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Meet the staff

  • Rev. Tim Buttrey

    President, Co-Founder, Director of Counseling

    Tim has completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy as well as being a Certified Trainer in The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work. He holds an undergraduate degree in Pastoral Ministries from North Central University. He has been in continuous full-time ministry since 1983. Previous to starting True Relationships in 2001, he and Linda "planted" and pastored Crossroads Church in Temecula, CA for 11 years. Tim is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Tim specializes in caring for couples that find themselves in CRISIS. Tim believes that the best way to help couples that are in crisis is in one of his 4-Day Counseling Intensives. You can contact Tim directly at tim@truerelationships.org.

  • Sheri Schmitt

    Therapist

    Sheri is a licensed therapist (LISW: Licensed Independent Social Worker) holding an undergraduate degree and master’s degree in social work from The Ohio State University. Sheri is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Sheri has observed the power of God at work in the restoration of marriages and families, and feels blessed to have been called to be a part of the transformation. She also has a heart to help guide women to freedom who have suffered from past abuse issues. Sheri lives in Columbus, OH with her husband of 26 years and their two children. You can contact Sheri directly at sheri@truerelationships.org.

  • Sue Buttrey

    Pastoral Counselor

    Sue has completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy as well as being a Certified Trainer in The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work. She completed her bachelor's degree in counseling from Liberty University. Sue's pastoral heart and biblical insight have garnered respect from her clients and everyone that knows her. She serves True Relationships in the capacity of a Pastoral Counselor, and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Sue and Don have three adult children, Ryan, Brandon, and Brianna and three grandchildren, Aila, Avie and Oliver. Here is a fun fact - Sue is Linda's sister and Don is Tim's brother! Yep, all four met at the same moment at their church camp in 1973.  You can contact Sue directly at sue@truerelationships.org.

  • Linda Buttrey

    Executive Director, Co-Founder

    Linda has been Tim's partner in ministry since they were married in 1980. She is multi-gifted and thrives in the behind-the-scenes activities that keep True Relationships in its "sweet spot." You can contact Linda directly at linda@truerelationships.org.

  • Luke Richmond

    Administrative Assistant, Pastoral Counselor

    Luke earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Wright State University. He also holds an advanced diploma from the James Dobson School of Marriage and Family, and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Luke is driven by what he feels is a God-calling to people and relationships. He is married to his lovely bride, Gigi. You can contact Luke directly at luke@truerelationships.org.