Boards & Committees

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Elected Board

Board of Directors

The conference Board of Directors shall give strategic planning attention to such ministries as world missions, Christian discipleship, church planting and social action. It may assign individuals, form task forces and create standing committees to carry out the ministries deemed appropriate for the health and growth of the church.
Supt. Michael Traylor (E)

Supt. Michael Traylor (E)

Chair

Deb Baggett (L)

Deb Baggett (L)

Secretary

Glen Best (L)

Glen Best (L)

Dan Bonney (E)

Dan Bonney (E)

Jose Garcia (E)

Jose Garcia (E)

David Gonzalez (E)

David Gonzalez (E)

Dan Lincoln (L)

Dan Lincoln (L)

John McGee (L)

John McGee (L)

Calia Rodriguez (E)

Calia Rodriguez (E)

Salomon Ruano (E)

Salomon Ruano (E)

Rick Snodgrass (E)

Rick Snodgrass (E)

Michael Spottsville (E)

Michael Spottsville (E)

Kathi Terrell (E)

Kathi Terrell (E)

Rachel Valentine (L)

Rachel Valentine (L)

Elected Committee

Ministerial Appointments Committee (MAC)

The Ministerial Appointment Committee (MAC) appoints pastors for an indefinite tenure. The committee monitors progress and makes changes at each annual conference when deemed necessary and initiates church planting appointments.

Bishop Matt Whitehead, Chair (E)

Supt. Michael Traylor (E)

Jill Fifield (L)

Julie Gray (E)

Talena Greenawalt (L)

James Leman (E)

John McGee (L)

Elected Board

Ministerial & Educational Guidance (MEG) Board

The Ministerial Education and Guidance Board (MEG) shall assist in recruiting personnel and shall be responsible to screen candidates for reception into the conference and/or for ordination. The board, in consultation with the assigned bishop, is the authority on the meeting of the standard criteria for ordination. The board shall guide and counsel those who are received so that they may be able to meet the demands of pastoral ministry. The board shall develop and oversee a mentoring program that provides qualified mentors to assist new pastors in personal, spiritual and professional growth. The board shall identify potential church planters among current pastoral personnel and new recruits. The board shall set policies for the care of pastors.

Rev. Amelia Cleveland-Traylor, MD, Chair (E)

Tim Auw, MEG Coordinator (L)

Supt. Michael Traylor (E)

Brock Hoyer (E)

Fani Lopez (L)

Aline Niyonzima Mmasa (L)

Jim Porter (E)

Isrrael Rodriguez (L)

Jose Segura (E)

Michael Spottsville (E)

John Thrush (L)

Elected Committee

Finance Team

The Finance Team has the responsibility to create and supervise the conference budget. It shall assist the superintendent in stewardship education and the promotion of United Ministries for Christ throughout the conference.

Asst. Supt. Mark Douglas, Chair (E)

Supt. Michael Traylor (E)

Rick Day (L)

Marla Hamilton (L)

Magda Ruano (E)

Bob Terrell (E)

Tim Trier (E)

Andrew Witterstauter (L)

Elected Committee

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall prepare for the annual conference a list of nominations for positions vacated by either resignations or expiration of terms; and review board and committee memberships in light of the standing rules of the annual conference.

Asst. Supt. Mark Douglas, Chair (E)

Supt. Michael Traylor (E)

Tim Auw (L)

Tedi Gonzalez (L)

Julie Gray (E)

Mike Kreuch (L)

James Leman (E)

Sayrah Lopez (L)

Ali Mitachi (E)

Ryan Stoops (E)

Heather Baker Utley (E)

Selected Team

Property Team

The Property Team is a specialized team to address property evaluations / inspections, processes associated with new builds / remodels, & skills associated with planning and design related to property.  Approval for any new acquisition and construction begins with the property team and includes the finance team in collaboration with the Advancement team.  The policies and procedures outlined in the current Book of Discipline and best practices associated with the Free Methodist Foundation inform and direct the property team during its evaluation process to the loan application.

Dan Lincoln, Chair

Glen Best

David Gonzalez

Bob Terrell

Selected Team

Advancement Team

An effective Advancement team will function as a resource for TRC churches who are seeking to advance the kingdom of God through expansion of current facilities, promotion of church plants, or economic development using existing facilities. This includes advising Churches on all aspects of advancement including the development and implementation of capital campaigns, collaboration with the conference property in assessing budgets for building projects, and creative approaches to funding projects.

Bob Terrell, Chair

Asst. Supt. Mark Douglas

Rick Day

Julie Gray

Tim Trier

Carol Dumberowski

FMF
Elected Representatives

General Conference Delegates

The General Conference has general organizational, legislative, judicial, promotional and supervisory powers over the activities of the Free Methodist Church USA. The General Conference is composed of an equal number of ministerial and lay delegates elected by each annual conference. The superintendent serves as the first ministerial delegate of the conference by virtue of office. Additional ministerial delegates are elected by ballot. The next general conference will meet in Orlando, Florida in July 2023.

Elders

Supt. Michael Traylor, Chair

Amelia Cleveland-Traylor

Mark W Douglas

James Leman

Magda Ruano

Ali Mitachi (Reserve)

Heather Baker Utley (Reserve)

Lay Leaders

Tim Auw

Deb Baggett

Tedi Gonzalez

John McGee

Vall Messerall

Fani Lopez (Reserve)

Marie Wamukika (Reserve)

Note: Board and Committees are comprised of both Elders (E) and Lay Members (L).

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