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About FCA

Welcome to Northwest Ohio FCA!

Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ.

FCA is the largest interdenominational, school-based, Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

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Office Phone and Address

NW Ohio FCA Office (419) 724-4420  

2602 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH 43607

Josh Erd, Area Director  email: jerd@fca.org  m: 419-819-8789

Kara Steinke, Club Sports Administrative Assistant 

email: ksteinke@fca.org    419-540-1965 

Mary Heidenreich, Administrative Assistant

Email: Mheidenreich@fca.org

Josh Erd, Area Director

Josh Erd is not new to Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Many may know him through Buckeye Border FCA and his seven years building Club Sports in Lenawee County.  Josh is passionate about not only broadening the scope of FCA Club Sports in Northwest Ohio, but also solidifying the framework already laid out in the area for huddles, coaches training and ministering to athletes and their families.  As Area Director for NW Ohio, Josh hopes to develop lasting relationships with a community we know is ready for growth and the spiritual guidance our athletes need to continue spreading the gospel globally.  The NW Ohio FCA office is excited as well for the passion, knowledge and experience he brings into Toledo and its surrounding areas.  Understanding the need for assistance in forming and maintaining Club Sports in metropolitan area, Josh has brought his administrative assistant, Kara Steinke to continue her work with the ins and outs of club sports.  Kara will enhance the NW Ohio FCA office with her knowledge of and excitement for growing FCA Club Sports in the NW Ohio region.

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Joe Pirucki, 

Area Representative

First and foremost, Joe describes himself as a man of God with a passion for intentionally connecting with people and cultivating others spiritually.  He is excited to embark on this new ministry with FCA.  As he continues to listen to God's calling, he is transitioning over from working in Christian higher education with college students in Massachusetts and South Carolina.  During that time Joe worked closely with student athletes, which was just a continuation of his professional involvement in athletics.  Prior to that, Joe worked for 6 years for the Detroit Lions as the Manager of Salary Cap and Contract Administration, working alongside the General Manager, President, and VP of Pro Personnel daily to execute team personnel decisions regarding roster management.  His responsibilities included scouting players, executing roster moves, negotiating and writing contracts, administering player workouts, managing the team's salary cap, tracking cash flow, and coordinating training camp logistics. Joe has also spent time in administrative roles with the NFL League Office, Detroit Tigers, and Bowling Green State University football. 

Meet our NW Ohio FCA Board Members






Irshad Bannister

Transamerica Financial Advisors

Ben Sutter

Marshall & Melhorn LLC

Mike Bartley

Toledo Christian Schools

Greg Corbitt

Knight Insurance Group

Steve DeYarman

Huntington

Marc Donawa

Perrysburg Family Physicians

Megan Evans

Evans, Beebe, and Fields Financial Group

Sam Hammons

Knight Insurance Group

Colin McHugh

Rehmann 

Tom Weinrich

Retired, Metal Forming & Coining Corporation

Gary Norris

Consultant 

John Ross

Integrated Financial Resources


Tom Snow

Schieb-Snow and Company

Tom Lueck

Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Pastor Jeremy Rands

Monclova Road Baptist Church

Josh Schuyler

Signature Bank