Ohio Youth Ministries Staff


Nate Ortiz

Network Youth Director


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.


Carly Sage

OYM Administrative Assitant


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

Youth Alive Director


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.

Area Reps


Mike Hadinger

North Central Area

Sara Good

West Central Area

Travis Wright

East Central Area

Erik Zaborowski

Columbus East Area

Bryan Hart

Cleveland Area

James Aspito

Northeast Area

Jacob Collins

Greater Dayton Area Rep

Britt Luikens

Columbus West Area

Dustin Dieke

Southeast Area

Ryan Tomko

Northwest Area

Andrew King

Greater Cincinnati Area


Youngstown/Warren Area


Akron Area

Randy Perkins

South Central Area

Ministry Directors


Dan McConnell

Young Adults Director

Josh and Tina Pocock

Fine Arts Festival

Matt and Lizz Clark

Pastors Kid's Retreat

Scott Norquest

Teen Bible Quiz

Jonathan Taylor


Church Areas

Cornerstone Community Church A/G, New Life Community Church, Christian Heritage A/G, Bellevue AG, Father’s Heart Healing Center AG ,Cross Community Church, CrossWay AG, Lighthouse AG Church, Litchfield AG, Mansfield First Assembly, Velocity AG, Medina AG, North Fairfield AG, Harvest Ridge Church, Oasis AG, Crossroads Christian Center AG, Erie Shores AG, Calvary Temple, Faith Memorial AG, Vermillion First AG, New Life AG, Willard First AG

Alliance First AG, Marlboro AG, Grace Fellowship, Bethel Temple (Canton), Calvary Temple, City of Hope AG, Carrollton AG, Destiny House AG, Lisbon AG, Louisville First AG, Massillon First AG, True North Church, LifeWay Church, Calvary, Rogers AG, Salineville AG, Monroeville AG, Living Waters Church, EV4 Church

Akron First AG, Celebration Church AG, Akron Springfield AG, Akron Bhutanese, River of Life, Innovation Church, Journey Life Church, Open Door AG, Praise Chapel AG, Crossroads AG, Lighthouse Christian Fellowship AG, Life Church Assembly of God, Christian Life Center AG, Ravenna AG, Faith Community Fellowship, Bethel Church of Tallmadge, Living Faith Worship Center, New Life Christian Center, Radiant Life Church

Real Life AG, Bethel AG, Peoples Church Cincinnati, Real Life AG, Arches at Oak Hill AG, Central AG, Christian Life Center AG, New Beginnings Church AG, New Life Covenant Cincinnati, Tri County AG, International Christian Fellowship Center, Life Changers Church, Healing Word, New Life Community Church, Harrison Avenue, Destiny Church, Mosaic Cincinnati, Greater Cincinnati Russian Church, Milford AG, River of Life AG, LifeChurch Norwood, Grace Pointe AG, Ripley AG, One Church, LifeChurch West Chester, Life Impact Church

Elevation Community Church AG, Harvest Time AG, Word of Grace AG, A New Hope AG- Nowa Nadzieja, Beth-El Messianic Congregation, City Reach Church, City Reach Church Cleveland East, City reach Church Cleveland west, Cleveland Christian AG, ClearView Church AG, Journey Community Church AG, Journey Community Church East, Journey Community Church Jefferson Campus, Journey Community Church Olmsted Falls AG, Rockside Church AG, Covenant AG, Impact Church Cleveland, Mosaic Community Lakewood, Lyndhurst First AG, Immanuel AG, North Olmsted AG, NewSong Church AG, Bethel Temple, Bethany AG, Strongsville LifeChurch, Calvary AG

Trinity AG, Abundant Life AG, Capital City Church AG, City Reach Church Columbus West, Polaris AG, Journey Church AG, Radiant Life Church AG, Harvest AG, Adventure Church, Polaris AG, Faith Assembly Worship Center, CenterPoint Church of Ohio, Christian AG, New Life AG, River of Life AG

Grace Crossing, Centerbrook Church, Christian Life Center, Bethel Christian AG, Destiny Church, New Life Fellowship AG, Church on the Rock, Light of Hope Church AG, englewood Christian AG, Cornerstone AG, Kettering AG, Miamisburg AG, Centerbrook Church, New Lebanon AG, Victory Chapel AG, ClearCreek Christian AG, Abundant Life AG, Springfield First AG, Victory AG, Abundant Life AG, Breath of Life AG, Wilmington AG, Xenia First AG, Yellow Springs Christian Center

Now Church, New Beginnings AG, Calvary Christian Fellowship AG, City Reach Church, Easton Worship Center, Jesus Power AG, Redeemer AG, Eastside Community Church, Vine Life AG, Trinity AG, One Church, New Lebanon AG, Watersedge AG, Crossroads Worship Centre AG, LifeChange Church, REAL Church (Pataskala), C3 Church AG, City Reach Church Columbus, Flourish Church, REAL Church (Pickerington), The Family Church of Pickerington, City Reach Church (Reynoldsburg), Eastgate AG, Simple Church Ohio, Harvest Life Church, Easton Worship Center AG, Oasis City Church

Gateway Church, Chardon AG, Chester Christian Center AG, Word of Grace AG, Conneaut First AG, New Life AG, Covenant AG, Rock of Grace, Victory Lane AG, Lakeshore AG, Living Waters Cathedral AG, Horizons Christian Assembly, North Bloomfield AG, Painesville AG, Freedom AG, Miracle Revival Ministry AG, Faith Community Church AG, The Hope Church AG, Willow Praise AG

Dayspring Church, Bryan First AG, Defiance First AG, Delta AG, Fostoria AG, Journey Church AG, The Dwelling Place AG, The Dwelling Place (Swanton), Calvary Church, New Life AG, The Rock, Bethel AG, The Dwelling Place (Swanton), New Beginnings AG, Toledo Lighthouse Church, Vision Ministries AG, City Reach Church Toledo, Sunlight Church & Community Center, Trinity AG

Cornerstone AG, The Shelter House AG, Family Life Ministry AG, Byesville AG, Lake Drive Fellowship AG, Victory AG, Victory AG Coshocton, Harbor of Hope AG, Word of Life Fellowship AG, Tippecanoe AG, Zanesville First AG, Family Life Ministry AG

Alger AG, Bellefontaine First Family, Tri County Family AG, Parkview AG, Delphos First AG, Dunkirk AG, Findlay First AG, New Life AG, Abundant Life AG, Lima First AG, Piqua the Journey, Living Hope AG, Cornerstone AG, Wapakoneta Community Worship Center, Harvest AG

Bethel AG, Emmanuel Community Church AG, Christian Life Church AG, Rush Church, Victory Christian Center Columbiana Campus, Covenant Life Fellowship, Lakeview AG, Liberty AG, Victory Christian Center Lowellville, High Pointe AG, Summit AG, Newton Falls AG, The Movement Niles, Praise AG, Cornerstone Assembly, New Life AG, Real Life AG, Victory Christian Center Warren Campus, Warren First A/G, Harvest Christian AG, Bridge of Hope AG, Metro AG, Highway Tabernacle, New Beginning AG

New Life Athens, Bainbridge AG, Chillicothe First AG, City Reach Church Circleville, New Life Circleville, Lighthouse AG, Trinity AG, Jackson First AG, New Hope AG, River of Life, Calvary AG, Evangel Temple AG