Hired on: 6-16-2016
Hometown: Roscoe, IL
Family: Married 27 years with 4 children, 2 sons-in-law, 1 grandson, and 1 grandbaby on the way (Sept 2017).
High School: Hononegah High School, Rockton, IL
College: Rockfod College, B.A.; Moody Bible College, M.A.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Philosophy; Master of Arts in Applied Biblical Studies
Coaching Career: Recreational and Competitive Gymnastics (IL, GA, TX); 5th-8th Grade Catholic School Volleyball (IL) and U14 Club Volleyball (St Louis, MO.)
Sports Career: H.S. Varsity Volleyball & Softball; College & Adult Recreational Volleyball LeaguesActivities: FCA Chaplain to the Chicago Bandits (2016); Volunteer FCA Coach for 5 years
Interests: Exploring with my family; Writing; Research; Reading; Yoga, Volleyball, or any Sport; Green Bay Packers; Creating Art
Favorite Music: Contemporary Christian; Alternative Christian; Jazz; Blues; Classical; Piano; and more. Love music!
Favorite TV Shows: None. Not a tv watcher except sports or special programs. I would rather be “doing” than watching, although I have recorded endless hours of video of my own family and activities!
Favorite Verse: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?” And I said, “Here am I! Send me!” Isaiah 6:8
Jackie on the FCA Vision: God calls us individually and corporately to spread the Good News, impacting our world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. How He equips each one of us is unique. For some He has given special abilities in the physical realm which we call sports. The message of FCA encourages coaches and athletes to utilize their athletic talents for the glory of God rather than self-glorification. By standing upon the revered sports platform and proclaiming the Truth, in words and in action, one person truly can make an eternal difference the lives of others. The question is who will answer the call? Who will obey? Out of a heart of gratitude, I say, “Here am I. Send me!"