Authors

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Ron Brown

Ron Brown is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions and a former Nebraska FCA Director. Ron is Director of Player Development for the University of Nebraska football team. He spent 24 seasons as an assistant coach at Nebraska while they won three national championships. You can find his videos and Bible studies at calledtocompete.com and sportsparables.com 

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Gordon Thiessen

Gordon Thiessen has written or published more than two hundred books on sports and competition including co-authoring the Team Studies series of nine books. Gordon played football at the University of Nebraska and coached high school football and basketball. During the past 30 years, he has served with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Nebraska. 

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Rod Handley

Rod is the former Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). He is currently the Founder and President of Character That Counts, a ministry that was founded in July 2000. He is a popular retreat and banquet speaker with men’s and women’s groups, singles and married. Rod has published fifteen books, including, “Character Counts—Who’s Counting Yours?” which details how to begin the process of being accountable to one another. Rod and his wife Janna live in Lee's Summit, MO and they have four children.

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Wes Neal

Wes has been consulting with sport coaches and business leaders for over thirty years. He is considered the pioneer in implementing biblical principles into the competitive sports world, all based on the life and teachings of Jesus. He is a seminary graduate, was the field director for Athletes in Action, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, is a featured speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and taught for 12 years at Kanakuk Kamp in Branson, Missouri. He currently lives with his wife, Peggy, in central Ohio. They have two grown daughters, and six grandchildren.

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Josh Thiessen

Josh is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary. From 2007-2009 Josh served as a pastoral assistant at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, CA while finishing his M.Div and Th.M. Currently he serves as the teaching pastor at Providence Bible Church in Gretna.