Meet the team

Cynthia Mainellis

Business and Records
Cindy Mainellis serves as an Administrative Assistant and works primarily in Business and Records. Cindy began her career with Church of God in 1995 working for Women’s Ministries and the Receptionist. Throughout her years at the State Office she has seen her role increase in various responsibilities including assisting the State Ministries Director; design and the layout of Publications for Women’s Ministries and the Covenant Connection.  She is a loving mother and grandmother.   Her favorite pastime is being with her family and enjoying trips to the beach.  She considers it a privilege and blessing to work with great leaders and serve the ministers and spouses among the Church of God in Florida.

Toni Stone

State Treasurer
Toni Stone started at the State Office January 13, 2014. She serves as the State Treasurer. Toni’s responsibilities include monitoring and maintaining all financial aspects of the State Office. Toni has been married to her husband Warren since 1984 and are blessed with two daughters and three granddaughters. Since 1985 Toni & Warren are honored to be members of and to serve the Lord  at Citylife Church. Spending time with family and friends is the joy and priority of Toni’s life.

Karen Thurmond

Credentialing Secretary and
Administrative Assistant for Church Ministries
Karen Thurmond began with the Church of God State Executive Office in September, 2014.  She began her career at the State Office as the Receptionist. Karen now serves as Credentialing Secretary and Administrative Assistant for the Church Ministries Department. She considers it an honor and a blessing to be able to work for such a great organization. Karen has been married to her husband, Jones, since 1986. They have two grown sons, Jordan and Kyle; one wonderful daughter-in-law, Liza; and two beautiful granddaughters. She enjoys sewing and spending time with her family.

Pat Johnson

Administrative Assistant, Finance Department
Pat Johnson has served the Church of God since 1978.  Throughout her tenure her duties have covered a vast range of responsibilities. She began working in the Evangelism and Home Missions Department as the Administrative Assistant to the Directors handling all reporting, various publications and financial management. She has experienced working in other departments such as M.I.P., Senior Adult Ministries for North and South Florida, Laymen’s Ministries, Cross Cultural Ministries and World Missions. Presently, Pat serves part time in our financial department under the direction of the Administrative Bishop. She considers it a great privilege to have worked in so many different ministries within the office and is especially delighted to be a part of such a great organization as the Church of God. In addition to her ministry here at the State Office, her late husband, L.B. Johnson and herself  founded and were pastors of the “Lutz Church of God” for five years,  which is now  known as ”Revolutionary Life”.  She is the Mother of two wonderful Christian children, Cherie Hill and David Edwards, and five wonderful grandchildren.

Rose Busch

Thomas Odom

Administrative Assistant for Youth & Discipleship
 Executive Assistant to the State Administrative Bishop
Rose Busch joins the Florida Church of God Youth & Discipleship Department in the role of Administrative Assistant. While attending CAMS and pursuing her Exhorter credentials, she also serves Forward Community Church of God as the Kids Pastor. In every role her passion for young people and selfless love for others has always been evident. In 2018 Rose-Marie married her forever love, Kory. They have 2 miracle babies, Gracie and Levi. In her down time she loves to spend quality time with family creating new memories. She is honored to be able to serve the next generation with compassion and excellence.
Thomas Odom serves as Executive Assistant to the State Administrative Bishop. Prior to joining the State Office staff full time, Thomas and his wife, Wendy, served as Lead Pastors at Ocoee Church of God for more than 15 years. Thomas is very passionate about Christian Education and works closely with many private Christian schools and childcare centers across the state. Thomas and Wendy have been married for more than 25 years and have three adult children: Cherith (Colten), Titus (Michaelyn), and Meariah; and one grandson: Trace.

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