COURAGE

By Nathan Bliss  Ready  “Immediately Jesus spoke to them. “Have courage!  It is I.  Don’t be afraid.”” – Matthew 14:27  Set  Have you ever encountered something that completely overwhelmed you?  Maybe you faced circumstances that seemed insurmountable.  Or, perhaps you found yourself totally out of your comfort zone and frozen by fear.  We’ve all had those moments when we felt ourselves …

Kirstin’s Korner: Rest and Digest

It’s Monday morning. The alarm goes off and your head fills with thoughts of the day’s obligations. You check your phone, take a shower, pack your bag… time to hit the road, but you haven’t eaten anything. You grab a granola bar as you rush to the car, scarf it down while you drive, and call it breakfast.   Sound like a typical morning? You’re not alone. With the crazy pace of life, sitting down for a meal …

COACHES HIGHLIGHT: VERONICA TEARNEY

Veronica Tearney, Director of Strength & Conditioning (Nutrition and Spirit Program) at Syracuse University I first began coaching in 2000 as a graduate assistant coach in the strength & conditioning department for track and field at Syracuse University. Over the last 20 years I’ve had experience working with a variety of sports, including swimming, lacrosse, tennis, soccer, and ice hockey.  Through …

ARE YOU ZOOMED OUT?

When the world seemed to shut down in March, many people thought that society would return to “normal” in a few weeks or, at worst, after a few months. As the cool Northeastern nights set in, “normal” seems like a distant memory. Coaches are dealing with the prospect of another season without sports, students are either bracing for remote learning, …

Kirstin’s Korner: Eating with Wisdom and Gratitude

Have you noticed that nutrition advice is ever-changing? Carbohydrates are good one day and bad the next. Breakfast used to be the most important meal of the day; now, you should skip it to save calories. For those of us working hard to be good stewards of the bodies God gave us, it can be downright exhausting to figure out …

Northeast Region Staffing Update: Frank Reynoso

Frank Reynoso has been on staff with FCA since 2005. Over the years Reynoso has had the honor of building up three regions through inner city development (Orlando, Miami & NYC). He also has served in national capacities, most recently as a member of FCA’s National Diversity Task Force. This August, Reynoso will assume a new role by becoming the …

Aaron Mann

On staff with FCA since March 2019, Aaron Mann (Portland, ME) currently serves as the Area Director of Southern Maine.  Mann continues to fulfill his passion of working to expand FCA’s ministry to coaches and athletes with his promotion to Regional International Coordinator (RIC), Northeast Region.  He will lean on past ministry experience with FCA International in Portugal and his …

Margaux Poplaski

Margaux Poplaski (Hampden, ME) has been on staff with FCA since 2011. In her tenure, she has served as an Area Representative, State Director and most recently, Regional Camps Coordinator for the Northeast Region. Poplaski hopes to glean from these experiences as she transitions into the role of Ministry Advancement Coordinator, broadening her focus from the Camp environment to all …

Nathan Bliss new Northeast Regional Vice-President

‘Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”’ Isaiah 6:8 (NLT) When the Regional Selection Committee set out to find a new leader for the Northeast Region, they asked God to make it clear who the next Regional Vice President …

Finishing the Season

The lock screen on my iPhone is a picture of dusk at day’s end.  As my final days as FCA’s VP of Field Ministry for the Northeast Region come to a close, it’s good to take a moment to look back at the past ten years and see how God has orchestrated change in His perfect timing. I remember, as …