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Virginia State Office Team

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages coaches and athletes to grow in their faith and sport.

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Derrick Ellison

Position: Virginia State Director
Email: dellison@fca.org

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Derrick Ellison is a Loudoun County native and has been working with FCA since 2013. He currently serves as the State Director for Virginia. Derrick began his relationship with Christ at the age of eight after a Loudoun Youth Soccer teammate shared his faith. He later attended Loudoun County HS and received his degree in Business Administration from Longwood University.

After four years as a member of the LU baseball team, Derrick went on to play over ten years of minor league baseball. As a left-handed relief pitcher, Derrick was blessed to reach Triple-A with the New York Mets. Through his baseball career, the Lord revealed His purpose for Derrick's life enabling him to minister to fellow teammates and coaches. His faith and boldness grew as he led Bible study in locker rooms throughout minor league baseball.

Derrick desires to impact the lives of coaches and athletes so they too can share their faith in locker rooms, on the field, and on their local campuses. He began his ministry with FCA as an Area Representative in Loudoun County, then went on to serve as the Northern Virginia Multi-Area Director before accepting the role as State Director of VA.

Derrick, his wife Robin, and their three kids Adilynn, Isaac and Emmaline live in Leesburg.


Robin Ellison

Position: Administrative Assistant: Donor Development

Email:  rellison@fca.org

Robin Ellison is a native of Nashville, TN, and has lived in Leesburg for the past 14 years. She joined the Loudoun FCA staff in May 2017 and transitioned to serve the state of VA in 2018.

Robin graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a degree in Secondary Education and was a member of the dance team there. She has a Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Before moving to Loudoun, she served as the Associate Dean of Students at Tusculum University in Greeneville, TN. While there, she also served as the Head Cheerleading Coach for the Division II program. Upon moving to VA, Robin taught at Loudoun County High School and served as Head Varsity Cheer Coach during her time there. She has also worked as an online English professor.

FCA has been a vital part of Robin’s life. She was an active student-leader in high school and participated in several leadership camps. She went on to attend FCA in college and started the first FCA huddle at Loudoun County High School while teaching there.

Robin is married to Derrick Ellison and they have three awesome children – Adilynn, Isaac and Emmaline (Pictured above).


Michael Stock

Position: Virginia Donor & Board Advancement Coordinator
Email: mstock@fca.org

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After serving as an Area Director for 14 years where I worked with staff to minister to and through coaches to reach athletes for Jesus Christ, I am now ministering to and through donors and volunteers to help Directors around Virginia expand their ministry teams. That is being done by creating consistent and clear communication strategies to strengthen donor development and stewardship initiatives, and Board recruitment and retention programs.

A high school coach led me toward the truth found in the Gospel. I just wanted to perform on the field and party – he knew I needed a life-saving relationship with Jesus Christ. It was a blessing to come full circle and engage coaches and athletes with the Gospel through FCA. My wife Cindy and I have been blessed to serve with FCA, have our son Noel grow-up in FCA, and now to continue our journey with FCA in this new role.

I welcome your questions or ideas to get involved. mstock@fca.org or 804-221-1291.

 

Jennifer Gustavus

Position: Administrative Assistant:  Staff Development
Email
: jgustavus@fca.org 

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Jennifer Gustavus joined our staff in August 2014, after a few years of volunteering with her kids' huddles and the Loudoun Victory Dinner.  

Jennifer is a Virginia native, growing up south of Richmond in Prince George County.  She graduated from Radford University with a BS in Therapeutic Recreation. Jennifer has been married to her husband Wayne since 1994 and they have 4 wonderful, busy children, Anna, Sam, Rebekah and Jonathan.  Before children Jennifer and Wayne did a lot of outdoor sports: backpacking, camping and canoeing. Since children, Jennifer has been involved in her childrens' sports in various ways.

Jennifer brings a bit of "parenting perspective" to the staff as well as organizational skills from years of service to her church, kids' schools and running a busy household.