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Tampa Area

Camille Albrecht ~ Area Representative

(813) 785-7092
calbrecht@fca.org

I am a Tampa native who competed in synchronized swimming for 12 years and am currently coaching the sport at the New Tampa YMCA. I have been involved in dance and physical fitness since I was young. I grew up knowing Christ's love and learning the Bible as truth. My very personal relationship and discovery of my deep need for Christ in my daily walk began at FCA leadership camp in St. Simon's when I was in high school.
 I am very excited about being a member of the FCA Tampa Bay staff and look forward to sharing Christ with female coaches and students that are hungry for the Truth, and so in need of a Savior. I believes FCA gives me a great opportunity to impact the lives of kids who may never hear the Gospel otherwise.

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David Gaskill ~ Area Representative

I was born and raised in Mt. Holly N.J. where I was inducted into the Rancocas Valley Regional High School Hall Of Fame (baseball, basketball, football) in 2006.  I proceeded to play baseball at the University of Delaware, and coached youth sports for 13 years.
I have 2 sons, David Jr. (29), and Adam (24) a graduate at USF.  I am a licensed Pastor, and have worked as a Chaplain at Florida hospital, a mentor for Abe Brown Prison Ministries, and a teacher for the Salvation Army Mens Rehab program.  "It was a 'strong calling' to reach out to our youth with the 'good news' of Jesus Christ, that led me to contact the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I have experienced that youth today are extremely hungry and thirsty for hope, and that FCA is geared to not only provide the hope that is in the Gospel of Christ to them, but also their coaches, their parents, and the entire school campus and community."
"I am very excited and proud to be a member of an organization that is Christ centered and has the far reaching capability of impacting the world in such an amazing and wonderful way."
"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

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Brian Rieth ~ Area Representative

(813) 767-6439
brieth@fca.org

First, let me thank you for exploring this FCA webpage and for supporting our ministry. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally to share my testimony and the events that led me to this wonderful ministry. My journey has been filled with amazing (and unexpected) twists and turns for which I am most thankful.

My wife and family have called Tampa home since 2000. Prior to that, I did my college studies at a Division 1 school in North Carolina. While I was there, I attempted to ‘walk on’ one of the varsity sports teams. In the most polite manner, the coaching staff suggested that I “Enjoy intramurals.” It was great advice - and I’ve been enjoying recreational sports ever since.

I grew up in the Southtowns of Buffalo NY. I learned to play sports from my older brother. Incidentally, he also taught me how to run fast – most times as he was chasing me around the yard over a disagreement of some sort. I played three varsity sports in high school and managed a couple more throughout the summer. It’s still hard to believe my parents never missed a single one of my games.

I look forward to continuing to share my story with you… and to hearing your story, and what led you to this page. My direct contact information is found here.

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Bill Jenkins ~ Area Representative 
(813) 610-3704
bjenkins@fca.org

I was the kid that couldn’t find a place to fit in, until I was introduced to running. Then I became the athlete that thought winning on the track was the source of my significance. As I continued my walk into darkness I sought meaning in many things, but it wasn’t until I was introduced to the True Light of the world that my real significance was realized. There needs to be a bridge for kids like I was, a bridge out of the darkness, FCA is such a bridge.

FCA leads students out of the darkness that permeates our school system , into the Light that brings true meaning.

I grew up in Tampa, went to college at The University of Alabama on a track scholarship and had all the promise in the world, but addiction left me bereft of body, spirit and mind. Only by the Grace of God was I able to find my way out of that very dark place and by His Faithfulness have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of body, spirit and mind.Bodily,3 years ago I was blessed with the opportunity to donate a kidney for my mother, spiritually, my Savior now lives in my heart in a way that is true miraculous, and mind,..well that depends who you ask but I had the good sense to hear God’s still small voice as he called me into the ministry of FCA and I count it an honor to be home, on the mission field which is the Hillsborough County school system.

Proverbs 18:22 says “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.” My ‘good thing” Tami and I have been married since 2014 and I surely see the favor He has granted me, with Tami and I walking hand in hand through the life the Lord provides for us.

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the Glory.

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