Fellowship of Christian Athletes Welcomes Two New Regional Vice Presidents
Jason Lester Will Drive FCA’s Georgia Ministry Efforts, and Brian Conklin Will Lead Northland Region of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin
May 18, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) is announcing that two new regional vice presidents will lead ministry efforts in Georgia as well as in FCA’s Northland region.
Jason Lester will serve as the Regional Vice President for Georgia and began his new post May 1.
“Jason will transition from his current role as Multi-Area Director for North Georgia and will take the mantle of leadership from Dicky Clark, who for the past 23 years has served and led in our ministry at the highest level,” said Bob Wiedemann, FCA’s U.S. South Division Vice President. “Dicky, in following the lead of the Holy Spirit, feels that now is the time to ‘pass the baton’ to the leader God has raised up for this time and is excited to begin the next season of ministry.”
Clark has words of high praise for his successor.
“Jason has been a tremendous grower of staff and ministry in our region for many years,” Clark said. “He leads well because his heart is for serving his staff first and foremost. He has earned this opportunity, and I along with many others look forward to serving under his leadership.”
Lester has served on FCA staff since 2006 after a 13-year career as a teacher and coach. He has a true passion to see coaches and athletes grow in their relationship with Jesus. Jason and his wife, April, have three daughters: Lindsey, Bailey and Alli Jay.
“I am extremely humbled to have the opportunity to serve the great FCA staff in Georgia,” Lester said.
Rick Isaiah, FCA’s U.S. North Division Vice President, also announced that Brian Conklin will serve as the new Regional Vice President of the Northland Region, which includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
“When we set out to find a new leader for the Northland Region, 1 Samuel 16:1-13 served as the anchor Scripture for selecting a new regional VP,” Isaiah said. “It provides a process and a biblical foundation for identifying who God is calling to leadership. God remained true to His Word and revealed that Brian would lead this region.”
Chris Bubak, FCA’s Nebraska State Director, also shared his thoughts on his team member.
“The very best compliment that I can give is that Brian has been my friend and brother in Christ and has sharpened me in so many different ways,” Bubak said. “I’m a better person and leader today because of Brian Conklin. I know that he will bring that same leadership and love to the Northland Region, and I’m excited to see God use him in the lives of staff, board members and donors in that great region!”
Tim Johnson, FCA Regional Vice President of the Midwest Region, has also served alongside Conklin.
“I am so excited for the future growth and impact of FCA in the Northland Region,” Johnson said. “Brian knows and is committed to the FCA Way, is laser-focused on the FCA mission and inspires those around him by showing them the way.”
Conklin has served on FCA staff for 15 years—three in the Lincoln-Southeast, Nebraska, area and 12 in the Omaha metro area, where the Conklins currently reside. He e H He He `was most recently FCA’s Multi-Area Director in Omaha. Conklin’s FCA experience started as a college athlete as a basketball player at the University of Nebraska, where an internship played a huge role in his calling to FCA staff. He has also served as an Area Representative and Area Director for FCA. He and his wife, Jenny, have three children: Jonah, Abby and Levi.
“I consider it a great honor to help coaches lead their athletes to Christ,” Conklin said.
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