Who We Are...

From urban Cleveland, through the farmlands and small-town rural Ohio, ​to the country roads of beautiful West Virginia, and the unbridled spirit of Kentucky, we come together as one to BE Christ's love, DO His work and GO into the world proclaiming his good news. 

When we think of sharing the Good News about hope in Jesus, God's love and forgiveness, and life in God's spirit we are talking about a way of being. When we draw close to God, God draws close to us and we can be who we truly are in Christ. When we think of discipleship, it is about allowing our lives to be formed in the process of following Jesus, with our whole person and community, engaging in God's mission and presence already present, and inviting others to do the same.

When we think of an art form discovered in the journey of following Jesus and the accountability of community, we are thinking of leadership. Christ-following leaders are often formed along the way and always in process and only ever arrive in further depths and variety of growing in grace and transforming relationships with God and others


USA Field NYI embraces the purpose of Nazarene Youth International: “To lead youth into a relationship with Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, and establish them as His disciples, characterized by a life of holiness expressed through devotion, worship, fellowship, stewardship, and witness.”

Our Team (The ECF Council)

James Smith 

ECF Field Chair

Nate Porter

Vice-Chair of Events

Amanda Ballmer

Vice-Chair of Marketing & Communication

John Monasky

BLAST Director

Richie Griffith

North West Ohio DP

Sarah Mowry

Vice-Chair of Finance

Mark Ice

West Virgina South DP

Drew Aaron

South Central Ohio DP

Larry Ritterbeck

East Ohio DP

Ben Price

North Central Ohio DP

Cheryl Sharps

MVNU Events Partner

Rob Stanley


Phil Starr

Vice-Chair of Training

Miranda Musick

ECF Secretary

Craig Moore

West Virginia North DP

Jerrod Covert

South West Ohio DP

Joey Butsch

Eastern Kentucky DP

Todd Thomas

Bible Quiz Director