Incoming Elder Highlights | Annual Conference 2023

May 19, 2023

Get ready to embark on a profound spiritual journey in our latest video, “Voices of Faith: Elders Share their FMC Journey & Ministry Experience.” This intimate conversation gathers a diverse group of dedicated elders who have been serving in different Free Methodist Churches across California.

From Executive Pastors, Community Life Pastors to Hospital Chaplains, each guest shares their unique path of faith, their understanding of ordination, and their reasons for choosing to serve within the FMC. Their testimonies highlight the distinctive principles that FMC upholds, including holiness, freedom, and complete commitment to God’s call.

This video also explores the beauty of the FMC’s community, often equated with a family, where everyone comes in on a level playing field, irrespective of their backgrounds. Listen as our guests shed light on their mission to share the Gospel with not just the present generation, but with future ones, embodying the timeless nature of the Gospel.

Let their stories inspire you, uplift your faith, and deepen your understanding of the FMC and its ministries. Whether you’re new to the FMC, considering a call to ministry, or simply want to enrich your spiritual journey, this video is a treasure trove of insights and experiences.

Remember, “The hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe.”

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González, Solman “Leo”
Bell Gardens, La Promesa

Gutierrez, Vilma
Los Angeles, Ministerios Cristianos Jerusalem

Park, Paul
Westminster, Free Life Community Church

Ramirez, Irene
Paramount, Chapel of Change Christian Fellowship

Whipple, Daniel
Pasadena, Rose City Church

Doan, Jimmy
Los Angeles, Venice Free Methodist Church

Kakimoto, Annette
San Gabriel, Mission Valley Free Methodist Church

Okubo, Ronette
Lomita, Anchor South Bay

Patrick, Sara
San Diego, Pacific Life Church

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Annual Conference 2024 – Serena Oriero
Annual Conference 2024 – Serena Oriero

Annual Conference is a collaborative one-day gathering for Free Methodist leaders from the Free Methodist Church in Southern California (FMCSC) and the Pacific Coast Japanese Conference (PCJC). This year, we will focus on the theme of “Wholeness: Fostering Community & Creative Engagement” as we nurture a thriving ecosystem for growth, shared leadership, and creative collaboration between our conferences and churches.

Incoming Leaders
The Free Methodist Church is committed to raising up new leaders within the church that seek to build new congregations, grow ministries that impact communities, and train the next generation of leaders serving with them.

Elders
After completing the Ministerial Candidate process and engaging in thorough discernment with mentors and the Ministerial Education & Guidance Board, the Free Methodist Church acknowledges this journey through ordination – a testament to God’s calling for service within the church. We embrace these newly ordained Elders and pray for divine blessings in their ministries.

Conference Ministerial Candidates
The Conference Ministerial Candidate (CMC) process provides an opportunity to discern God’s calling, obtain educational training, and gain practical experience that reveals each candidate’s unique gifts and talents. We welcome these incoming Ministerial Candidates and pray for their progress and development throughout this process.

Annual Conference 2024 – Ta’Tyana Leonard
Annual Conference 2024 – Ta’Tyana Leonard

Annual Conference is a collaborative one-day gathering for Free Methodist leaders from the Free Methodist Church in Southern California (FMCSC) and the Pacific Coast Japanese Conference (PCJC). This year, we will focus on the theme of “Wholeness: Fostering Community & Creative Engagement” as we nurture a thriving ecosystem for growth, shared leadership, and creative collaboration between our conferences and churches.

Incoming Leaders
The Free Methodist Church is committed to raising up new leaders within the church that seek to build new congregations, grow ministries that impact communities, and train the next generation of leaders serving with them.

Elders
After completing the Ministerial Candidate process and engaging in thorough discernment with mentors and the Ministerial Education & Guidance Board, the Free Methodist Church acknowledges this journey through ordination – a testament to God’s calling for service within the church. We embrace these newly ordained Elders and pray for divine blessings in their ministries.

Conference Ministerial Candidates
The Conference Ministerial Candidate (CMC) process provides an opportunity to discern God’s calling, obtain educational training, and gain practical experience that reveals each candidate’s unique gifts and talents. We welcome these incoming Ministerial Candidates and pray for their progress and development throughout this process.

Annual Conference 2024 – Mari Otsuka
Annual Conference 2024 – Mari Otsuka

Annual Conference is a collaborative one-day gathering for Free Methodist leaders from the Free Methodist Church in Southern California (FMCSC) and the Pacific Coast Japanese Conference (PCJC). This year, we will focus on the theme of “Wholeness: Fostering Community & Creative Engagement” as we nurture a thriving ecosystem for growth, shared leadership, and creative collaboration between our conferences and churches.

Incoming Leaders
The Free Methodist Church is committed to raising up new leaders within the church that seek to build new congregations, grow ministries that impact communities, and train the next generation of leaders serving with them.

Elders
After completing the Ministerial Candidate process and engaging in thorough discernment with mentors and the Ministerial Education & Guidance Board, the Free Methodist Church acknowledges this journey through ordination – a testament to God’s calling for service within the church. We embrace these newly ordained Elders and pray for divine blessings in their ministries.

Conference Ministerial Candidates
The Conference Ministerial Candidate (CMC) process provides an opportunity to discern God’s calling, obtain educational training, and gain practical experience that reveals each candidate’s unique gifts and talents. We welcome these incoming Ministerial Candidates and pray for their progress and development throughout this process.