Jim Esary

Jim Esary

Director

 

Jim has served as the FCA Golf Director since 2005.

He attended Olivet Nazarene University and obtained a B.S. in Christian Education. While at school, he was an avid athlete and received letters in Football and Baseball.

Since college, Jim has served as the Head Baseball Coach at Eastern Nazarene University, FCA State Director in Wisconsin, Associate Pastor of Community Fellowship Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He joined FCA Golf staff in 2000.

Jim is married to Jolene. Together, they raised four daughters— Tayler, Morgan, Kaitlin, and Sydney.

Jim’s hobbies include golf and reading.

Matt VanCleave

Matt VanCleave

Assistant Director

 

Matt played golf at Kansas State University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Social Science. He played professional golf for five years and has spent the last nine years as a PGA Professional in Arizona.

Matt and his wife Sarah met at Kansas State, where Sarah was a women’s golf team member. She is currently a High School Counselor in Mesa, Arizona. They have two children, Max and Maddie. They love to go hiking, travel, and barbecue with family and friends as a family.

 

Dawn Santo

Dawn Santo

Admin Extraordinaire/Event Planner

 

Dawn proudly served in the United States Air Force for 9 years and was discharged as a disabled vet. She joined FCA Golf in January 2007 with a desire to see young people’s lives impacted and changed.

Dawn has been married for 37 years to Sam. They have 2 children, both married and both blessing Dawn and Sam with six grandchildren.

Besides spending time with her grandchildren, Dawn loves football and the beach.

José Alvarez

José Alvarez

GAMEDAY on the Korn Ferry Tour

 

José attended the University of Louisiana Lafayette (The Ragin’ Cajuns) before playing 16 seasons of professional baseball – five of those years in the major leagues.

José has served the Korn Ferry Tour Pros, wives, caddies, and PGA Tour staff since 2007. He now leads GAMEDAY events on the Korn Ferry Tour and serves Club Pros, coaches, and student-athletes in the Upstate of South Carolina.

He and his wife Michelle have been married for 40 years and have made their home in Greenville, South Carolina, since 1988. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Darryl Stackhouse

Darryl Stackhouse

Staff • Chicago Area

 

Before joining FCA staff in 2016, Darryl gained extensive experience in the golfing world. He has served as head golf professional at Lake Bluff Golf Club just outside of Chicago. After acquiring his Masters from Trinity International University, Darryl served as Education Director for The First Tee of Greater Chicago. And his history with FCA dates back to 1991 where
he first started volunteering.

Darryl is married to Kristine and has two children, Isabella and Philip.

 

 

David Baginski

David Baginski

Staff • Orlando Area


David served as the Athletic Director at Foundation Academy, a Christian School in Winter Garden, FL for eight years before joining FCA staff. He has a tremendous passion for working with coaches and athletes, helping them define a higher purpose for sports competition.

He and his wife, Christy, have been married for 20 years and have two children, Alec & Rachael.

Bobby Kohler

Bobby Kohler

Staff • San Antonio Area

 

Bobby attended Texas Tech University, where he received a BA in Finance. It was there while playing baseball that he experienced his first FCA huddle.

While traveling overseas with a Christian baseball team for a few summers during college, he saw the potential to use his sport as a ministry.

Bobby worked in the mortgage business before coming on staff full-time with FCA in 1997. In his 12 years, he has served both coaches and athletes on the middle school, high school, and college levels.

Doug Greenwood

BoardChairman
Glen Allen, VA

Scott Chapman

Glen Allen, VA

Dr. Debbie Krieger

Jupiter, FL

Dr. Jud Martin

Scottsbluff, NE

Luke McCann

Jacksonville, FL

Dean McQuiddy

Jacksonville, FL

Troy Mohr

Glenwood, IA

Cathy Moody

Prescott, AZ

Andrew Price

St. Augustine, FL

David Price

Jacksonville, FL

Jim Sadler

Gilbert, AZ

Peter "Yogi" Schiller

Rochester, NY

Ken Warmath

Owens Cross Road, AL

OUR MISSION

 To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.

OUR VISION

To see the world transformed by Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

OUR VALUES

Integrity

We will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately, and publicly.

Serving

We will model Jesus’ example of serving.

Teamwork

We will express our unity in Christ in all our relationships.

Excellence

We will honor and glorify God in all we do.

A TRIBUTE TO FCA GOLF FOUNDER, CAPTAIN BILL LEWIS

After retiring from the navy, Captain Bill Lewis set out to help young people find a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the game of golf. Known to many thousands of people as Captain Bill, his vision was to make a difference. By making Jesus the captain of his own soul, Bill allowed the love of God to spill over into the lives of thousands of young people. For more than 20 years, Bill worked with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to conduct golf camps around the country.

Many other golf professionals and tour pros, such as Betsy King, Patty Berg, and Larry Nelson, also helped. Jack and Barb Nicklaus were also a part by sponsoring a tournament that raised funds for golf camps. When someone like Bill has a vision for helping people, others can come along and be a part the dream.

Captain Bill conveyed the message of what it means to live in God’s grip. He would tell people, “We all need the Jesus grip.” When we are in His grip, we have God’s infinite love and power. His message was: God is there to love us, to care for us, to touch us, and to nurture us. Most of all, kids at the camps learned that God makes it possible for each of them to love Him back. Bill Lewis lived unselfishly and exposed thousands to the real Master.

Captain William “Bill” Lewis went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2005.

Following the passing of Captain Bill Lewis, the FCA Golf Ministry created a camp scholarship fund to carry on his legacy. Through the Shade Tree Scholarship Fund generous gifts every year change the lives of young people by providing them the means to attend an FCA Junior Golf Camp.

Send a young person to camp today and keep Captain Bill’s legacy alive!
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