The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages coaches and athletes to grow in their faith and sport.
Ryan hails from Vienna, Virginia and found Santa Barbara by way of playing soccer and tennis at Westmont College. From a young age Ryan has known two passions - a love for Christ and a love of sports. These passions have been on the forefront of most of his adventures throughout his life, in particular as he met his wife Brittany at a marathon in 2010. Ryan and Britt have been involved in youth ministry in and out of Santa Barbara for the past 15 years. They have a passion for missions and raising up the next generation to know and love Jesus. As Santa Barbara FCA's Area Rep Ryan oversees HS and College ministry from Santa Ynez to Carpinteria. Ryan helps student athlete leaders organize campus huddles, ministers to coaches, and organizes local camps, all to see Jesus transform the lives of those that are impacting so many others in our community.
Brittany was raised in the central valley of California where she spent time running from soccer games to volleyball tournaments to ballet recitals, attending youth group events on the weekends. While attending UCSB Britt developed a love for international development, business systems, and mountain top adventures. A few years later at the Santa Barbara Marathon she fell in love with her now husband, Ryan. Britt and Ryan have been involved in ministering to the youth of Santa Barbara for over 10 years. They have a passion for missions and raising up the next generation of leaders and seeing this community transformed to know and love Jesus through the influence of coaches and athletes. As the area Admin Britt sees that FCA's ministry is organized and primed to meet the needs of coaches and athletes in our community.
Evan was born and raised in Saugus, Massachusetts where he grew up playing every sport that was offered. He quickly fell in love with simply running, and joined the Cross Country and Track teams in his middle school and high school. He made his way out to Santa Barbara, CA via running for the Westmont College teams. There, Evan met his amazing wife, Saraí, who was the captain of the Track team during Evan’s sophomore year. They got married the summer before his senior year and have been living in Santa Barbara since. Evan combines his passion for sports with his love for Christ and serving the youth of SB. Both Evan and Saraí have been involved in youth ministry for 5+ years, and he is looking forward to continuing in ministry with FCA in Santa Barbara.
With FCA, Evan will be organizing huddles on high school campuses, meeting with athletes and coaches one-on-one, leading bible studies, and organizing summer and winter camps; all to build strong relationships and share the Gospel with the people of Santa Barbara, engaging, equipping, and empowering them to tell others about Jesus.
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