Ministry Highlight with Nathan Bliss

Nathan Bliss began his journey as FCA’s Syracuse University Director in the fall of 2011. Having completed his undergraduate in Religious Studies at SU, he immediately felt at ease with the student body. In his first semester alone, the size of the campus huddle had almost doubled.

“I had been in the area for four years prior to my start with FCA,” says Bliss. “I knew that God had something for us here, but I did not know what it was.”

Bliss, blown away by the maturity of the student leaders that he worked with, quickly found out that FCA was his calling from God. He was determined to make the university an example of what Christ had called his followers to be: a city on a hill. The huddle outgrew its facilities, a coaches huddle was formed, and the solid FCA foundation that Bliss helped to build has been a vehicle of lasting change at the university.

In early 2018, Bliss changed his position to the FCA Regional Director of Ministry Advancement and Regional International Coordinator to Canada. He brings collegiate athletic experience in football and volleyball, as well as a Master’s Degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary to both positions. He is excited learn from staff throughout the area and to take what God has done at Syracuse and have it multiplied throughout the Northeast.

Bliss lives with his wife, Julia, and their three children just outside of the Syracuse University campus. He is a reverend at their local church and enjoys mountain biking, road cycling, and getting outside as much as possible.


Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

More information can be found at FCA.org.