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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 of the National Support Center

Ken Williams serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the National Support Center in Kansas City, MO. Growing up in Pittsburgh, Williams 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, Williams 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 position 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 Monetery 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.

Williams 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.

Williams and his wife, Judy, reside in Olathe, Kan. They have one daughter, Heather.

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Dan Britton

Executive Vice President of International Ministry

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 V.P. of Ministry Programs and Training. In high school and college, Dan was a standout lacrosse player. He continued his lacrosse career by playing professional indoor lacrosse for four years with the Baltimore Thunder.

He has coauthored four books, One Word That Will Change Your Life, WisdomWalks, True Competitor, and Called to Greatness; and he is the author and editor of twelve FCA books. He still plays and coaches lacrosse and enjoys running marathons.

He and his wife Dawn reside in Overland Park, Kansas, with their three children: Kallie, Abby and Elijah.
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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 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, MN in various roles including Director of Marketing and Sales. She then moved to ConAgra Frozen Foods in Omaha, NE 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, KS. They have three grown children, Chris, Sara and Brenden.

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Jeff Martin

Executive Vice President of Ministry Programs and Resources

Jeff Martin serves as the Executive Vice President of Ministry Programs and Resources. He recently 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, OK for fourteen 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, OK 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, OK.  Martin went on to receive a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.

He currently lives in Overland Park, KS with his wife Julie and their three children AJ, Ashleigh and Alexis.

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Rob Thomas

Executive Vice President of Technology

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.