LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization. After many years as an informal group working within the impulse of Open Door Community Church, Spectrum was founded in 2010 by those who shared the same common goals to build an inclusive network for the LGBTQ+ community in Findlay, Ohio. Since receiving our non-profit status, we have been building on the momentum that has propelled us into new avenues of service to our community.  This has included the forming of support groups, monthly social events, developing an Ally Directory, and expanding Pride month celebrations.


Our mission is to empower our diverse community to lead healthy, successful lives through focused resources, inclusive activities, and a vibrant supportive network serving Findlay and the surrounding communities.


Our vision is to achieve an equitable community for LGBTQ+ people and our allies.


We value excellence, diversity, collaboration, integrity, visibility, inclusivity, advocacy, and community.

Meet Our Staff

Jessi Smith

OhioKAN Navigator

Jessi (she/her/hers) is the OhioKAN Navigator at Spectrum. She graduated with an Associate's in Social Work from Marion Technical College in 2021 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Social Work at Ursuline College. She is committed to working towards changing the systems that marginalize and oppress people and communities. Jessi lives in rural Wyandot County where she spends her time chasing after her three children, four bonus children, and two bonus grandchildren.

Board Members

William Grose


Barry Ratzlaff

Vice President

Elizabeth Aldridge


Sean Diebley

Executive Committee At-Large

Abby Kalkstein

Board Member At-Large

Rebecca Mira

Board Member At-Large

Candice McQueen

Board Member At-Large

Jenna Book

Board Member At-Large

Lisa Miller

Board Member At-Large