Scott was born and raised in Washington County MD in the small town of Clear Spring. He graduated high school from Grace Academy and later with a Physical & Health Degree from Shepherd University before marrying the love of his life Stacy Myers in 1999. Scott and Stacy are blessed to have 4 beautiful and healthy children Dalton, Dallis, Javan and Blace. His children attend Clear Spring area pubic schools and stay active through a variety of sports and activities. He started his professional career as a middle school teacher at Brook Lane Health Services and later at Clear Spring High School where he also coached High School Girl's Soccer. In 2003 he moved back to his construction roots with the family business as a senior project coordinator with Myers Building Systems Inc. It wasn't until 2009 that God called him to serve in full time ministry with The Fellowship of Christian Athletes as an Area Representative. In January of 2010 he was named the Area Director for the Western MD / Eastern Panhandle WV FCA. After playing collegiate soccer at Shepherd University and with over 20 years of coaching experience, FCA provided the right opportunity to use his love of sports and leadership to inspire others to live out their faith in Christ. Whether locally, regionally or internationally he believes in the vision of seeing the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. Recently one of his newest passions is to work with area churches, non-profits and individuals on vision and leadership development. One of his favorites verses is I Corinthians 9:24 - "Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win."
Scott Myers - Multi-Area Director - Western MD / Eastern Panhandle WV
Area Representative City of Hagerstown
Brad was born in Dublin, a tiny town tucked deep in the Appalachian mountain region of southwest Virginia on a 1 mile stretch of road affectionately known as Baskerville street. Surrounded by four generations of family that were steeped in tradition that included Sunday Church attendance from 9am till 9pm, Tuesday Evening Bible Study, Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Youth group on Friday evenings, and Saturday night choir practice, was a typical week for Brad and most families in the Appalachian Mountains where he grew up. His family was interdependent and family meant everything. He was raised in cornfields and gardens, smokehouses, and pig pens, and found a love for football at a local bakery on a field made of pavement. He attended and graduated from Pulaski County High school and started his post high school education at East Tennessee State University. Brad quickly realized that wasn’t for him and enrolled at New River Community College close to home and family. On the return home from college, Brad felt a strong desire and need to reconnect to God and to the life he had lived as a child and teen He soon found His Calling, to be involved in the ministry and began to pray, praise, worship and study the Bible and meditate, intent on transforming his life. After a 3 year stay in central North Carolina, Brad moved His family to Hagerstown Maryland and began to become involved in the youth sports programs they participated in. The move to Hagerstown brought an opportunity to serve his community particularly the inner city of Hagerstown by becoming a coach in the local youth football league. He also began to volunteer at the inner-city Recreation Department. Brad is married and has a large family. He serves the community through his church, his children’s activities and through FCA.
Brad Smtih - Area Representative - City of Hagerstown
Washington Co. Area Representative
Corinne grew up in Chardon, Ohio, a small town outside of Cleveland. She graduated in 2013 from Chardon High School where God gave her a heart for FCA. Through FCA she realized that living a life for God meant that God is alive and active in everything, even sports. Competing in cross country and track, Corinne went on to run at West Virginia University, where she served on FCA’s leadership team. She met her husband, Jack, while attending WVU when they both traveled to Spain for a summer study abroad trip. Jack and Corinne married on New Years Eve of 2016. After graduating from WVU with a degree in Spanish, Corinne served on staff with FCA as a Collegiate Campus Representative in Charlotte, North Carolina, at Queens University of Charlotte. At Queens, she also had the opportunity to compete as a graduate student in cross country, where she unexpectedly achieved a division two All-American cross country title. She praises God for his gift of second chances as this season was filled with celebration after a string of injuries. Corinne and Jack felt called to the tri-state area as they began their marriage at the start of 2017. They are excited to be closer to home as Jack is from Martinsburg, WV, and they are also passionate about ministry development in the running community. Both Jack and Corinne are still actively competing, covering a range of distances, as Jack is also an avid ultra-marathoner. They possess a vision to pursue opportunities for sharing the gospel through running events such as races and running camps. Corinne is also excited to serve in various area school and community ministries as FCA offers abundant opportunity to serve Washington County. Outside of FCA, the Baronners enjoy cooking, hiking, and cycling and are coffee and food enthusiasts. Recently, one of their favorite verses is 1 Corinthians 13:12… “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
Corinne Baronner - Area Representative - Washington Co
Amanda grew up in South Washington County, MD. Living a life for Christ was modelled to Amanda from an early age. Amanda’s favorite verse, “Colossians 3:23, whatever you do work at it with all you heart as working for the Lord, not for me,” was taught to her by her Mother and her grandparents from a young age. The granddaughter of a Pastor, Amanda was always involved in church. Amanda attended Boonsboro schools, where she met her husband Jimmy. The high school sweethearts were married on Father’s Day in June of 1997. Amanda and Jimmy both pursued Bachelor of Arts degrees from Shepherd University. Amanda graduated with a Psychology degree in May of 2002.
Amanda and Jimmy have two sons, Cooper and Jake who also attend Boonsboro schools. The boys are involved in athletics at the school level and in the community, playing golf, basketball and lacrosse. The family is active in the 4 C’s of FCA also. Amanda began her involvement with FCA as a volunteer team mom at Power Camp in 2011, serving on the Campus Team, and in 2014 was the Western MD FCA Mick Roesel Volunteer Award winner. Amanda became a part time FCA team member in September of 2015.
Outside of her involvement with FCA, Amanda is very active in the church her husband pastors in Keedysville, MD. In their free time Amanda and family enjoy spending time enjoy the outdoors, playing golf, gardening and hunting.
Amanda Wells - Administrative Assistant - Western MD / Eastern Panhandle WV
Area Director - Garret/Allegany/Mineral/Preston Co.
Shane is a Garrett County native and grew up in one of its many Appalachian rural communities. He was raised on the softball fields, volleyball courts, and in the woods as a sports minded family. He attended and graduated from Southern Garrett as a tri-athlete. He continued to participate in sports while attending his local Garrett College as a colligate baseball player. He soon found his lifelong love Rhonda and married her in 1997 before moving and completing his Land Surveying degree at Glenville State College. Well on his way to be a prove his surveying skills he was hired as the Head of West Virginia Surveys at Highland Engineering & Surveying, Inc. locating him, his wife, and new born son Nicolas back in Garrett County. He took a subapical from the athletic sports theme and continue to raise a family to include two more sons Isaiah and Elisha before hearing and answering the call to ministry in 2003. He and his wife became youth leaders and eventually earned their ministry credentials, but not before having their precious baby girl Amariah. Continuing to work in youth ministry Shane was appointed as youth pastor at this local church. He also felt the need to advance in his ministry credentialing and earned the level of Ordained Bishop. For 10 years he worked as a youth pastor, a professional surveyor and raised his family. Coaching youth sports came into the picture as his kids grew up and he incorporated his faith with coaching. God started to nudge Shane out of the four wall ministry and showed him the ministry of evangelism and discipleship. He heard the call to go to the streets, hedges, highways, and byways. In this season God opened an opportunity for Shane to volunteer with FCA as a high school campus Huddle Coach. God kept working on him and he eventual resigned as youth pastor and pursued God and the lost. His passion to save the lost, disciple the saved to save the lost, grew exponentially. God opened the door for him to join the FCA team and to become a staff member the fall of 2014 and after much prayer, study, and council, he officially became an FCA Area Representative for Garrett, Allegany, and Mineral Counties. As he so named it G.A.M.E. with the E being the Endeavor to reach the surrounding communities. Zac 2:3 While the angel who was speaking to me was leaving, another angel came to meet him 4 and said to him: “Run, tell that young man, ‘Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of people and animals in it. 5 And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will be its glory within.’
Shane Skipper - Area Director - Garret & Allegany Co. MD / Mineral & Preston Co. WV
Administrative Assistant - Garret/Allegany/Mineral/Preston Co.
Melody is a West Virginia girl that moved just across the state line to Garrett County, Maryland when she met her husband, Brian. Though she played basketball and softball in high school and as a young adult, the spectator position is best for her now. There is no long list of credentials or awards or affiliations for her, only an amazing story of how Jesus brought her into His family in 2013. In short, Brian was called to lead her and their three kids (Julia, Chance, and Brody) to the Lord and they have never looked back. Melody’s new life has sparked a desire to work in ministry and devote her focus to further the kingdom. FCA is an organization that touched her heart through what she saw at fundraising dinners and other activities in the community. Romans 12 is where Melody goes to on a regular basis since this was the first part of scripture that truly spoke to her as a new believer. She relies mostly on Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Melody Friend - Administrative Assistant - Garret & Allegany Co. MD / Mineral & Preston Co. WV
Chaplain at Frostburg State University
Connor was born and raised in Western Maryland in the city of Frostburg. He grew up playing sports including basketball, baseball, soccer, running track, and also competing in triathlons and other endurance races. He graduated from Mountain Ridge High School in 2012 after winning two State Championships in Soccer. For his first two years of college, Connor attended Potomac State College and was a part of the Soccer team for both years. After the two years at Potomac State College he attended Frostburg State University and played on the Soccer team there as well. Connor later returned to Potomac State College as a Goalkeeper coach for two years. Soon after graduating from Frostburg State University with a Bachelors degree in Law and Society and Political Science with a minor in Sociology, he married his wife Nikki in 2016. Connor and Nikki have served as leaders in the youth ministry at their church and also help lead a young adults bible study. Connor felt the call to missions after he returned from a mission trip his junior year in college. Not quite sure of where that would take him, the Lord has led him to serve with FCA as a Chaplain at Frostburg State University. Connor is excited for the opportunity to work with the athletes on campus during such an influential time in their lives. FCA has provided Connor with a unique opportunity to serve the Kingdom in his hometown. He believes in the vision of seeing the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Connor looks forward to getting the local churches involved with the ministry and expanding the impact of the ministry with the help of the whole body of Christ. One of his favorite verses is Acts 1:8- “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Conner Eberly - Chaplain - Frostburg State University - Allegany County, MD
Allegany County Area Representative
Megan was born and raised in Annandale, MN. She graduated from Annandale High School and went on to play basketball and earn her Elementary Education degree at the University of North Dakota (UND). After a short stint of coaching at Iowa Lakes Community College, Megan returned to UND to coach basketball. It was at this time when she would meet and marry UND football coach John Kelling. Megan and John are blessed with 2 energetic boys, Everett and Colt. God’s journey for the Kelling family has taken them to 2 cities in North Dakota, followed by a move to Frostburg, MD in 2014. Megan is actively involved in the schools and church, starting a Christian after school program upon arriving in Frostburg. John continues his football coaching career, along with currently being the FCA Huddle leader at Frostburg State University. The boys are active in several sports, many which Megan helps coach. After feeling God’s call into ministry in the fall of 2017 Megan, with support from her family, Megan felt passionate about making a difference in the Allegany County community by joining FCA. With the multiple sports Megan played from youth through college, she feels God was setting the stage for this important endeavor of Area Rep for Allegany County FCA. She wishes to ignite Christ in the hearts and minds of the athletes and coaches to provide endless positive experiences through their sports to propel them into making an impact in the world. One of Megan’s favorite verses is Matthew 5:14,16- “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden…In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Megan Kelling - Allegany County Area Representative - Allegany County, MD
Area Representative - Eastern Panhandle WV
Josh has been on staff for about 6 months. He is 24 years old and currently live in Berkeley Springs, WV with my parents where he has grown up. He studied Bible and theology at Asbury University. He attends First United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs, and enjoys volunteering at the youth group. His favorite sports include football, rugby, and track. He looks forward to serving the community with FCA.
Josh Kelly - Representative - Eastern Panhandle WV