Williams is the First Woman to Hold the Title of Regional Vice President in FCA History
August 13, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) is delighted to announce that Kim Williams, previous coach, athlete, and Multi-Area Director with FCA, has been named Regional Vice President of the Carolinas Region. The appointment of Williams to this position is significant as she is the first woman to earn the title of Regional Vice President in FCA history.
The nomination has been met with unanimous praise from other staff members within FCA.
Bob Wiedemann, FCA Divisional VP for South USA, stated, “Kim has served with FCA for seven years, beginning her journey as an area rep in Columbia, South Carolina. Over the course of her time with FCA, the Lord has continued to expand her sphere of influence as a leader as she’s taken on greater responsibility throughout the states of both South Carolina and North Carolina. Kim has been instrumental in the development of key staff leaders, leadership boards, and financial resources, and her humble spirit and giftedness to inspire others to fulfill their God-given purpose make her a leader whom people love to follow. It’s a blessing to our ministry to have Kim now serve as the Regional VP for the Carolinas.”
Williams has always been involved in athletics. Growing up in Amarillo, Texas, she played volleyball for her middle school and high school and was the first female to receive a full scholarship to the University of Texas at Arlington, where she became team captain and was named most valuable player her senior season. After graduating, Williams went home and became a middle and high school volleyball coach before taking her talents to West Texas A&M as a coach, where they won the first National Championship in the school’s history. She eventually landed at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC in 1993. After 13 seasons, Williams resigned from coaching in 2005 as the winningest volleyball coach in the school’s history.
After coaching, Williams had a career in marketing, but was always thinking back to her love of athletics and how it impacted her life. After hearing current FCA president Shane Williamson speak at a conference about how FCA seeks to use coaches and athletes to direct people to the love of Christ, Williams knew that this was the direction the Lord wanted her to go. In 2014, Kim started FCA Volleyball & Women’s Ministry and in January 2018, she became the Multi-Area Director for the Midlands of South Carolina.
Said Williams, “It is by the Lord’s amazing grace that He has me in this place at this time. My prayer has been to be used completely for His glory; not my will, but His. I am humbled by the opportunity and grateful to the Executive Leadership and the committee for their work and faith.”
FCA’s theme for 2021 is Pursue, based on 1 Timothy 6:11: “Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.” FCA encourages its members to pursue God’s use of His Word as an anchor, grounding Christians as they look to His Kingdom.
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