The Management Group

This board provides oversight and leadership for The Management Group, a for-benefit corporation of the Free Methodist Church in Southern California that provides bookkeeping and administrative services for eligible ministries. 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 Management Group is a separate corporation created to hold, manage, and leverage the conference assets for the benefit of ministry expansion in the FMCSC. The Management Group seeks to build the kingdom by creating a sustainable surplus of resources for the FMCSC. There are three main segments of the Managements Group’s activities – investment assets, property management, and administration.

In our investment activities, we purposefully began the year with an unusually large cash balance due to a combination of market uncertainty and early COVID 19 concerns. By March the equity markets had fallen sharply and we began to gradually reinvest that cash. Towards year-end, as the COVID timeline was more predictable, we had significant and timely cash inflow which we utilized to move further into the market. By the end of the year, we only held 3.2% of our balance in cash with 28.2% in Fixed Income and 68.4% in the Equity Market.

Our performance (time-weighted and net of fees) was just over 9.5%. This is summarized below.



We would only add that the broad Equity price surge in late 2020 carried into 2021 and the current account balance (as of March 11th) is $14,002,324.

As you can expect, COVID had and continues to have an impact on all properties. With gathering shut down to flatten the curve, a number of our tenants saw a dramatic decrease in income. Our property management team responded quickly allowing us to have individual responses based upon the need. While in totality our properties under-performed against budget, we out-performed in the percentage of collected revenue against the market. As the COVID outlook appears to have a more predictable trajectory, we will look to swing the pendulum back.

Early in the year, it became apparent that, as a result of Covid 19, our actual income would be significantly below our original budget and we ended 2020 below budgeted income by 17.6%. There were two main factors at play here. First, rental income was down significantly reflecting the fact that stay-at-home orders. Second, we had budgeted for several new churches coming on during the year and the pandemic deferred that plan.

To offset this shortfall, staff instituted a significant reduction in expenses across the board. Major cuts included Administrative expenses (-52%), Personnel expenses reduced by (-31%), Professional Services lowered by (-35%), and Property Ownership costs down by (-12.7%). Total expenses were reduced by (-15.9%). The bottom line is that because of years of faithful stewardship, we were able to continue to supply both our Operating Budget and Kingdom Ministry Group Budget with the necessary income to advance the kingdom in their given areas.

Helpful Resources

2020 Board Information

The previous year-end report and board member listing.


2021 Board Members

Collins, Evan

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Free Methodist Church

Duberowski, Carol

Garden Grove, Living Spring

Prior, Glen

Murrieta, Centerpoint Church

Rittenhouse, John

Garden Grove, Living Spring Church

Event Information

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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 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.


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