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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages coaches and athletes to grow in their faith and sport.

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Tyler Hoitsma- Area Representative

Tyler grew up in Ramsey, NJ and began playing soccer since the age of 7.  He was blessed to pursue his dream to play college soccer at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL.  In May of 2015, he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and minor in Psychology.  The Lord put a burden on Tyler's heart to serve at risk youth and juveniles.  He want to make an impact by giving a hope and future to the kids he built relationships with.  This is only possible by sharing about the grace and love of our Heavenly Father.

Before interning with FCA Soccer ATL, Tyler had no experience with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  He got to experience the impact that FCA is making in the summer of 2015.  Tyler really felt being called by the Lord to full time ministry after all his experiences.  By the grace of God, He was able to come on staff in December of 2015.  FCA has allowed Tyler to leverage his passions for the Gospel, youth, and soccer to have an impact in the greater Atlanta area.

Yuri Lopez: Area Representative-Soccer.

To read Yuri's incredible story, from growing up as an orphan in Honduras, to playing college soccer in the USA, to joining the FCA Soccer staff team please click HERE

Jorge Vallejo: FCA Soccer Director

Jorge Vallejo is from the beautiful Bogotá, Colombia. He has had the pleasure to be part of the soccer professional arena for 7 years starting at the young age of 16 playing  in the Colombian Professional League (DIMAYOR-Lanceros de Boyaca, Chia FC) for  3 years before moving to the United States to continue his career at the USL (United Soccer League) and MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League). Jorge ended his career playing for the Philadelphia KIXX for three seasons ('07-'09), winning the national league in ’07. He attended college on an athletic scholarship playing for the Bryan College Lyons (NAIA) of Dayton, TN where he earned all-conference and all-region honors as a forward and attacking midfielder. 

While playing in Philadelphia he served as the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) director in the Inner City of Philadelphia working with youth, athletes and coaches through the medium of sports. Currently he develops and directs the FCA Soccer Ministries in Atlanta, using the platform of soccer to develop "TRANSFORMATIONAL" coaches from the pro to rec level. He believes soccer offers a platform for coaches to develop not only great players but great citizens of value, men and women of moral fiber that will go on to become change agents in the world.

Jorge has 8 years of coaching experience, 1 at the pro level, 8 at the college, 7 years at the club level, 1 at the WPSL, 3 at the high school and 2 at the ODP level. Currently he assist the men's program at Georgia Gwinnett College. He holds a USSF (United States Soccer Federation) A coaching license.

Jorge spends the majority of his time serving the Atlanta’s professional, college, club, high school and community soccer programs with mentoring and leadership training for their coaches and athletes. Jorge’s passion for soccer and people has taken him off the pitch and into the nations to speak on matters of life, faith, leadership, identity & character development. Jorge not only brings talent to the field but also integrity and passion in the way he conducts himself on-and-off the pitch. Jorge and his beautiful wife Brittany live in Buford, GA with their four-year-old boy Nehemiah and their two-year-old baby girl Georgia Joy and are expecting their 2nd girl on April 2015!

If you would like to have Jorge come and speak at your event/team please contact us at jvallejo@fca.org