Servant Leaders

Wesleyan Methodist churches are normally governed by a team of Servant Leaders (the equivalent of elders) who are appointed through a discernment process. Because Commoners is a newly forming community of faith, we expect that team to emerge and form among members within the faith community over time. Currently the formation of the community is curated by Rev. Frank and Melva Ritchie.

Reverend Frank Ritchie

Rev. Frank is an ordained Wesleyan Methodist minister. He’s convinced that as we open our lives to the presence of God, the natural outcome is a world more tuned towards justice.

Melva Ritchie

Melva works as a speech and language therapist. She’s the amazing person who makes sure Commoners is functioning well behind the scenes. Her and Frank have one lovely daughter.


Communities are about people. This one is no exception. If you would like to call Commoners your community of faith, let us know. We would love to journey with you through the ups and downs of life.