The Assistant Superintendent serves as an executive superintendent who focuses on conference operations, property related issues, legal issues, financial advancement for local churches, personnel management, and co-chairs the conference administrative team.
Rev. Mark Douglas
Assistant Superintendent // Colorado District Leader
District Leaders work in concert with the Superintendents to implement the missional objectives of the conference. They lead the Life Giving Leadership learning communities and assist regional MEG’s in identifying, developing, and intervening with local leaders. They assist local churches, leaders, and BOA’s with administrative and organizational structures. District Leaders regularly encourage and counsel pastors, planters, and lay leaders in their districts.
Rev. Julie Gray
Julie Gray has a life-long love for the Church, and a passion for the Bride of Christ to be a healthy instrument of transformation in the world. Her 30+ years of ministry in diverse and multi-cultural churches have expanded that passion to include people of every language, nation, tribe and race that will be gathered around the throne of God. Her education includes time at Central Christian College of Kansas, Seattle Pacific University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Free Methodist Ordination coursework, and a Certificate in Spiritual Transformation from the Transforming Center, in Wheaton, IL. Julie is currently Sr. Pastor at Pheonix Light & Life Church, married to Marvin for 31 years, and loves to spend time visiting her kids and grandkids scattered across the country.
Rev. James Leman
Rev. Ali Mitachi
North Texas District
Rev. Ryan Stoops
Rev. Heather Baker Utley
South Texas District
Born and raised in east Ohio, Heather relocated to Washington in 2004 to minister with Youth Dynamics, a parachurch non-profit ministry. In 2012, Heather responded to God’s call to pastoral ministry, serving seven years in FM churches in Washington, first at Arlington FMC and then at Seattle’s First FMC. She holds a BA from Taylor University and an MDiv from Seattle Pacific Seminary. In 2019, she and her husband/co-pastor, Clay, and their two sons relocated to San Antonio, TX to plant Tapestry Church, where she also works co-vocationally as a communications freelancer for FMCUSA, The River Conference, and Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy.