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
Allegany County Area Representative
Jo and her 4 children moved to Williamsport, Maryland about 13 years ago. She was born and raised in Washington, D.C. where she was active in the United Methodist Church. Jo attended American University and worked as a projectionist for a major movie theater chain in D.C. By the time she received her Bachelors degree she had already started working as a videotape editor for several television stations and production houses. Not much in the way of sports for Jo, except for some weightlifting in college that was inspired by her Olympic weightlifting dad. Flash-forward 22 years, after employment ended at NBC, Jo’s kids were participating in track and cross-country in Williamsport schools. Each of them enjoyed participating in FCA Power Camps and Kutztown Camp. At this point, Jo was full-time mom and part time volunteer (awarded the Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA,) substitute teacher, and Bible Study facilitator. She earned a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. She continued to write and share numerous poems, prose and short stories, but by now they were all about her increased faith and transformation because of her love for Jesus Christ. One day she asked God how she could show how much she loves and appreciates Him. His response was Deuteronomy 6:5-9,“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength...Impress them on your children...” Jo and her crew are members of Faith Christian Fellowship in Williamsport, Md. They encourage one another in their faith and walk with the Lord.
Greg Peters - ALCO Area Representative - Allegany County, MD
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
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
Allegany County Area Representative
Greg was born and raised in Western Maryland, in the city of Cumberland. He grew up in a Christian home and attend Second Baptist church, along with his parents and three siblings. Throughout his life, Greg has always been involved in sports, which includes weightlifting, basketball, baseball, tennis, and competing in 5K and Half Marathon races. Greg graduated from Fort Hill high School in 1978. He attended Allegany College, and was a member of the Men’s Tennis Team for two seasons. He later attended Frostburg State University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. In 1985, Greg married Kelli Kaiser (Peters), and they have been blessed with three children, Rachel, Jordan and Moriah; along with two grandchildren, Evan and Naomi. He and his family attend Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cumberland. In 1984, Greg began working for the Allegany County Health Department’s Lois E. Jackson Unit, which is an inpatient substance abuse program for adolescents. During his 35 years of employment, Greg functioned as both a substance abuse counselor and supervisor. In 2018, Greg retired from State Service, as he felt the Lord leading him into ministry work. After seeking the Lord’s direction through prayer, in November 2018, Greg began volunteering with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). After 5 months of volunteering, he has come on staff with FCA. Greg is passionate about discipling both coaches and athletes, and helping them grow in their relationship with the Lord. Since his involvement with FCA, Greg has been encouraged by Proverbs 11:30 which says, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.” There is no greater joy or reward, than winning souls for Christ.
Greg Peters - ALCO Area Representative - Allegany County, MD