From Wesleyan Discipline
3360. An ordained minister on reserve is one available for appointment but left without one (1240:1:C). The ordained minister on reserve shall be a voting member of the district conference (317; 1083:1). An ordained minister remaining on reserve for two consecutive years without definite appointment shall be automatically transferred to the list of ordained ministers without appointment (3380) unless continued on reserve by the district conference (1180:24c).