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ABC-MI Staff & Contract Consultants

ABC-MI Region Office

4578 South Hagadorn Road 
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-332-3594  
Phone: 800.632.2953 
Fax:     517.332.3186

Contact Us


Rev. Brian Johnson, Executive Minister

Extension 232


Jane Gunneman, Office Administrator

Extension 222     jgunneman@abc-mi.org

*Oversees office staff

*Liaison for outside vendors

*Performs financial/bookkeeping duties

Debbie Hart, Missions Assistant & Receptionist

Extension 221     dhart@abc-mi.org

*Schedules Region Office meeting rooms

*Maintains Region calendar

*Accounts receivable 

Diane Rhodes, Administrative Assistant to the Executive Minister 

Extension 231     drhodes@abc-mi.org

*Supports Executive Minister

*Updates ABC-MI website

*E-Link editor


Rev. Tom Case, Consultant to Churches

Rev. Case retired from pastoral ministry after serving the Ganges, Fennville congregation for 27 years.  His father, Delmar Case,  also served as a pastor in our Region.  Combined, the Case family has blessed our region with leadership for more than fifty-five years!  At his retirement, he made it clear to Dr. Williams of his desire to be an encourager to churches and pastors.  To that end, he has contracted with the ABC-MI to visit congregations to strengthen the “associational principle” and extend care to churches and pastors. pastortomcase@gmail.com.

Rev. Tucker Gunneman, Contract Consultant to Churches


Rev. Gunneman provides assistance to congregations in transition on a limited basis. He supplements the work of Rev. Owens and Rev. Walker as requested by the Executive Minister.  He currently serves as the transitional pastor of First Baptist Church in Davison, MI.  Over the years he has served serveral ABC-MI congregations as transitional pastor and has resourced churches in transition.  tjhandymanmi@gmail.com 




Rev. Dr. Ross Lucas, Contract Consultant for Conflict Transformation


Rev. Dr. Lucas provides assistance to congregations in transition. He has had extensive training in conflict management and mediation and has guided numerous churches through a process of redemptive conflict that can lead to healing.  He currently serves as the transitional pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church in Battle Creek, MI.  rtlucas@aol.com



Rev. Ed Owens, Consultant for Transitioning Ministries

Rev. Owens is serving as one of our Consultants for Transitioning Ministries.  In this role, he (1) works with church leadership to help determine what is needed during the transitional period to ensure the congregation is at the healthiest place to welcome their next pastoral leader; (2) works with pastoral search committees to organize their work and provide profiles for their consideration; and (3) assists in securing transitional pastors for congregations with whom he is consulting. edgarlowens@gmail.com.

Mrs. Lynne Punnett, Consultant for Region Mission Teams

Mrs. Punnett began serving as our coordinator of Region Mission Teams in April of 2013.  She has organized multiple Haiti Construction Teams since 2011, with the most recent in 2015.  She is available to individuals and congregations interested in participating in our region`s Haiti Mission effort.  Mrs. Punnett is a member of First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti. lynnepunnett@yahoo.com.



Rev. Bill Walker, Consultant for Urban Ministries

Rev. Bill Walker serves as a Good Will Ambassador on behalf of the Region.  In this role, he visits a couple of congregations per month on behalf of Dr. Williams (our Region Executive Minster) and the ABC-MI Region family.  These visits affirm the local pastor and congregation's ministry and are a reminder of our work together in missions.  walkerbill024@gmail.com.