Staff

Scott Shepherd (AIA) is an ordained minister and serves as the AIA Campus Director at UGA, and also oversees AIA Shpeherd is difficultmovements in Atlanta.  Scott graduated from Auburn University in 1993 where he played on the baseball team.  He joined staff with AIA in 1995.  He has served with AIA  at the headquarters in Xenia, Ohio, at Clemson University, and has been at UGA since 2002.  He and his wife Angela reside in Watkinsville with their four children: Charlie, Bailey, Jackson, and Maggie.

scott.shepherd@athletesinaction.org

 

Jonathan Irby (AIA) graduated from UGA in 2008 with a degree in Economics.  Irby spent his four years at UGA as a member of the Redcoat Marching Band.  It was during that time that he got involved with Team United.  He joined staff with AIA in 2009, and has been at UGA since then.  Irby serves mostly with the Olympic sports and Redcoat Band.

jonathan.irby@athletesinaction.org

 

 

Chris & Carrie Davis – (AIA) Bio – Coming Soon  

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chris.davis@athletesinaction.org, carrie.davis@athletesinaction.org

 

 

Kevin “Chappy” Hynes (FCA)

Kevin Hynes serves with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  Players, coaches, staff, and friends refer to Kevin as Chappy.  He and his wife Mikki, have a son Elijah and a daughter Noelle.  He is an ordained minister and a graduate of the Florida Baptist Theological College.  Chappy serves Christ as Chaplain on the campus of the University of Georgia for the Bulldog Football Team.  Chappy serves his community as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff where he also serves as Chaplain to the Oconee Co Sheriffs Office.  Chappy served his country in the United States Marine Corps and currently serves as Chaplain to the Marine Corps League Det #1083 Athens Ga.  Chappy serves as Chaplain to the Saints and Staff at High Shoals Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bishop.  Chappy’s passion is to see people humbly come to GOD through an authentic and personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST in hopes that they will grow and use their influence to impact others for the Kingdom!

khynes@fca.org

 

Thomas C. Settles III (FCA) was born on April 3, 1981 and spiritually born again on December 2, 1996.  He played football at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.  On March 25, 2001, He delivered his first sermon at Grace Baptist Tabernacle and on January 9, 2002, he was licensed as a Minster by the Baptist Church. After graduating from Morehouse College in May of 2003, Thomas enrolled at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University.  After graduating from Divinity school, Thomas accepted a position as chaplain to the athletic community at the University of Georgia. Thomas considers his current position as a tremendous privilege because it affords him the opportunity to partake in the ministry of presence, prayer and preaching within the athletic community of UGA.

tsettles@fca.org

 

Jill Perry (FCA) has served the UGA women’s sports teams since the fall 2003 semester. She earned a degree in Physical & Health Education and Adaptive P.E. from Xavier University, where she also played volleyball for four years. She served as head volleyball coach at East Henderson High School (Hendersonville, NC) for seven years where she led the team to four consecutive conference titles and two 3A NC State Championship titles.  Jill is currently pursuing a MDiv in Biblical Studies with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  She attends the North Georgia Campus.  Jill resides in Watkinsville.

jperry@fca.org

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Morgan Murphy (FCA) Morgan Murphy is a Memphis native, where she graduated from St. Benedict High School and lettered in varsity softball, soccer and basketball. In 2012 Morgan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Auburn University, where she served as President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) while also competing on the softball team and serving on the FCA Leadership Board. Upon embracing Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord at nineteen years old, in college Morgan began to recognize God’s calling on her life to share the Gospel through the avenue of sport. She is currently finishing her graduate project as part of her degree requirement in pursuit of a Master’s in Sport Management from the University of Tennessee. Her pilot study explores the caregiving practices of female chaplains in college athletics, gathering insight from women serving in similar positions as herself. Morgan has worked in various capacities in intercollegiate athletics both at Auburn and Tennessee, but it was in graduate school that she decided to serve the Lord in the ministry that so greatly impacted her own life while a college athlete. She was hired with FCA at UGA in the summer of 2014, and she is excited to see Christ continue to transform lives in the sport community.

mmurphy@fca.org

 

Ray and Judy

Ray & Judy Lawrence (GAO) have been doing sports ministry at the University of Georgia for 32 years.  Ray is the chaplain for Georgia Baseball and Judy recently joined to work with the women athletes.  They have four children:  Rachel, Melissa, Audrey and John.

 

raylawrencegao@gmail.com

judylawrencegao@gmail.com