General Assembly
of the Church of God
in Michigan

"equipping local congregations
to extend the Kingdom of God"

2024 Leadership Directory

Board of Directors

Charles Nebus, Chair; Dale Turner, Vice-Chair; James Matt, Secretary; Joshua Brandt, Theresa Cross, Jeff Eckman, Cathy Ganus, Mark Staton II, Wendell Thompson, Ed Whitaker, Mark Richardson, Tad Mellish, ex-officio.

Executive Committee

Charles Nebus

Charles Nebus, Chair

Farmington Hills Church of God, Farmington Hills

Chuck retired in 2020, after 46 years of joyful and fulfilling service in Law Enforcement. He served six years as the Director of Public Safety for Police and Fire Services in Farmington, and for 10 years as the Police Chief in Farmington Hills. Chuck is a graduate of the Michigan State Police and FBI National Academies. He is a former police academy instructor and regular panel member at the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, New Police Chief School. He is the past president of the Oakland County and Southeast Michigan Chiefs of Police. Chuck and his wife Roberta met in high school and have been happily married for 46 years. They attend Farmington Hills Church of God, have two sons, and two grandchildren. Chuck recently served as the Chair of the church's Pastoral Search Committee. He is currently authoring a book on Christian Leadership and seeks a future serving in God's Kingdom.

Dale Turner

Rev. Dale Turner, Vice-Chair

Lighthouse Community Church of God, Redford

Pastor Dale Turner is the lead pastor at Lighthouse Community Church. She has served the Church of God at the local and state levels. Serving as the Youth Director of the Greater Detroit Metropolitan Fellowship, overseeing youth rallies for the Detroit Metropolitan area. A Member of the Church of God in Michigan, Credentials Ministry Team, Workshop presenter, Interim pastor, and Ministry Coach.

James Matt

Rev. James Matt, Secretary

Bethany Church of God, Sterling Heights

James Matt is the Bi-Vocational Pastor who has been serving as the Senior Pastor at Bethany Church of God in Sterling Heights, Michigan for the last 20 years. He has a business degree and a biblical degree from Rochester University, and a Master in Christian Ministry from Anderson University. James is also working on his doctorate in Leadership Transformation from Ashland Theological Seminary. James is married to his wife Beth for over 43 years, and has three adult children, Laurie, Sarah and Samuel along with nine grandchildren.

Assembly Ministries

Credentials Ministry

Joshua Brandt, Chair; Terry Bernard, Robert Confer, Chariese Matthews, Ronald Nuckles, JJ Perry, Emily Sparks, Mark Richardson, staff.

Pastoral Health Ministry

Jeffrey Eckman, Chair; Tim Broyles, Marc Danapilis, Portia Davis-Mann, Erin Glezman, Michael Harris, Carron Odokara, and Mark Richardson, staff.

Youth Ministry

Emily Potter, Chair; Rachel Bird, Jesse Hargett, Mike Mazurek, Trevor Moody, Veronica Roesly, Heidi Rysko, Ex-officio: Ken Forsman, Michigan Singers; Scot Bale, Warner Camp; Ben Kreider, MSLI; Emily Potter, Youth Ministry Team Leader, Mark Richardson, staff.

Assembly Committees/Task Forces

360 Ministry Leadership Conference Task Force

April Crump, Erin Glezman, Cameron Kreager, Debb Lyon, Jerry Lyon, Sharon Richardson, Robert Tramel, Mark Richardson, staff.

Audit Committee

Robin Cook, Mary Hirakis, Vance Kupisch, Jaela McQuillan, Paul Myers, Mark Richardson, staff.

Business Committee

Theron Kersey, Chris Slosser, Matthew Stone, Robert Tramel, Julie Wiseman, Mark Richardson, staff.

Children's Ministry Task Force

Clyde Beaver, Mark Richardson, staff.

Michigan Student Leadership Institute (MSLI)

Ben Kreider, Chair; Kathy Jo Kindy, Jim Sirks, Kevin Tippin, Emily Potter, Youth Ministry Team Leader, Mark Richardson, staff.

Personnel Committee

Alruthus Dulin, Greg Gordon, William Jones, Jerome Willis, Mark Richardson, staff.

Program Committee

Dale Turner, Chair; Dwight Fontenot, Nathanael Lyon, Erin Taylor, Mark Richardson, staff.

Youth Convention Task Force

Adam Rentas, Chair; Ralene Dungan, Jenny Salas, Brian Spitters, Jessica Staton, Emily Potter, Youth Ministry Team Leader, Mark Richardson, staff.

Youth Winter Retreat Task Force

Connie Graham, Chair, Tony Casey, Krystal Kotesky, Mike Mazurek, Alex Merren, and Mark Richardson, staff.