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.


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.



Kevin “Chappy” Hynes (FCA) is an ordained minister and is the FCA Campus Director for the University of Georgia.  He and his wife, Mikki, have a son Elijah and a daughter Noelle.  Chappy served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1983-1987.  He also served his community in Florida as a Deputy Sheriff and Police Officer. Now he serves the campus as Chaplain to the University of Georgia Bulldogs Football Team. Chappy’s passion is to introduce people to GOD through a relationship with JESUS CHRIST in hopes that they will grow and use their influence to impact others for HIM.


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.


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 resides in Watkinsville.

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Ray Lawrence (GAO) started the Athletes in Action ministry at the University of Georgia in 1983.  In July 2000, Ray left AIA and started Georgia Athletes Outreach where he currently serves as Chaplain for the UGA baseball team.