Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ (FCA) vision is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Its mission is to present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. FCA’s values include Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.

Since 1954, FCA has challenged coaches and athletes to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is cultivating Christian principles in local communities nationwide by encouraging, equipping and empowering others to serve as examples and to make a difference. Reaching approximately two million people annually on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels, FCA focuses its ministry efforts on building relationships with coaches and athletes in order that they might trust Jesus, honor God in their lives and help others do the same, ultimately becoming a “full-circle follower” of Jesus Christ. FCA reaches coaches and athletes through Huddles, events, training and resources.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Spokespersons

fca_shanewilliamson_cropShane Williamson

Shane Williamson was named the eighth president and CEO of Fellowship of Christian Athletes in October 2016 and officially began leading the international sports ministry on Jan. 1, 2017.

Before becoming president of FCA, Williamson served as FCA’s Executive Director of Field Ministry since September 2014 and has been involved with FCA for 24 years. He was also the Vice President of Field Ministry for the Carolinas from 2011-2014, Multi-Area Director for Metro Atlanta from 2005-2011 and the Area Director for Upstate South Carolina from 2002-2005.

Before Williamson’s employment with the ministry, he was involved with FCA as a sponsor while working as a teacher and coach from 1992-2002 in four South Carolina high schools. That decade of hands-on experience allows Williamson to personally understand and relate to coaches and athletes on a unique level.

A native of Loris, S.C., Williamson attended Wofford College, earning a bachelor’s degree in biology while playing football for current coach Mike Ayers and serving as an officer in the FCA Huddle there. He then attended Converse College, earning a master’s degree in secondary education.

Williamson and his wife, Angel, have four children. He enjoys coaching his daughter in soccer as well as both his daughter and son in basketball and flag football. Download headshot…


fca_danbritton_cropDan Britton 

Dan Britton serves as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Executive Vice President of International Ministry at the National Support Center in Kansas City. He has been on FCA staff since 1991, first serving for 13 years in Virginia and most recently as the Executive Vice President of Ministry Programs and Training. In high school and college, Britton was a standout lacrosse player and continued his lacrosse career by playing professional indoor lacrosse for four years with the Baltimore Thunder.

He has co-authored three books, “One Word That Will Change Your Life,” “WisdomWalks” and “WisdomWalks SPORTS,” and he is the author and editor of 11 FCA books. He still plays and coaches lacrosse and enjoys running marathons.

He and his wife, Dawn, reside in Overland Park, Kan., with their three children. Download headshot…


fca_nancyhedrick_cropNancy Hedrick

Nancy Hedrick serves as the Executive Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the National Support Center in Kansas City, Mo. She oversees communications and marketing as well as public and media relations, FCA Magazine, national events and donor services.

Before joining FCA in September 2004, Hedrick first worked at General Mills in Minneapolis, Minn., in various roles, including Director of Marketing and Sales. She then moved to ConAgra Frozen Foods in Omaha, Neb., where she ultimately served as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Retail Brands.

As a tennis player, Hedrick competed nationally both as a junior and collegiately at the University of Missouri where she earned her BSBA and also MBA while in the role of assistant coach. She and her husband, John, reside in Overland Park, Kan. They have three grown children. Download headshot…


fca_claymeyer_cropClay Meyer 

Clay Meyer is the editor of Fellowship of Christian Athletes Magazine and has been on staff with FCA since 2008, when he joined its magazine as the assistant editor. He was promoted to associate editor in 2011 and editor in 2012. The University of Kansas alum has a passion for the Lord and the sports world and feels blessed to be a part of telling Christ-following athletes’ stories through the ministry of FCA. He currently lives in Overland Park, Kan., with his wife, Liz, and two children. Download headshot…

 


fca_donnanoonan_cropDonna Noonan

Donna Noonan is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ National Director of Women’s Staff Development and Events. She has been on staff since 2004 after spending most of her career in college athletics. In her role with FCA, Noonan oversees the ministry’s national coaches, donor and staff events. Additionally, she oversees FCA’s women’s staff development to equip and empower women’s staff to thrive in their ministry to female coaches and athletes through training, resources and leadership development. Download headshot…

 

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