General Assembly
of the Church of God
in Michigan

"equipping local congregations
to extend the Kingdom of God"

2023 Leadership Directory

Board of Directors

Tad Mellish, Chair; Charles Nebus, Vice-Chair; James Matt, Secretary; Joshua Brandt, Theresa Cross, Jeff Eckman, Cathy Ganus, Doug Irving, Wendell Thompson, Ed Whitaker, Mark Richardson, Sheila Granger, ex-officio.

Executive Committee

Tad Mellish

Rev. Tad Mellish, Chair

NorthernLight Church of God, Cadillac

I have been married to my beautiful wife for more than 25 years and have one son. I am also, retired from the United States Air Force where I served as the Group Staff Agency Superintendent. During my time there, I managed personnel, budgets, and additional management resources. I am currently serving as a Pastor at NorthernLight Church of God in Cadillac for more than six years.

Charles Nebus

Charles Nebus, Vice-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 churchs Pastoral Search Committee. He is currently authoring a book on Christian Leadership and seeks a future serving in Gods Kingdom.

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; Carl Baker, Terry Bernard, Robert Confer, Chariese Matthews, Ronald Nuckles, Emily Sparks, Mark Richardson, staff.

Pastoral Health Ministry

Jeffrey Eckman, Chair; Tim Broyles, Portia Davis-Mann, Mary Lockley, Carron Odokara, Suhailah Talibah, Sheryl Thompson, Jerry Lyon, Church Health Minister, and Mark Richardson, staff.

Youth Ministry

Emily Potter, Chair; John Davis, Jesse Hargett, Trevor Moody, Veronica Roesly, Heidi Rysko, Mark Staton II, Ex-officio: Ken Forsman, Michigan Singers; Kelley Dendel, Warner Camp; Ben Kreider, MSLI; Connie Graham, Director of Youth Ministry, Mark Richardson, staff.

Assembly Committees/Task Forces

360 Ministry Conference Task Force

Tom Bader, April Crump, Rhyan Glezman, David Johnson, Debb Lyon, Jerry Lyon, Sharon Richardson, Mark Richardson, staff.

Audit Committee

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

Business Committee

Theron Kersey, Michael Potter, Matthew Stone, Robert Tramel, Julie Wiseman, Mark Richardson, staff.

Children's Ministry Task Force

Clyde Beaver, Sheryl Blake, Becky Rodriguez, William Shepard, Mark Richardson, staff.

Michigan Student Leadership Institute (MSLI)

Ben Kreider, Chair; Jim Sirks, Kevin Tippin, Connie Graham, Director of Youth Ministry, Mark Richardson, staff.

Personnel Committee

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

Program Committee

Charles Nebus, Chair; Dwight Fontenot, Nathanael Lyon, David Rails, Erin Taylor, Mark Richardson, staff.

Youth Convention Task Force

Ralene Dungan, Tori Eckman, Adam Rentas, Jenny Salas, Jim Sirks, Brian Spitters, Jessica Staton, Dan Steenbergh, Connie Graham, Director of Youth Ministry, Mark Richardson, staff.

Youth Winter Retreat Task Force

Krystal Kotesky, Mike Mazurek, Alex Merren, and Connie Graham, Director of Youth Ministry, Mark Richardson, staff.