METRO EAST STAFF
Eddie grew up in St. Louis and attended Fort Zumwalt West high school. He earned a degree in Education and played baseball at Lindenwood University. After college, Eddie coached high school baseball for 4 years and joined FCA staff in the summer of 2017. He is excited to share the love of Christ to coaches and athletes all throughout the Metro East.
Mark has been on staff since 2017, and he has previously worked in business management, student ministry, and overseas missions. He has been involved with athletics his whole life, both as an athlete and as a coach, and he loves the intersection of his passion for sports and the gospel in FCA. Mark has been married to his wife Joni since 1998, and they have seven children and a dog. Mark’s favorite verse is Acts 20:24.
Programs, Events, & Development Administrator
Kelsie moved to St. Louis in 2008 to play volleyball and cheer at McKendree University where she earned a BS in Health, Wellness, & Sports Performance. She continued her education at Washington University in St. Louis, earning a Masters in Public Health. Kelsie has a passion for athletics and has enjoyed coaching cheer and gymnastics for the past 13 years. She hopes to bridge her love for athletics and ministry at FCA.
What is FCA?
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Certified Campus, Coaches & Community Huddles
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives...one heart at a time. Since 1954 nationally, and since 1965 in the Greater St. Louis area, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high, and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering, and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
Coaches Serving in the Ministry
Student Athletes to Camp
To see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.
FCA Connection Points
What: A campus huddle is a small group bible study for athletes from multiple sports teams and all whom they influence.
Where: FCA Campus Huddles are held at various locations on and off campus. This can be in classrooms, auditoriums, gyms, libraries, homes, churches, etc. Meeting sites are selected by local leadership.
When: FCA Campus Huddles are held on campus during non-instructional time. They can also be held off campus. This can be before school, during lunch periods, after school, after practice, in the evening, etc.
FCA Camp takes the best attributes of an athletic-focused camp and a spiritual-focused camp and combines them into an athletic/spiritual experience like none other.
FCA Camp removes athletes and coaches from the rut and routine of their sport, friends/co-workers and community and places them into an exciting, healthy, athletic environment that allows them to pursue their passion for sport and clearly see and hear the Christ's passion for them.
FCA Coaches Ministry is the ministry program to coaches through huddles, events, training and resources.
The coach is one of the most influential individuals in our society. It has been said that a coach will influence more people in one year than most people will in a lifetime.
FCA seeks to equip and encourage coaches to grow in their faith and become transformational in how they coach their athletes and influence other coaches.