Michelle is currently employed by Faith Family Church as the School of Leadership Director. She has served at Faith Family Church for over 18 years, since Feb. of 2000, in various positions. Before joining the staff at Faith Family, Michelle coached basketball at Walsh University as the head coach from 1989-1997. She was the assistant basketball coach at Malone University from 2001-2006, and coached one year at Heritage Christian School during the 1998-99 basketball season. She was also the principal at Canton Christian Academy from 1997-1999. Michelle was born in Canton, OH and moved to Texas with her family in 1977. She played basketball at Angelo State University in Texas for 4 years and also joined the basketball staff as a graduate assistant for 2 years before moving back to Ohio in the summer of 1989. Michelle is passionate about coaching and helping others to discover and walk out the plan of God for their lives. She loves to help others identify their dreams and goals and believe God to see them fulfilled. Michelle and her husband currently reside in Canton. with their yorkie, Esteban.
Warren worked in the investment field for over 25 years. He is now retired from his own financial management/investment business and is focusing on assisting non-profit ministries. He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and Asbury Theological Seminary. Warren also is a Certified Kingdom Advisor® and Certified Financial Planner®. He has served on the FCA board in years past and has a deep passion for bringing the next generation into a relationship with Jesus. It is a privilege to serve with the current board of NEO FCA and to see lives impacted for the Kingdom. He, along with his wife Diane volunteer at an inner city ministry in southwest Canton, OH.
As host of The Ray Jeske Show, Ohio’s daily high school sports talk show on ESPN 990 (Massillon/Canton), Ray conducts more than 1,000 coach and player interviews each year from all across the state, totaling more than 15,000 since 2001. Whether it’s a Mr. Football from a famous big school perennial power, or a female student-athlete lighting it up in a small town few have heard of, if they’re making news, Ray finds them and lets them tell their story. Ray has covered some of the world’s great sports spectacles, from the Summer Olympics to the NBA Finals, yet his greater delight is his daily program centered in scholastic sports, and among the coaches who have embraced the high calling of investing their lives into the next generation. For his work in broadcasting, Ray was named the 2016 Ohio Sports Media Person of the Year by the National Football Foundation Northeast Ohio Chapter. Ray also serves as pastor of LifeHope Church in Jackson Township. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and has begun doctoral work in church leadership at Ashland Theological Seminary. Prior to accepting this pastoral calling, Ray served statewide as the Director of Leadership Development for the Free Methodist Church Ohio Conference. Ray has served both the sports and church worlds nationwide as a speaker, in conferences, banquets, churches and rallies, once having spoken to a crowd of an estimated 500,000 in Washington D.C. He has appeared on numerous national radio and television broadcasts. Along this commitment to the next generation, Ray is founder and director of The Called, an annual retreat that assists next generation student leaders in finding and preparing for their vocational pursuits. A graduate of St. Edward and Kent State, where he had the distinction of being yelled at by guys named Saban, Pinkel and Capers, Ray and his wife Sue make their home in Akron in the Buchtel school district, staying close to their three daughters and twin grandsons, and maintaining that running 26.2 miles is a perfectly reasonable idea.
Mike retired from education in 2011 after teaching Physical Education/Health and coaching football for 34 years. He spent 25 years as the FCA advisor at Canton South. He has been married to his wife, Beth, for 33 years and has three children: Emily (29), Kyle (27), and Michelle (23). Mike is a member of Faith Family Church and is now working as a building supervisor at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jim Stewart resides in Jackson Township. He and Sheila, his bride of 51 years have 3 children ( 2 daughters and 1 son) and 6 grandchildren. He attended Mt. Pleasant High School where he played varsity football and basketball. He graduated from The Ohio State College of Pharmacy. He has practiced community pharmacy for 47 years- the last 24 at Marc's in Massillon. Jim has coached middle school girl's softball and officiated junior high basketball and softball. He has been on several committees in his church. He is excited and humbled to be a board member for FCA. God has given me a great opportunity to have an influence on our youth and their relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.