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Dan Carter, Brevard County Director

Brevard County FCA Metro Director Dan Carter is a Christ follower. He is husband to Kate and they are blessed to have five children, Payton (9), Adison (7), Avery (5), James (3), and Karis (1). Dan and Kate are members of the faith family at First Baptist Church of Melbourne where they are currently serving in the youth ministry teaching 7th and 8th graders and are leaders of their life group.

Dan was born and raised in Brevard County, Florida. He played football for Palm Bay High School where he was a three-year letterman and defensive captain on the 2000 6A State Championship Team. Dan and his family were very active in FCA during his high school years. After graduating high school, Dan attended the University of North Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. He then went on to pursue his Master’s degree from Jones International University in Educational Leadership. In 2014, he completed his doctorate from the University of Central Florida, also in Educational Leadership.

Dan taught History and Law at Palm Bay High School upon completion of his Bachelor’s degree and was an FCA huddle leader. He was also the defensive coordinator on the varsity football team and was head track and field coach. He then went into administration and was an assistant principal for three years for Brevard County Public Schools. Dan felt the Lord calling him into full time ministry and he was obedient to that calling and has loved working full time as an FCA missionary.

Reach Dan at or 321-266-8481 

PO Box 120051 West Melbourne, Fl 32912-0051

But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Joshua 24:15


Rebecca Shaver, Area Representative

Rebecca is devoted to serving female coaches, athletes and teachers while also promoting FCA in her area.

From an early age, Rebecca followed Christ and loved being involved in ministry any way possible. Whether serving children at Vacation Bible School, teaching peers as a leader in her high school’s FCA program or through the many mission projects she was a part of in the youth ministry at her church, she was always involved and loved every bit of it.

Yet, even after a summer serving as the youth ministry intern at First Baptist Church of Melbourne, she hadn’t considered working in full-time ministry.

Rebecca went on to finish a B.S. in Business Management at the University of Central Florida. She also traveled to several countries where the Gospel was widely unknown. During these trips, Rebecca gained a deeper awareness of how desperate our world is for a Savior, and she committed to following Jesus wherever he would lead her.

She entered the workforce in hospitality. But she realized that was not her calling. So, she began studying for a Master’s in Business Administration at the Florida Institute of Technology. Rebecca toiled in search of a career she was passionate about.

Then God stepped in ...

Rebecca was unexpectedly provided the opportunity to work as a missionary for FCA! But she didn’t think twice.

She is excited to feel God doing amazing things, through her, in her community. She prays God would use her and a team of volunteers to form an FCA huddle for each women’s sports team in the Brevard County Public School District, providing the opportunity for these women to hear and respond to the Gospel with their lives.

Please join us in welcoming Rebecca.

Reach Rebecca at

PO Box 120051 West Melbourne, Fl 32912-0051

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Lori Riesen

Lori Riesen, Administrative Assistant

Lori is a soldier for Christ, working tirelessly behind the scenes to help Fellowship of Christian Athletes impact churches, schools, teachers, coaches, athletes and students across Brevard County. 

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