Local Leaders

Doug Franck

Doug currently works full time for Search Ministries. He spent 10 years working extensively with CRU at Miami University, and later joined Equipping Ministries in Cincinnati. Doug possesses over 35 years of ministry experience, and has a passion for developing leaders. He and Marilyn love to facilitate Grow Your Marriage groups for couples that are exploring faith and improving their marriages. Doug and Marilyn have two grown children, and one grand-child

John Ransom

John joined the full-time Search staff in April 2019. Originally from Longview, Washington, John attended Lee University at Charlotte where he earned a BS in Christian Education and Pastoral Ministries. While at school in Charlotte, he met his wife, Melissa, of 22 years. John has served in ministry for more than 25 years and most of those within the local church. His most recent ministry role was a church plant in Columbus, Ohio that he co-founded over 8 years ago.

Rachel Williamson Smith

Rachel works very part time for Search in an administrative role. She devotes the rest of her time to raising her two young daughters, 5 and 3, with her wonderful husband Ryan. They also lead a college-aged house church near The Ohio State University campus, where they are involved in engaging seekers in spiritual discussion and discipling younger believers.

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2020 Profile of Champions

2020 Profile of Champions

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