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.

Nominating Committee

Alvarez, Joe

Riverside, California Avenue Christian Fellowship

Joe Alvarez is a dedicated minister with a passion for empowering individuals and fostering strong relationships within the community. For the past seven years, Joe has served as a Co-Pastor alongside his wife, Soo Ji Alvarez, at the Avenue Church in Riverside, CA. Together, they provide spiritual guidance, pastoral care, and leadership to the congregation.
Joe recently completed his academic journey at Vanguard University, earning a Master’s in Leadership Studies. This achievement has equipped him with a deeper understanding of effective leadership principles, enabling him to lead and guide others in their spiritual journeys and personal growth.
With his strong foundation in ministry, dedication to building relationships, and ongoing pursuit of personal growth, Joe Alvarez continues to inspire and empower others on their spiritual and personal journeys, making a lasting impact within the Avenue Church and the broader community.

Cuthbert, Amy

Escondido, The Foundry

Amy Cuthbert completed a Master’s Degree at Northwest University specializing in Theology and Culture. Although raised in the church, Amy attended seminary because she was dissatisfied with her faith and needed answers about Christianity and the Bible. Through her studies, she discovered that she had not fully grasped the simplicity of Jesus, the cross, and salvation, and finally found peace with God.
Amy is a teaching lay-pastor at the Foundry Church in Escondido and an adjunct professor of Old and New Testament at Point Loma Nazarene University. She is currently in a Doctorate of Ministry program at Northeastern Seminary and is working on a dissertation looking at soteriology (salvation theology) from the perspective of different ethnic cultures in the United States. Amy married her husband Michael in Capetown, South Africa, and they have two boys, Elijah and Gabriel.

Escobar-Lopez, Sandra

Paramount, Chapel of Change Christian Fellowship

Sandra Lopez surrendered her life to Jesus when she was a teenager. She graduated with an associate’s degree in theology and a Bachelor’s in Family Biblical Counseling from Doxa University. Sandra and her late husband, Benny Lopez, served as lead pastors for 16 years at El Camino Downey.
Currently, Sandra is serving as an associate pastor at Chapel of Change for the last 10 years under the leadership of Pastor Brian & Laura Warth. She has served as Children’s Ministry Director and is currently serving as Women’s Pastor and leading the Spanish service as well.
Sandra is studying at Aldersgate School of Ministry to better equip herself to continue to serve the body of Christ with love and excellence.

Greer, Briana

Azusa, Foothill Community Church

Briana (Bri) Greer is currently finishing her first three-year term on the Nominating Committee. She is an Associate Pastor at Foothill Community Church in Azusa, where she is involved in preaching, musical worship, youth ministry, young adult ministry, church communications, community care, immigration services, and more.
Bri is the wife of Lead Pastor Adrian and stepmom to daughter Anaiah. She is passionate about advocating for representation in all levels of leadership that reflects the beautiful diversity of the churches in the FMCSC. Bri is also committed to ensuring that the conference has lay and clergy serving at the point of their greatest giftings and callings in faithfulness to God’s leading, for the edification of the churches and communities.

Guzman-Delva, Jannet

Jannet Guzman-Delva is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church. She has been part of the Free Methodist community since 2013. Jannet has an MDiv. from Azusa Pacific Seminary and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Graphic Design with a Spanish minor from Azusa Pacific University. Jannet has served on the FMCSC Executive Team, as an Associate Pastor and Executive Pastor in various FMCSC churches, and has been a member of the Nominating Committee and MEG Board. Jannet went on to do ministry as a Campus Pastor and Adjunct Professor in the Practical Theology Department at Azusa Pacific University. She is currently a Board Certified Chaplain serving veterans at the VA Loma Linda Hospital.