Cole was called to oversee the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the Greater Peoria Area in June of 2005. He is a graduate of Greenville College, where he played basketball and football and majored in physical education. While at Greenville, Cole played and student-coached football under Scotty Kessler. He credits "Coach Kess" as his primary mentor in "competing biblically," which is where the Lord began to form a vision that would ultimately become His vision for FCA in the Greater Peoria Area. A few years later, Cole is now consulting, discipling, and mentoring the coaches and athletes in the Greater Peoria Area on both how to compete Biblically and do sports God’s way. It is his goal to partner with God in changing the culture of sport here through the consultation of these athletes and coaches in this area, which can in turn, impact the world for Jesus Christ. He currently resides in Peoria, IL, with his wife, Kristi, daughter, Kenzi (11), and sons, Kasen (6) and Micai (5), and Ryler (2).
Kristi has been privileged and blessed to serve in FCA part-time alongside her husband, Cole, since April of 2009. Kristi is the Greater Peoria Area FCA Women's Ministry Representative. She is overjoyed to be ministering to the women in our area! Kristi is also a member of the "Doing Sports God's Way Team," and travels with the team to train up athletes and coaches in this area. She shares the same passion as her husband, Cole, does to partner with God and change the culture of sport in this area to glorify Jesus.
Kristi is also a graduate of Greenville College, where she played volleyball and softball and double-majored in elementary education and special education. Currently, she enjoys spending most of her time being a stay-at-home mom :).