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What is Fellowship of Christian Athletes?

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives…one heart at a time.  Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ.  FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.


 

 

FCA Vision

To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes


FCA Mission

To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the adventure and challenge of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; serving Him in all of their relationships and in the fellowship of the church


THE ILLOWA FCA AREA

The ILLOWA FCA Area includes 20 counties running along the Mississippi River on both the Illinois and Iowa sides!




 

THE ILLOWA FCA TEAM 

  


  



Dan Pearson  - Area Director (563) 349-3445

Area Director Dan Pearson joined the Illowa FCA team in 2011 after 29 years as a television sports anchor and reporter. Dan and his wife, Gina, live in Geneseo, Illinois.  They have two grown daughters who were both involved in FCA throughout their high school days. The Pearsons love spending time with their family and enjoy their role as grandparents. 



Tim Schneckloth - Quad City Area Representative/3D Presenter

Area Representative and 3D Coaching Presenter Tim Schneckloth was born and raised in Eldridge, Iowa.  Tim graduated from St. Ambrose University in 1991. After owning and operating a small business for a brief time, Tim joined the ILLOWA FCA Team in 1999.  He is excited about his new role as 3-Dimensional Coaching Presenter, while still serving as an Area Rep.  Tim and his wife, Brandi, live in Eldridge, Iowa.  The Schneckloth's have three daughters, who are still in school.  The family loves to spend their weekends skiing at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, Illinois, where Tim is a certified ski instructor!



Marc Polite - Quad City Area Rep

Marc Polite joined the team this past fall as an area representative for the Quad Cities.  Marc brings a wealth of experience as a former coach and athlete.  Marc lives in his hometown of East Moline, IL where he taught and coached for over a decade.  Marc is married to his wife LaShonda.  They enjoy spending quality time with their two children Marc Jr. (MJ) and Alexandra.  Marc is a coach who loves to teach, coach and inspire.  Marc and LaShonda also serve on the leadership board of their church (Life Church) in East Moline, IL. 



 



Merri Harridge    Administrative Asst. 

Administrative Assistant Merri Harridge grew up in Prophetstown, IL. She joined the ILLOWA FCA Team after retiring as director of The Pregnancy Center in Clinton, IA. Merri and her husband, Richard, live outside of Erie, IL and are parents of five children. Their greatest joy is spending time with their grandchildren and great grandchild. They love traveling, camping, horseback riding, and visiting with family!