Ministerial Education & Guidance Committee

The Ministerial Education and Guidance (MEG) Committee is responsible for qualifying, guiding, counseling, and mentoring ordination candidates as they prepare for ministry. Additionally, the MEG oversees pastoral accountability, disciplinary actions, and restoration. As with all Free Methodist Church leadership, the board includes an equal number of ministerial and lay (non-ordained) leaders.

Alvarez, Joe

Riverside, California Avenue Christian Fellowship

Alvarez, Natalia

Azusa, Iglesia Confraternidad Cristiana

Campbell, Rob

Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Coleman, Jonathan

Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Cuthbert, Amy

Escondido, The Foundry

Marshall, Donna

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Community Church

Nickelson-Cain Allread, Brenda L

Long Beach, Light & Life Christian Fellowship - West

Ramage, Nikki

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Free Methodist Church

Rhee, Helen

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Free Methodist Church

Roth, Kelly
Sato, Jon

Azusa, Foothill Community Church

Scott, Haley

Azusa, Foothill Community Church

Simpson, Patricia

Garden Grove, Living Spring Church

Board Report

As we come to the close of another year, the Ministerial Education and Guidance (MEG) Board is excited to share the progress and achievements made in our ongoing commitment to equipping and supporting the leaders of the Free Methodist Church of Southern California.

Under the dedicated leadership of Kelly Roth and the tireless efforts of Kristy Hinds, the MEG Board has made significant strides in refining and enhancing our processes. Their exceptional work has brought a new level of clarity, efficiency, and effectiveness to our ministerial education and guidance initiatives.

A key focus of our efforts this year has been to deepen the Ordination process while simultaneously emphasizing that Ordination, while valuable, is not the sole path to leadership within the Free Methodist Church. We recognize the diverse gifts and callings within our community and are committed to fostering an environment where all leaders, ordained or lay, can thrive and contribute to the mission of the Church.

To support this vision, the MEG Board has invested in targeted training sessions on team building, interviewing techniques, and other essential skills. These trainings have equipped our board members with the tools and knowledge necessary to effectively guide and support our ministerial candidates and leaders.

We are proud to report that these efforts have yielded tangible results. The MEG Board has witnessed a marked increase in the level of engagement, dedication, and excellence from our board members. Their commitment to their roles and responsibilities has been truly inspiring, and we are grateful for their service.

As we look to the future, the MEG Board remains steadfast in our commitment to building upon the solid foundation established this year. We will continue to refine our processes, invest in our leaders, and seek innovative ways to support the growth and development of our ministerial community.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Kelly Roth, Kristy Hinds, and each member of the MEG Board for their unwavering dedication and tireless efforts. Your work is making a lasting impact on the future of the Free Methodist Church of Southern California.

We also want to express our gratitude to the wider FMCSC community for your ongoing support, prayers, and partnership. Together, we are strengthening the leadership capacity of our conference and advancing the Kingdom of God in Southern California and beyond.