Board and Committee Nominees

The following candidates are nominated for the available positions within our conference boards and committees. It’s natural that you might not be familiar with every individual, and you might have questions about each candidate’s qualifications. For more information on a specific candidate, please contact the Nominating Committee.

Board of Administration

Burke, Jacqueline

Long Beach, Light & Life Christian Fellowship - West

Jacqueline Burke has been a member of her church for almost 5 years. Her foundation came by way of the Pentecostal Church, where she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and was filled with the Holy Spirit nearly 30 years ago. Jacqueline has been running for her life ever since and still believes in miracles.

She serves in the following ministries and committees: Board of Directors, Strategic Oversight Team, Lead Greeter, Children’s Ministry, and as a small group facilitator. Jacqueline’s gift is serving and anticipating the needs of others.

Jacqueline is a 3rd-grade teacher at a Christian school where she is blessed to share the word of God daily through prayer, praise, and worship with her baby disciples. The vision of her church is to reach, teach, mend, and send, and to be the people loving people. Jacqueline is honored to have been nominated for that purpose. To God be the Glory.

Edmond, Denise

Denise Edmond is a Nurse Practitioner at the Veterans Administration (VA) of Long Beach. At the VA, she provides care to her patients and assists with the orientation of the Medical Staff.
Denise has attended Long Beach, Light & Life Christian Fellowship – West for the past 9 years. She has served in various ministries including Discipleship and Children’s Church. She currently serves on the Operations Team, Finance Committee, and previously on the local Board of Administration.
Denise enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. Her hobbies include cycling, reading, and taking piano lessons.

Greer, Adrian

Azusa, Foothill Community Church

Adrian is the Lead Pastor of Foothill Community Church in Azusa, husband to Bri, and father to his daughter Anaiah. After growing up as an unchurched youth, Adrian had a radical encounter at 18 years old that led him to give his life to God.
Since then, God has called him to be a bridge-builder to facilitate communication, reconciliation, and unity across diverse communities and individuals. He is passionate about empowering the local church to be the light of Christ in our communities, dismantling barriers to belonging, and making disciples who make disciples.
Adrian currently also serves as a board member on the Azusa Unified School District Board of Education.

Jenkins, James

Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

James Jenkins retired in 2017 after 27 years as, first, a Professor of Literature and Composition, then the Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at Mt. San Antonio College. He and his wife, Tina, have been ministry partners at Cucamonga Christian Fellowship (CCF) for 12 years.
During that time, James has served as a member of the Worship Team, co-leader of the Teaching Release Team, Coordinator of the CCF Kids ministry, member of the Servant Council, and Coordinator of the Royal Family Kids Camp Teaching Team. James and Tina have also been continuous members of their small Life Group for over 9 years.
Beyond CCF, James has recently begun a weekly ministry to the homeless on the streets of Rancho Cucamonga by taking them food and some clothing essentials, listening to their stories, and praying with them. He is passionate about serving “the least of these.”

Nik Andjam, Daryoush

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Free Methodist Church

Free Methodist of Santa Barbara has been Daryoush’s haven for the past 10 plus years since his baptism. Surrounded by the wonderful staff, he has grown in his faith and understanding.
As a recovering atheist, naturalized immigrant, and having experienced persecution in the Middle East Islamic theocracy, Daryoush has a unique perspective that allows him to relate to different aspects within the congregation.
He loves reading and researching deeply and thoroughly. Daryoush has served as an elected lead conference delegate twice, on the Local BOA for 2 years, and currently serves on the local property & finance board for a three-year term, which he will continue for a second term.

Seyfert, Wendy

Azusa, Foothill Community Church

Wendy Seyfert is a grateful-to-be-retired former executive at ADP. Now she volunteers her time with the FMC through her local church where she serves on the LBOA, as a delegate, and on the greeting team. With the conference, Wendy is finishing a term on the Board of Administration and previously served on the Nominating Committee and Ministerial Appointments Committee.
Current outside roles include volunteering with the youth program at MYTHIRDPLACE, the immigration office of the West Coast Mennonite Central Committee, at Cristo Rey Orange County High School, and on the Board of Trustees for Seattle Pacific University. Wendy has attended the Azusa Foothill church since deciding to find a local congregation while in college at APU. She came to know Christ in elementary school and attended various denominations before finding the Free Methodists.

Vaudrey, Andrea

Rancho Cucamonga, Cucamonga Christian Fellowship

Andrea Vaudrey has over 20 years of experience in pastoral ministry and possesses a profound affection for the church. From 2019 to 2023, she served as one of the Pastors at Cucamonga Christian Fellowship (CCF), where she oversaw children’s, youth, and young adult ministries before transitioning to the role of Communications Pastor.
As a layperson at CCF, Andrea actively participated on the Board, led Life Groups, and volunteered in various other ministries. She holds a Master of Divinity from APU and currently teaches in their Practical Theology department. Her dedication lies in fostering holistic ministry within the local church, and she’s enthusiastic about discussing various strategies to advance the flourishing of God’s Kingdom. As a Certified Ministerial Candidate (CMC), Andrea deeply resonates with the values of “Free” within Free Methodism.

Warth, Brian

Paramount, Chapel of Change Christian Fellowship

Brian Warth is the founder and lead pastor of Chapel of Change, one church in four cities: Long Beach, Paramount, Carson, and Whittier. Chapel of Change’s vision is to launch 1000 churches. Brian has been a part of Free Methodist Ministry for over 14 years. He is also the author of “Young Man Arise!”
Brian speaks at conferences, colleges, and churches around the world, advocating Free Methodist values globally. He has helped start a Free Methodist Mission District in Guatemala. Brian has been married to Laura Warth for 26 years, and together they have three kids. He enjoys RC cars and RC planes.