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Executive Team

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Shane Williamson

President and CEO

A lifetime of FCA’s impact and influence on Shane Williamson as an athlete, coach and FCA staff culminated with Williamson being named the eighth president and CEO of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, officially taking office on January 1, 2017.

A native of Loris, S.C., Williamson became a Christ follower while attending an FCA Camp in Black Mountain, N.C., in 1986. Following that life-changing experience, his high school head football coach, Tim Renfrow, discipled him and became his encourager, mentor and role model. This enduring impact of a coach influenced Williamson to make his own commitment to the power of transformational coaching in the world of sports.

Williamson attended Wofford College (S.C.) earning a B.S. in Biology while playing football for coach Mike Ayers. He remained active in the FCA Huddle throughout his years including serving as an officer. He then attended Converse College (S.C.) earning a Master’s degree in Secondary Education.

Following a calling to coach, Williamson enjoyed a 12-year career at four South Carolina high schools and the college level. Serving as head football coach, as well as coaching a variety of sports, allowed him to introduce many of his fellow coaches and teams to FCA Huddles and camps driven by his motivation to help them find the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

Bringing understanding and experience as a coach and athlete, Williamson joined the FCA movement as a staff member in 2002 as the Upstate South Carolina Director. He then became the Multi-Area Director for Metro Atlanta FCA from 2005-2011. His roles in FCA continued to expand as he went on to serve as the Vice President of Field Ministry for the Carolinas from 2012-2014, and followed by leading all of FCA’s U.S. Field Ministry as the Executive Director from 2014-2016.

Williamson and his wife Angel have four children; three daughters, Maggie, Shayna, and Ryann, and a son, Brice. Today he enjoys coaching volleyball, softball, football and baseball with his younger children.

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Ken Williams

Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer

Ken Williams serves as the Chief Administrative Officer. Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pa., Ken attended South Hill Catholic High School where he participated in cross country and track and held the school’s record for the mile and two mile.

Graduating from California State College (Pa.) with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Park Administration, Ken began working as a restaurant manager and, from there, moved up the corporate ladder, spending more than 20 years in human resources.

He has held the positions of Director of Training and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Metromedia Steakhouses in Dayton, Ohio, Vice President of Human Resources and Operations for Monterey Pasta Company in Danville, Ca., and Executive Director of Human Resources for Donatos Pizza in Columbus, Ohio. He also obtained a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Ken came on board with FCA in 1999 as Vice President of Human Resources and later served as Senior Vice President of Human and Program Development until his promotion to Executive Vice President in 2004.

Ken and his wife Judy reside in Olathe, Kansas. They have one daughter, Heather.

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Dan Britton

Executive Director of International Ministry

Dan Britton serves as the Executive Director of International Ministry. He has been on FCA staff since 1990, first serving as field staff in Northern Virginia for 13 years before becoming the Executive Vice President of Ministry Programs and Training for 10 years. Since 2013, he has been leading FCA’s international efforts, traveling extensively around the world working with over 60 countries, training thousands of sports leaders, coaches and athletes.

At St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School and the University of Delaware, Dan was a standout lacrosse player. He continued his lacrosse career by playing professional indoor lacrosse for four years with the Baltimore Thunder. He earned a spot on the All-Star team and was nominated by his teammates for many awards including the prestigious Service and Unsung Hero awards.  

Dan has coauthored five books, One Word, Life Word, Wisdom Walks, True Competitor and Called to Greatness; he is also the author and editor of twelve FCA books. He still plays and coaches lacrosse and enjoys running marathons. Dan and his wife Dawn reside in Overland Park, Kansas, and have three adult children: Kallie, Abby and Elijah.

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Jeff Martin

Executive Director of Ministry Advancement

Jeff Martin serves as the Executive Director of Ministry Advancement. Prior to his current role, Jeff served as the National Director of Camp and Campus Ministries at the NSC. Before joining the NSC staff, Jeff was the SW Oklahoma FCA Area Director in Lawton, Okla., for 14 years. During that time, he founded Fields of Faith, which has become an annual national outreach event for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Jeff grew up in Harrah, Okla., where he competed in football and basketball at Harrah High School. He attended college and was a member of the football team at East Central University in Ada, Okla.  Martin went on to receive a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Jeff currently lives in Overland Park, Kansas, with his wife Julie, and they have three children: AJ, Ashleigh and Alexis.

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Mike Miller

Executive Director of Donor and Board Advancement

Mike Miller serves as Executive Director of Donor and Board Advancement.  Mike was introduced to FCA in college through former Western Kentucky University football coach and FCA Hall of Champions inductee, the late Jimmy Feix. After a short time in the business world and in professional football with the Atlanta Falcons and the Houston Oilers, Mike has worked with FCA for almost 30 years, with the exception of a brief hiatus as the CEO for a medical mission to Honduras.

Mike has served FCA in different roles, including most recently as the Atlanta Metro Director, but also as an Area Representative (Fla.), West Virginia State Director, Cincinnati Metro Director, Ohio State Director, Region Director (Mich., Ohio, Ind., W.Va., Ky.) and Senior Vice President, Development.

Mike and his wife Caroline live in Powder Springs, Ga.,and have three sons: McLain, Jackson and Garrett.

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Joe Outlaw

Executive Director of Talent Advancement

Joe Outlaw serves as the Executive Director, Talent Advancement.  Prior to joining FCA in 2016, Joe served 12 years with the North American Mission Board, SBC, most recently as its Chief Human Resources Officer.  Prior to serving with NAMB, Joe served New South Companies, Inc. as its Vice-President of Human Resources and with Milliken and Company, where he began employment after graduating from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

While playing football at Wofford, Outlaw was introduced to FCA and accepted Christ during his freshman year. He later served as the campus Huddle leader and spoke at an FCA banquet where he was introduced to the Milliken corporate attorney.  This meeting led to Joe abandoning his pursuits to be a high school coach,  and ultimately equipped him for service through this role with FCA today.

It was also through FCA in college that Joe met his wife Margaret. They are now blessed to be the parents of Joseph and his wife Tori, Margaret, Hunter, Samuel and Caleb.   Joe and Margaret currently live in Cumming, Ga.

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Bob Wiedemann

Executive Director of Field Ministry

Bob Wiedemann serves as Executive Director of Field Ministry.  Previously, Bob worked as Vice President of Field Ministry for the Carolinas Region, and prior to that, served FCA in Metro Atlanta from 2008-2014 as the Director of Community Sports and as a Multi-Area Director.

In June 2010, Bob planted the FCA ministry in the Dominican Republic, where two full-time staff and ten international affiliates now serve. He personally knows the reach and impact of FCA, as he came to faith in Christ when he heard the gospel presented at an FCA banquet.

Prior to coming on staff with FCA, Bob owned and operated several businesses in Florida and Atlanta, Ga. He has been married to his wife Chris for 29 years, and they have two children: Nick and Hannah.

Outside of FCA, Bob enjoys spending time with his wife and maintaining a healthy, physically fit lifestyle.  They currently reside in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Nancy Hedrick

Executive Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Nancy Hedrick serves as the Executive Vice President of Communications and Marketing. In addition to leading FCA’s communications and marketing efforts, she also oversees public and media relations, FCA Magazine, national events and women’s staff development.

Before joining FCA in September 2004, Nancy first worked at General Mills in Minneapolis, Minn., in various marketing roles across a variety of national brands 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 U.S. 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 MBA while in the role of assistant coach.

Nancy and her husband John reside in Overland Park, Kansas. They have three grown children: Chris, Sara and Brenden and his wife Heather.

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Debbie Jobe

Executive Vice President of Training

Debbie Jobe serves as the Executive Vice President of Training.  She has been on staff since 1979 serving in various roles at FCA including Regional Director for Texas/Louisiana.  Most recently she was the Field Technology Trainer helping FCA staff around the globe learn FCA’s systems. 

Debbie grew up in Virginia and after graduating college in Oklahoma began working for Arkansas FCA.  She served there for nine years before moving to Dallas.  During those first years, she traveled across the nation to direct our national camps for girls. 

Debbie has always had a heart for training and has been involved in our Training Camp for new staff for more than 15 years. 

Debbie is married to Dave, a pastor, and they have three adult children: Jill, Jim and Jess.  All three are married and have produced six beautiful grandchildren.  

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Rob Thomas

Executive Vice President of Technology/CTO

Rob Thomas serves as the Executive Vice President of Technology for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Thomas joined FCA as the Vice President of Technology in September 2013 before moving into his current position in October 2014. He directs the many aspects of the ministry’s technology including infrastructure, current and future integration, and overall innovation.

Prior to joining FCA, Thomas spent 16 years directing a privately held information and software development consulting firm called Onkew Technology.   In his roles with Onkew Technology, Thomas was responsible for the strategic technological vision of the company. He led a team of system engineers, software developers, marketing consultants and designers who designed and deployed leading technology solutions and cloud-based services for hundreds of businesses and Fortune 500 companies in the medical, educational, financial and business fields across the world.

A 1996 University of Nebraska graduate, Thomas earned seven All-American honors in the triple jump and long jump as a track and field competitor for the Cornhuskers.