Nearly half of the population lives in the central valley, an urban sprawl surrounding the capital, San Jose. Four of the churches in the district are in this central valley; the other two are several hours north toward the border with Nicaragua. The priorities for the district are developing leaders, planting churches, strengthening the FM identity and economic sustainability. The district leader, Victor Quesada, also pastors the Montecillos FMC. Over the years connections from Costa Rica resulted in the start of FM work in four other countries in the region.