The Free Methodist Church in the U.K. and Ireland has been undertaking a significant leadership review. Under the Rev. John Townley as the appointed U.K. national leader, other ministry leaders have been identified and released in this new leadership framework, enabling the work to develop further and grow. The FMC in the United Kingdom and Ireland is active in missions ministry and has sent several VISA teams. Sheila Etherington, who served in Rwanda, was the first FM missionary sent from the United Kingdom-Great Britain Conference..