Doug Ranck has been in youth ministry for almost 40 years, serving in the Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara, California for 35+ of those years. He coordinates a local network of Youth leaders/pastors, is a member of the WriteGroup with Interlinc, a Senior Advisor in Youth/Children’s ministries with Institute of Collective Trauma and Growth, and has written numerous articles for youth ministry magazines/websites. In 2008 he was published as author of the Creative Bible Lessons Series: Job (Youth Specialties/Zondervan). Doug graduatedå from Greenville College with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministries and from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Religion. Doug is happily married to Nancy, proud father of Kelly (son-in-law Spencer), Landon and Elise, and never gets tired of looking at the Pacific ocean every day, from his office.