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Our Team

Area Director - Jake Hannon

As Metro Director, Jake Hannon is responsible for leading the ministry in the metropolitan area of Buffalo, including the surrounding suburbs, by fundraising, creating a staff team, and casting vision for the future of FCA in the city. Jake is a Buffalo native and played hockey at West Point’s United States Military Academy for his freshman year. He graduated from Liberty University with a Religion Degree in 2012 and stayed on at Liberty as the Hockey Team Chaplain and Assistant Coach. In 2015, Jake and his family moved back to Buffalo to pursue a calling to full-time ministry.

Meet Jake

Admin & Ministry Coordinator - Gary Rogers

Gary currently serves as the President of the Integrity Hockey League, a Christian Men’s League that was formed through the Chapel skates and a partnership with FCA. Under his leadership, the league has now grown to over 80 adult hockey players. In his official role with FCA, Rogers is now expanding his influence as he works side by side with the Buffalo FCA Director Jake Hannon to help Buffalo FCA reach every coach and athlete in the region with the gospel of Jesus Christ by helping coordinate camp and campus ministry efforts and managing the ministry’s online social media and web-based presence.

Meet Gary

Want to Join the Team?

Team FCA is growing in Buffalo. We are looking for great FCA Staff that will use the platform of sport to go deep into communities across Buffalo through discipleship. Is God calling you to full time ministry on Team FCA?

"Then He said to His disciples: The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest."

-- Matthew 9:37-38 (HCSB)

For questions about specific job opportunities in our area or how to start the process, contact Jake Hannon.

Types of Jobs

Area Director: Prayerfully creates and sustains the plan to grow the FCA ministry in the assigned geography through Board, Donor and Staff development. Responsible for working with staff and volunteers to fund and manage the finances of the ministry. As the spiritual leader, guided by God and devoted to Jesus Christ, the Area Director models the FCA values of Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence in dealing with staff, volunteers, athletes and coaches.

Area Representative: In collaboration with the local Area Director and Leadership Board, will prayerfully create and sustain the plan to grow the FCA ministry to and through coaches in the assigned area. Responsible for working with staff, volunteers and a team of advisors to fund and manage the finances of the ministry. As a spiritual leader, guided by God and devoted to Jesus Christ, the Area Representative will model the FCA values of Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence in dealing with staff, volunteers, athletes and coaches. 

Administrative Assistant: Provides clerical support for the FCA field office to accomplish the FCA Mission and Vision.

Leadership Board

Tim Fancher (Chair) - Genesis PPG 

Jeff Fancher - J&R Specialties

Ben Mahshie - Endo Pharma

Nia Bates - Buffalo Modular Homes

Jack Waggoner - AXA Advisors

Torin Lucas - Torin Lucas State Farm

Shawn Borrello - Garland Co.

Pat Jones - Eastern Hills Church

Jon Hasselbeck - Northgate Church

The Basics

Before pursuing employment with FCA, it is FCA’s desire that you have a full understanding of the position you are applying for and the FCA Ministry. FCA’s intention is to do its best to affirm your calling to this ministry and equip you to succeed. 

Funding

FCA is a faith-financed ministry and as such depends on the generosity of donors to support our ministry staff. Developing and implementing a funding plan is part of your responsibility as FCA ministry staff. 

A Family Call

Your spouse (if married) and family must be similarly called to the ministry and support you in your role as FCA Staff. 

The Process

The official hiring process begins with the endorsement of the local FCA Area Director and/or regional Vice President as well as the local leadership board.