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Vice President of Field Ministry
In 2010, Sean McNamara returned to his home state of New York where he serves as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ vice president of Field Ministry of the Northeast Region. His primary responsibility is to oversee the growth and development of ministry throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Previously, Sean spent three years on staff at FCA’s National Support Center (NSC) in Kansas City where he was vice president of Sport-Specific Ministry. In that role, he directed the expansion of that department from six to 10 sports over three years, and he continues to direct FCA’s Sport-Specific Ministries through support of FCA’s various National Directors of Sport-Specific Ministry. Sean was also intricately involved with the FCA Chaplains ministry and organized the first-ever national Chaplains Conference.
Sean originally joined FCA on June 1, 1999, as the National Director of FCA Lacrosse and the first full-time staff person to oversee that ministry. His spiritual journey began seven years earlier when he accepted Christ as a young lacrosse player attending an FCA camp.
Sean maintained a successful lacrosse career as the team captain at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, NY. He was an all-region goaltender at Monroe Community College, also located in Rochester, before moving on to NCAA Division III Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., where he was the team captain and the FCA campus leader.
After earning his degree in psychology, Sean interned for FCA at Randolph-Macon College. His post-playing lacrosse career includes a year as an assistant coach at his alma mater and a year as an assistant at Messiah College. Sean then spent four years at Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore, Md., where he was an assistant from 2004-06. Another career highlight came in 2003 when Sean was an assistant coach for the silver medal Canadian Under 19 national team.
Sean resides in Spencerport, NY with his wife Anna and their children Grace, Luke, Caleb and Ella. They attend Northridge Church in Irondequoit. Sean continues to serve on FCA’s Inner City Task Force and contributes to the development of that national ministry. He is especially excited to see God continue to build great things within the Northeast Region.