Gena Harris Lewis 

Gena has over thirty years of professional experience working with individuals and families. Gena has had the pleasure of serving at several Metro Detroit Human Services agencies; COTS, where she served in numerous positions. The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, serving as Director of Oasis Homeless Shelter and Transitional Housing for Men; a Career Advisor for MI Works; and Executive Director of Child’s Hope an organization devoted to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. In 2014 Gena reestablished her employment with COTS, where she currently serves as the Director of Domestic Violence Services, and as a Life Coach, assisting families through and out of the cycle of poverty. 

Gena is a graduate of Spring Arbor University, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Family Studies. She is a certified Family Life Educator and, a graduate of the DeVos Urban Youth Initiative. Gena also serves on the Transition Team for the United Conference for Women. 


Gena is a conference speaker and workshop facilitator; as well as an Adjunct Professor for Moody Bible Institute-Michigan Regional Classrooms where she teaches Biblical Lay Counseling.    


Gena is married to Thomas Lewis. They are members of Hope United Methodist Church. Thomas serves as a Lay Minister, and member of the male chorus. Gena serves as a Sunday School Teacher, and with the Missions Ministry. 


Gena is a former member of Metropolitan Community Tabernacle where she served in the Sunday School Department and Youth and Women’s Ministries. Gena provided spiritual counseling and guidance for individuals and families at Metropolitan.


A born again Christian, Gena feels a true commitment to biblical family values and spiritual wellness and the education of individuals toward these ends.