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Ohio Ministries Staff

Dr. Esther Cottrell

State Pastor and Director of Ministries

An ordained minister in the Church of God (Anderson, IN), Esther’s ministry experience includes partnering with her husband Chris to serve as Co-Pastors at the Southside Church of God in Muncie, Indiana, Associate Pastor at the Barberton Church of God in Barberton, Ohio, Associate Director of Christian Education at Ohio Ministries, Associate Pastor at the Ansonia, Ohio First Church of God, and serving as a chaplain in Hospice there. In February 2007, Esther joined the Ohio Ministries staff as the Associate Director. Her efforts as Associate Director were focused on church multiplication, developing the next generation of leaders, and coaching pastors and congregations toward sustainable health and growth.

In September 2015, Esther became the 9th Director of Ministries for Ohio Ministries.  In this capacity, she provides resourcing for all 220 congregations and the nearly 600 ministers of the Church of God in Ohio. Esther completed her Doctorate of Ministry degree from Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.  The emphasis of her DMin study was “Growing and Multiplying Churches in North America.”

Esther and her husband Chris have two grown sons, Nathan and Aaron.

Rev. Demetrius Booker

State Associate Pastor for Church Health




Robert Fulton

Director of Finance

Bob joined the Ohio Ministries staff as Director of Finance in 2007. He comes with thirty years of financial experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries, serving as a Controller, Vice President of Finance, and Chief Financial Officer. In the community, he has served as Board of Director member for the Chamber of Commerce and member of the Development Council for Grady Hospital, both in Delaware County. He is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, Inc.

Bob has served at Columbus West Church of God, Columbus, Ohio, as Treasurer and Board of Trustees member; at Meadow Park Church of God, Columbus, Ohio, as member of the Board of Finance, Treasurer, member of the Youth Board, member of the Visioning Task Force for the Children’s Center, and as Chairman of the Board of Staff Relations. In addition to managing the finances of Ohio Ministries, Bob provides encouragement, assistance and training to congregations in the areas of financial planning and bookkeeping.

Bob and his wife Glenna have three grown children and three grandchildren.

 Kyna Shindle

 Administrative Assistant

Kyna loves the office setting and serving others and will help you in any way that she can. She grew up in Ohio and worked in a church office over 20 years. She and her husband, Andy, live in a log cabin in Morrow county and were married in 1978. They currently have three Shetland sheep just for fun and their wool. Their two children are married and blessing them with grandchildren. Music is a big part of her family and they are very active in various states in their own church ministries through music and technology.


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 David Woodward

 Site Director-Camp Marengo/Ohio Retreat Center






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Financial Assistant








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Disaster Relief/Special Projects