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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages coaches and athletes to grow in their faith and sport.

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Nathan Saito Redmond HS FCA / NW FCA Sports Camp Basketball Coach

Born: Salt Lake City, Utah, Raised: MIssion Viejo, California, College: Westmont College, BA in Kinesiology, Missions trips to Mexico and Japan. Married Katie in 1996. Taught English in Japan.  Teaching license and masters from Eastern Oregon University. Teach PE and Health at Redmond HS and coach soccer, volleyball, basketball and tennis in Redmond. FCA Leader at RHS. Coached tennis and basketball at FCA Camp Idaho for 4 years. Attend Redmond Community Church. Wife Katie and boys Benny (16) and Yoshi (13).

       Tim Conley Redmond HS FCA / NW FCA Sports Camp Track Coach 

Tim has been teaching Science for 26 years (10 at Redmond) and coaching cross country and track for most of those 26 years. Tim has been married to Melissa Conley for 26 years and has three children ages 22, 20, and 17

               Dan Elliott Ridgeview HS FCA 

-Native Central Oregonian   -Graduated from Redmond Union HIgh School in 1970  -Accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in Spring of my senior year in high school -Graduated from Oregon State University in 1975 where I wrestled for the Beavers. -Taught high school and coached for 8 years at South Albany and Culver High Schools -Pastored for !0 years at Juniper Chapel in Redmond (now City Center Church)  -Have taught high school for the last 23 years in the Redmond School District  -Presently a Science Teacher, Head Wrestling Coach and Freshman Football Coach at  Ridgeview High School -Happily married with 8 children and 14 grandchildren

    Kent Wieber Lapine HS FCA   

Teaching and coaching for 25 years. 5 years at Salem Academy, 20 years at La Pine HS, Boys Basketball and Boys Golf

My Testimony; this occurred to me at age 19: "Christ is who He says He is, therefore I have a decision to make. Do I follow Him and make him Lord of my life, or do I continue as my own redeemer." I decided to accept His forgiveness and serve Him." The adventure continues....


   Justin Coats High Desert and Sky View MS FCA   

Justin Coats has been the Middle School Pastor at New Hope Church since the start of 2016. Not only does he enjoy spending time with his students but he is also an outdoor enthusiast. He loves skiing, hiking, climbing, fishing, and anything else outside. His number one passion is teaching others about the Lord especially students!

    Chris Felton Elton Gregory MS FCA 

I am Chris Felton, I have been married for sixteen years, with an amazing family with two daughters and one son. Family loves being involved in athletics, outdoors and having a love for Christ. I have been teaching middle school for 17 years and have been involved in FCA for the past five years. I am excited of the opportunities that FCA provides for many students, to come together and learn about God.

   Michelle Duff Elton Gregory MS FCA 

 Michelle Duff Huddle Leader at Elton Gregory Middle School in Redmond Oregon. Michelle is the Director of Children and Youth Ministries at Community Presbyterian Church and has lived in Redmond for 14 year with her husband John, and two children Olivia and Danny. Michelle is active in Central Oregon Service Organizations. She is on the Family Access Network Foundation Board of Directors, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Redmond and a mentor for the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) program at Community Presbyterian Church. Michelle loves sharing her faith experience with the Middle School kids. She sees such hope in their eyes and love for Christ in their hearts. She admits that she has more attenders when she brings in pizza but considers the donation, sowing the seeds of faith. Michelle is thankful for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is thrilled that the organization is allowed in the schools to nurture our students where they are at.

   Ed McKinney Elton Gregory MS FCA 

35 years teaching middle school, married 54 years to the same person, was student manager for basketball and baseball in high school. Coached basketball, baseball, track, cross country, football, and softball during my teaching career. First worked with FCA in the 70s!

   Derek Hickey Lapine HS and Lapine MS FCA   

 Youth Pastor

Derek was born in Illinois, while his wife Aubri was born in Oregon. After graduating high school, he went into the Navy as an engine man. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, he attended Joliet Junior College and received an Associates in Applied Science, Automotive Service Technology. He then went onto a career as a mechanic. He eventually landed at a big distribution center, where he later became maintenance supervisor. While working at the D.C. he became a Christian. Derek and Aubri began helping out as volunteers in the youth group, at Grace Baptist Church in Ottawa, IL. That led to him entering Bible school at Liberty University and pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Theological studies. Derek would eventually begin serving God as the youth pastor at Grace Baptist Church. He held this role for a little over 4 years. God began to work on Derek and Aubri’s hearts. He revealed to them that He wanted them to move to Oregon. Aubri was able to secure a job and then God revealed to Derek that He wanted him to leave behind the corporate world and go into full time ministry. Before you knew it, in only a way God could lay out, Derek began serving as the youth pastor of Living Water in September of 2016. Derek and Aubri are very blessed to be a part of this great church!

Brief Testimony

It took Derek until his late twenties to find Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Derek didn’t grow up in a Christian family. He developed a lot of distain for a God that he didn’t believe existed. Derek always tried to be a good person, but did it on his own accord. You see Derek believed he could do everything himself and therefore didn’t see a need for God. Many things took place during Derek’s twenties that began to make him acknowledge the Creator of the world. However, it wasn’t until Derek found himself burdened with the sins of his life, that he knew he couldn’t do it by himself. He realized he needed the grace, mercy and forgiveness that came with Jesus. He immediately gave his life to Christ and began the task of living a life worthy of Jesus’ praise. This led him into ministry, where he can tell others about the grace of God. Using his testimony as a prime example of what the grace of God can do for you if you just believe!

   John Spinelli Culver MS FCA 

My name is John Spinelli, and for the last six years I have been honored to be the Huddle Coach at Culver Middle School. I have been teaching for over 23 years, and have been a PE/Health teacher at Culver for the last ten years. I currently coach middle school football, boys and girls basketball, and track. FCA is always the highlight of my week, and I really enjoy interacting with the students and helping them grow in their relationship with Christ.


    Elle Rawlins Seven Peaks and Pacific Crest MS FCA 

I was raised and grew up on a cattle ranch in Eastern Oregon, and quickly became involved with sports from a very young age. If I wasn't competing myself, I was watching and cheering on my brothers from the stands. It seemed I was always in the gym, or at the football field, and always excited to be there! I played sports all throughout high school and was very grateful for the experience.

Just recently, I completed a school with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in Australia and Africa, and am now a Huddle Coach for two awesome huddles at Pacific Crest and Seven Peaks Middle Schools here in Bend. I am so thankful to be involved with FCA and I love that we are able to share Christ with so many people through the sports we love!

    Lindsay Rawlins High Desert MS FCA 

I grew up in Beaverton, a suburb of Portland, Oregon with my mom, dad and younger sister. I attended Sunset High School where I discovered a passion for dancing and being involved in high school athletics. I joined the Sunset Sunflares my freshman year and became captain junior and senior year. I also grew in my faith during my high school years as I found Jesus at the age of 14 and subsequently became very involved in my church, Portland Christian Center.

After high school, I attended George Fox University where I graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in Business Administration. At George Fox, I grew deeper in my faith and found a desire to make every aspect of my life a ministry. I also met my wonderful and loving husband there.

Currently, my husband and I both enjoy being apart of Fellowship of Christian Athletes with all the opportunities it has to reach the local community for Christ through athletics.

In my free time, I enjoy adventuring with my husband, including hiking, traveling and experiencing different cultures. I also enjoy hosting, cooking and baking gourmet food for my lovely friends and family...and perhaps even for you sometime soon!


    Matt Collins Bend HS FCA   

Along with the Bend Senior High FCA, Matt leads the high school and college ministry at Compass Church. He was born in Concord, MA and is a huge Boston sports fan. He graduated from Westfield State University and was inducted into their Athletic hall of fame for his accomplishments in Track & Field. Majoring in mathematics, Matt became a high school math teacher and coach in the Boston area for 10 years, then moved to Bend to teach at Mountain View and COCC. Matt coaches track and field at Mountain View High School as well.

    Aaron Jones Lapine HS / MS FCA

Aaron Jones is an Oregonian to the core. He grew up in the small town of Gladstone, Oregon near Portland. Aaron grew up as a Pastors Kid, and spent much of his time in and around church. From a very young age, Aaron loved sports. Partially because of his dad’s love for sports, and partially because of the competitive outlet that sports offered. He was a High School Soccer, Basketball, and Track and Field athlete at Gladstone High School. Following graduation Aaron attended Hope International University in Fullerton, CA receiving a degree in Intercultural Studies and Youth Ministry. He has been a full time Youth Pastor ever since. He recently (2016) moved to La Pine, Oregon to work as the Youth and Worship Pastor at High Lakes Christian Church. Currently he serves as the FCA Huddle Coach at La Pine Middle School and La Pine High School. He’s a huge Oregon Duck fan and loves seeing lives changed by the grace of Jesus.

 Truett Shilling Cascade MS FCA

Truett is the Family Pastor at Compass Church in Bend and oversees all ministries, birth through 12th grade. His love for Jesus, kids, worship and fun is rarely matched. He also volunteers as a child advocate in the courts at CASA and is a member of the Deschutes County Search & Rescue team in Bend. He comes to us from a foreign land called Arkansas, with a stop over in Colorado to marry his wonderful wife Ruth. Somehow between mountain biking and hiking he earned a degree in Elementary Education from Colorado Christian University and has been, among other things, an elementary school teacher, coach, youth pastor, children's pastor and worship leader. He loves team sports and other than knowing Jesus, he believes learning how to be a good teammate is one of the most important things in life you can learn. His wife, Ruth, has put up with him for over a decade now and they have a crazy cool daughter named Elsa (in the pic) --- named way before the movie came out! When he is not working, you will find Truett either on his mountain bike or on the side of a mountain somewhere. He is hoping to someday to climb every 14,000 foot peak in Colorado and has done 23 out of the 53 in Colorado so far!

   Fred VonSeggern Terrebonne MS FCA  

   Terry Webb Mountain View HS Football Chaplain

   Matt White Obsidian MS FCA

  Mark Schulz Mountain View HS FCA and Football Chaplain

    Aaron and Katie Edwards FCA Endurance

   David Daniels Sisters HS FCA and Obsidian MS FCA

Cameron Reynolds FCA Huddle Coach Summit HS

Zack Webb FCA Huddle Coach Pilot Butte MS

Vicki Daniels FCA  Huddle Coach Tumalo MS

Contact Pete or Wendi Rawlins for current Huddle meeting schedules:   Wendi 541-620-0946


, Pete 541-620-0456