Doug Ranck has been in youth ministry for over 40 years, serving in the Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara, California for 35+ of those years where he is Associate Pastor of Youth, Children, and Families. Doug 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 and websites. In 2008 he was published as author of the Creative Bible Lessons Series: Job (Youth Specialties/Zondervan). Doug graduated from Greenville University 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.