Central Columbus Staff

Central Columbus Area Director
Chris Ramsey

Chris is a graduate of OSU with a B.S. in Agriculture.   Upon graduation, Chris worked in construction management for six years managing medical and hospital construction projects in Westerville, Ohio then moving on to manage the planning and building of schools for Marysville and Pickerington. In 2011, Chris felt called to leave the corporate world and join the YoungLife staff full time as the Central Columbus Area Director. For the past five years, Chris and his wife Mary have dedicated their lives to bringing the love of Jesus to countless teenagers. During this time, Chris and Mary have grown their own family to include their two children, Savannah and Braden. The Ramseys live in Upper Arlington.

Central Columbus Staff Associate
Allie Smith
Email: aesmith1305@gmail.com

​Allie, a Bowling Green, Ohio native, is a graduate of Ohio State. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in Spanish and Nonprofit Studies. In addition to that, she served as a volunteer leader with Young Life College and was involved with several other campus organizations. Allie serves as a leader at Bexley High School and will look to continue growing Young Life at Capital University.​

Central Columbus Area Administrator
Elaina Johns
Email: centralareayl@gmail.com

​Elaina graduated from Ohio State and led Young Life in Pickerington while in school.  Elaina, her husband AJ, and their son, Grayson, live in Pickerington.

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Chris Ramsey
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Chris and his wife Mary "Buckeyes all the way"
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Chris, Mary, Savannah and Braden
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Allie Smith

Young Life Central Columbus | 3857 N High St Ste 302 Columbus, OH 43214-3752

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