Ohio Ministries Staff
Dr. Esther Cottrell
In September 2015, Esther became the 9th Director of Ministries for Ohio Ministries, and the first woman to hold this position. In this capacity, she and her powerful and diverse staff provide resourcing for all 210 congregations and the more than 700 ministers of the Church of God in Ohio. The focus for state ministry in Ohio is leadership development, church transformation, and church multiplication within the churches with the anticipated goal of making more and better disciples, leaders and churches.
Esther is a proud alumnae of Anderson University, receiving her B.A. and 2 master’s degrees from the university and School of Theology. She also has earned a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. The emphasis of her D.Min. study was “Growing and Multiplying Churches in North America.”
Esther and her husband Chris live in Delaware, OH. They have two grown sons, Nathan and Aaron, one daughter-in-love, Katie, and the most beautiful grandson in the world, Isaac.
Rev. Demetrius Booker
In a few months, the members and Pastor of the church recognized the call of God upon his life and at the age of 16, he preached his first sermon.
Through the years, Rev Booker has amassed a lot of accomplishments and wins for the Kingdom!
He graduated from Azusa Pacific University in California with degrees in Religion and Communication. He received a Master’s Degree from Southern California School of Ministry. Upon graduation from management school and certifications from Cornell Business School, Rev Booker skills led him into management where he supervised multimillion-dollar business units which included The Kroger Co., PepsiCo’s Taco Bell Division, Wendy’s International, Churches Chicken and Burger King Restaurant. It was at Wendy’s that he won the Executive of the Year Award for his ability to improve not only the bottom line, but also his record setting operations which ranked highest among his peers and in the company.
It was on September 11, 2001 that Rev. Booker, then a bi-vocational Pastor and Corporate Executive, was planning for an upcoming business meeting when he watched on television the devastation of the World Trade. It was at that moment that he decided, “If people could be taught to hate and destroy, he must dedicate his life to teach people to love and build”! The following year, Reverend Booker walked away from Corporate America and pursued full-time ministry at part-time pay.
It was during these lean financial years, that God abundantly enriched both his family and congregation. During those lean years, his wife and three daughters all received their college degrees and he went on to attain certifications in Coaching. Rev Booker was Adjunct Professor at Southern California School of Ministry (Detroit Campus) where he taught Systematic Theology and New Testament Greek.
On the Local, state and national level Rev. Booker served as Vice President and Treasurer of the Metropolitan Area Ministerial Fellowship; Founder of the Cognizance (a non-profit charity organization whose mission is to feed and empower the poor); Church Health Minister for the Church of God In Michigan, He is the State Associate Pastor for the Churches of God in Ohio.
His wife (Doreen) of forty years, retired for the University of Michigan Hospital Systems as a Business Analyst. All three of their daughters (Danyelle, Dana and Dominique) are public servants and work in the field of Health and Human Services.
On the national scene, he has served on the SHAPE Implementation team (funded by Lilly Endowment), and presently serves on the both the Clergy Advocate Group, and the Bylaws and Organizational Committee (BYOC) of the Church of God (Anderson).
Nancy has been in bi-vocational ministry for over 20 years serving in worship ministries for the Church of God as well as employed as a book keeper and finance manager in the Middletown area.
Besides serving in the church, Kim has worked in a variety of areas from business to education. She served at a business consulting firm; worked in sales at a christian book publishing house; sold ThirtyOne and other items. Kim has also taught preschool, kindergarten, and 4th grade. She especially enjoyed teaching the kindergartners to read. Kim enjoyed her years serving as an administrative assistant at a local high school where she handled report cards, transcripts, scheduling, activity and sport’s accounts, along with other basic duties such as attendance. She is currently assisting with professional development at her local Educational Servicing Center which serves 17 school districts along with working 3/4 time at Connection Point.
Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and her family. Kim and Alan will celebrate their 30th Anniversary in August. They enjoy hiking, biking, waterfalls, fishing, kayaking and basically anything outdoors. They have two grown children who both got married in 2018. Matt is married to Victoria and they serve in the Salvation Army. Rachel is married to William and he is in the Army and stationed in Washington, DC.
Kim is an alumnae of Anderson University, receiving her B.A. with a double major in Business Management and Marketing.