Department of Women


Department of Women

Dr. Thelma H. Giles-Butts, Jurisdictional Supervisor

Executive Board
District Missionaries Chair - Mother Beatrice Bannerman
Dean - Mother Nadine Holmes
Executive Secretary - Lady Ida Bradford

Administrative Staff
Supervisor's Adjutants
Sister Catrina Burwell
Sister Sandra Gadson
District Missionary Janis Tabbs

VIP Protocol/Registration - Evangelist Brenda Johnson
Registration - Evangelist Viney L. Smith

Contact Us
Evangelist Viney L. Smith, Administrative Staff
Phone: 513-290-3692
Fax: 513-297-5864

Mother Thelma Butts an anointed "Teacher by Gift."

She serves as Keynote Speaker, Seminar Instructor and Motivational Catalyst in various areas for Women's Retreats, Workshops, Leadership Dynamics, Marital Team Building as well as Professionalism in the Workplace.

She has volunteered for the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and the Summit County Mental Health Association. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Christian Education Association for one year and as Instructor for several years.

Mother Butts has served in the Church of God In Christ for many years. Her experiences are valuable in various areas: Workshop Coordinator and Advisory Board of the Akron District Department of Women, Chairman of the Program Committee for the Jurisdiction, Certified Trainer for E.T.A. Courses, Ohio North Jurisdictional Sunday School Field Representative, Jurisdictional Sunday School Superintendent, and International Sunday School Children's Ministry Director.

In May of 2005, Mother Butts was selected Jurisdictional Supervisor of the Department of Women of Ohio North First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction by Bishop Walter E. Jordan, and is presently serving in this position with Bishop Edward T. Cook.

On May 26, 2013, Mother Thelma Giles-Butts was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Religious Education from the Northeast Ohio School of Ministry.

She was approved as a member of the Executive Board for the International Department of Women under the leadership of the General Supervisor, Mother Willie Mae Rivers in 2014.

In 2017, Mother was appointed Area Representative for Region #5 by the General Supervisor of the Church Of God In Christ Department of Women, Mother Barbara McCoo Lewis.

She is a member of "The Rock" Church of God In Christ where Elder Adam F. Giles is Pastor. She serves as Church Mother and in other capacities of the local church.

Personally, Mother Butts retired as Assistant Manager from the Bell Telephone Company after 32 years of service. She was the wife of the late Cornelius Butts and has one daughter, Debra; son-in-love Kevin; two grandsons, Kevin II and Kyle (Karen) Boone and 4 great-grandchildren,
Deziree, Kamaryn, Liam, and Kaidan.

"Praise God for every step in her life's journey!"






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