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Chaplains Association of the Free Methodist Church



As we love others.
Matthew 25:40



As we make disciples.
Matthew 28:19-20



As we love God.
Matthew 22:37

Interested in Chaplaincy? Please contact us!

Co-Directors of Chaplain Ministries

Chaplain Tim Porter (DMin, Lt Col USAF Ret.); Endorsing Agent Rev. Patricia Porter

Dr. Tim Porter

Chaplain, Lt Col,
USAF (ret), DMin
Endorsing Agent

Rev. Patricia Porter


Free Methodist Chaplaincy is a specific calling to represent the Free Methodist Church – USA in specialized ministry settings as an extension of the denomination and the chaplain’s ordaining conference.

Free Methodist Chaplains are serving in hospitals, hospice and palliative care, college campuses, retirement centers and nursing homes, counseling centers, marketplace and community interest groups, special schools, county jails, state and federal prisons, VA medical centers, police/fire/emergency services, and Army, Navy, Air Force Chaplaincies (in the USA and overseas). In these places the Holy Spirit is at work and He beckons us to, “Come and minister to the deep spiritual needs of people.”

Diane Munoz

Hospice of the Blue Grass


Ch, Capt Steve Coates

Force Chaplain, Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES)

B. Elliott Renfroe

Westminster Village, Continuing Care Retirement Community



The Free Methodist Church integrates chaplaincy ministries into the overall ministry of the church. Any chaplain that is identified as Free Methodist will be ecclesiastically credentialed and an active member of the Free Methodist Chaplains Association (FMCA).

All members of the Free Methodist Chaplains Association know that they are connected to a positive and supportive family and network of chaplains.


There are two categories of Ecclesiastical Chaplain Credentials:

Ecclesiastical Chaplain Endorsement
  • Must be an ordained Elder
  • Must meet employer’s chaplain
  • Appointed to “denominational service”
Ecclesiastical Chaplain Candidate Endorsement
  • United States Armed Forces during the second year of seminary
  • CMCs depending on employing

Clinical Pastoral Education  

Sept 2020 Webinar 

Contributions in support of this ministry may be made through FMCUSA:

FMCUSA Finance Dept.
attn: Chaplains Account
770 N. High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46214-3756


Daleasha Hall


Systems Director Post-Acute Care PeaceHealth
Vancouver, WA

Samuel Cabrera

Sam Cabrera

Vice President

Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center
Indianapolis, IN

Larry Lyons

Larry Lyons


Spiritual Care Manager
St Mary Mercy Hospital
Livonia, MI

B. Elliott Refroe

B. Elliott Refroe

Member at Large

West Minster Village Retirement Community
Wheaton, IL

Cheri Coleman

Cheri Coleman

Member at Large

CPE Supervisor
Clinical VA Loma Linda Health Care System
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Ray Leach

Chaplain (LTC) Ray Leach

Member at Large

Deputy Command Chaplain
Theater Sustainment Command
Belle Chasse, LA

Rev. Cheri Coleman is an ordained minister in the Southern California Conference and a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisory Chaplain at Loma Linda Veterans Affairs Healthcare Systems.  She was recently elected to serve as a Member on the FMCA Executive Committee and she was one of four Distinguished Service Medallion recipients at the August 2021 Professional Development Training conference in Colorado Springs, CO.  Cheri is the first female chaplain from the Southern California Conference to receive the Medallion.