committee. These descriptions come from our Book of Discipline, values of the Free Methodist Church of Southern California (Free Methodist Church in Southern California), and interviews with chairs and members of each board and committee. These position descriptions, as well as the nominating form, are all provided in both English and Spanish.

Term Limits

Since we had to extend some term limits this past year, when we elect our new leaders at Annual Conference 2021, we will need to elect leaders for both 2-year and 3-year terms. This ensures that all of our leaders don’t term out at the same time and will give us better strength and continuity of leadership on all of our boards and committees moving forward.

Voting Process

Lasty, if you are an elder or a delegate for Annual Conference, you will receive an email inviting you to vote online for the various committees members. Please take time to read their bios and place your vote and reach out to the Nominating Committee with any questions.

Helpful Resources

2020 Board Information

The previous year-end report and board member listing.


2021 Nominees

The complete list of nominees, including bios and photos, for Annual Conference 2021.


2021 Voting

Review the voting results for Annual Conference 2021.


Nomination Information

The official nomination site for leadership for Annual Conference 2021. Includes information about positions and nomination process.
Google Site


2021 Board Members

Alvarez, Soo Ji

Riverside, California Avenue Christian Fellowship

Cornell, Liz

Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Greer, Briana

Azusa, Foothill Community Church

Mendoza, Joe

National City, Emmanuel

Moon, Emmanuel

Escondido, The Foundry

Prior, Glen

Murrieta, Centerpoint Church

Quintanilla, J. Alberto

Bellflower, Camino de Gracia

Seyfert, Wendy

Azusa, Foothill Community Church

Sinnott, Lindsey

Azusa, Foothill Community Church

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.