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NE Ohio FCA Board Members

Chuck Almasy
Chuck has been the promotional product consultant for the past 30 years. He has been involved in ministry at Whipple Heights CMA along with numerous mission trips. Chuck has been married for 40 wonderful years to the same, patient woman. Together they have three wonderful children and four beautiful grandchildren.




  Warren Fish
 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.



Leon Gerig
Leon has 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. He last worked with the State of Ohio as a Workers' Compensation Supervisor. Leon has also been involved in local politics, and has held and run for public office. Those experiences, along with a heart for the Kingdom of God, have launched Leon into the ministry of serving. Leon serves on the NE Ohio Board of FCA, and has the goal of enlarging the influence of Christ through FCA in Stark, Wayne, and Summit counties.




Patrick Hammer
Patrick is President and Senior Advisor with HFS Wealth Advisors and has been a financial service professional since 1982. Patrick devotes his career to serving people seeking advice on achieving their financial goals while providing them with a sense of peace as it relates to their financial matters.
 Patrick resides on his family farm where he grew up in Chippewa Township with his wife Theresa and four children. He is active in his church and volunteers his time working with children by coaching grade school basketball and football.


Ray Jeske
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.                



Tammy Kaylor
Tammy Kaylor (BA Communications and Theater '90) As a freelance writer/ publication designer and business development specialist, Tammy credits her career to the education and experience she gleaned while at Malone, and currently she serves as Malone University's Grants Coordinator. When it comes to career passion, Tammy says she has a heart for small business and not-for-profit organizations.  She started her career as a writer with InfoCision where she was quickly moved into leadership as the Director of Corporate Communications. She has worked at many local companies including the former Roberts Express, ComDoc and Verizon Wireless. Her work took her to New York State to Pinecrest Bible Training center where her varied skills allowed her vast opportunities to make a difference in the community.



Mickey Mayle
Mickey Mayle of Jackson Township is currently sales & marketing manager at Carlisle Printing in Sugarcreek Ohio . He has been in the printing Business for over 40 years .A graduate of Timken High School (1974), Mickey was an accomplished 3 sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He had the privilege to play under the coaching of Sonny Spielman, Fred Harold and Bernie Hall. Mickey coached Girls high school basketball for seven years and was involved for 10 years in the sports ministry team at First Friends Church. He accepted Christ in 1985 and continues his journey following the Lord wherever he may lead. Mickey is married and has 3 adult children, 1 stepson and 2 grandchildren. Mickey is looking forward serving FCA with his time, talent and skills wherever he is needed.



 Tom McAlister
My wife, Kathy, and I have been happily married for nearly 48 years.We have three grown children: Tricia,Tommy and Katie. We  currently have five grandchildren with another one expected in  March.I am a retired educator. I was a teacher and an administrator  in the Louisville City Schools for 41 years.My wife and I continue to  volunteer in the schools, at our church, and in the community of Louisville. We both love the Lord!




Mike Miller
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.



 Rich Toriello
 Rich Toriello has nearly thirty years of successful Executive  Management experience with an extensive background in both Sales  and Marketing with Consumer, Commercial and Industrial accounts. Rich began his career with N.J. Bell Directory, Yellow Pages and eventually joined Haines Americalist, N Canton Ohio and is currently  the owner of a CertaPro Painters Franchise in Akron/Canton. Rich  studied Business Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University and  received a certificate in Business Management & Accounting from  Eagan Business School in New Jersey. Rich is married to Nancy and has two children and four grandchildren. He enjoys antique auto restoration, flying single engine planes, music, playing the drums and is an avid Green Bay Packer fan. He has also been a member of Fellow of Christian Athletes in NJ since 2000 and is a member of St. Michaels Christian Catholic Church, Canton, OH and a life member of The Knights of Columbus in NJ and NE Ohio.