In 2015, Nate Ortiz relocated to the Columbus area to serve as the Youth Director for the Ohio Ministry Network focused on resourcing local churches to reach young people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Previously, he served for ten years as Youth and Young Adult Pastor at Victory Christian Center (VCC) in Youngstown, Ohio, providing leadership for the seven other campus youth pastors. During that time, he also had the opportunity to speak at youth conferences, schools, and churches as well as direct the VCC youth center and teach at their school of ministry. Nate also worked with ESPN and Sports Illustrated as the Field Producer on the 30 for 30 Film Youngstown Boys. He resides in Delaware, Ohio, with his wife Lisa and their two sons, Amari and Gianni.
Ohio Youth Ministries Staff
Carly is the assistant to Nate Ortiz in the Youth Ministries Department. Carly is a graduate of Victory School of Ministry in Youngstown Ohio. At Victory Christian Center she served as a long time youth leader and became very passionate to serve the next generation, and teach them how to serve Jesus.Carly has been on 3 stateside missions trips, and 4 international missions trips. She loves to travel and see the work of the Lord displayed in all people groups. At the age of 14 She fully dedicated her life to the Lord at High School Camp, and is honored to be apart of cultivating an environment for more teens to meet Jesus that same way.
Chad Tusing serves with the Ohio Ministry Network as the Youth Alive Director, where his mission is to empower students to impact their schools, their community, and the world. He grew up in Cleveland, OH and comes from a family of six.
He is a proud graduate from Moody Bible Institute with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. Shortly after graduating, he served as the Student Ministries Pastor at Trinity Worship Center in Mount Vernon, OH and remained there for two years until transitioning into Youth Alive in 2018.
Matt and Lizz Clark
Josh and Tina Pocock
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