MEET THE TEAM

DAN PEARSON

FCA Area Director

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FCA Area Director Dan Pearson joined the Illowa FCA team in 2011 after 29 years as a television sports anchor and reporter. Dan and his wife, Gina, live in Geneseo, Illinois.  They have two grown daughters who were both involved in FCA throughout their high school days. The Pearsons love spending time with their family and enjoy their role as grandparents.

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TIM SCHNECKLOTH

FCA Area Representative

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FCA Area Representative and 3D Coaching Presenter Tim Schneckloth was born and raised in Eldridge, Iowa.  Tim graduated from St. Ambrose University in 1991. After owning and operating a small business for a brief time, Tim joined the ILLOWA FCA Team in 1999.  

 

He is excited about his role as 3-Dimensional Coaching Presenter, while still serving as an Area Rep.  Tim and his wife, Brandi, live in Eldridge, Iowa. The Schneckloth's have three daughters, who are still in school.  The family loves to spend their weekends skiing at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, Illinois, where Tim is a certified ski instructor!

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MARC POLITE

FCA Field Ambassador

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FCA Field Ambassador Marc Polite joined the Illowa FCA team in 2017. Marc brings a wealth of experience as a coach and former athlete. He is the boys head basketball coach at Davenport North High School.  Marc lives in his hometown of East Moline, IL where he taught and coached for more than a decade.  Marc is married to his wife LaShonda.  They enjoy spending quality time with their two children Marc Jr. (MJ) and Alexandra.  Marc is a coach who loves to teach and inspire.  Marc and LaShonda also serve on the leadership board of their church (Life Church) in East Moline, IL.

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TONY SPRANGER

Area Rep

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Area Rep Tony Spranger was born and raised in the Quad Cities.  Tony and his wife Amber graduated from high school in 1996; Tony from Moline High, Amber from Rocky. Tony met Amber at a local Bible study the summer of their junior year and they were married in 1998. After Tony graduated with a degree in Youth Ministry from North Central University, the Sprangers moved home with their first son, Caleb.  Caleb now has four siblings; Joshua, Benjamin and Rebekah.

 

Tony has 15 years of experience in youth ministry, most recently with Osco Community Church. Tony serves five counties in the Illowa Area: parts of Henry, Knox, Mercer, Warren and Henderson. Tony is a former basketball coach and loves serving to and through the coach in the FCA ministry.

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TELLUS TRUESDALE

Dubuque Area Rep

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Dubuque Area Rep Tellus Truesdale grew up Winnebago, IL. Prior to joining the Illowa FCA staff, he was the area director of a youth ministry, a missionary, a college basketball coach, a high school basketball coach and English teacher.  

 

Tellus and his wife, Sarah, are proud parents of their son, Tellus Drake. Tellus and Sarah love Dubuque where they serve coaches and athletes with excellence, teamwork and integrity.

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JOHN FLAHERTY

FCA Field Ambassador

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FCA Field Ambassador John Flaherty is a living testimony for FCA.  He was saved through FCA through his Huddle at Wheaton North High School.  That huddle was led by the late Jim Rexilius, an FCA Hall of Honor inductee.

 

John continued his strong involvement in FCA right into college.  He played football at Luther College where he helped start a new huddle. 

 

John has more than three decades in coaching (football, baseball, track) and education.  He has spent his entire career in the Burlington (IA) school district.  He is the FCA Huddle Coach at BHS.

 

As Field Ambassador, John loves pouring into the lives of coaches and athletes through FCA.

 

John and his wife, Kelly, have four grown children and love spending time with their three grandchildren.

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DAVE ANDERSON

FCA Field Ambassador

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FCA Field Ambassador Dave Anderson is a Quad City native.  Dave serves Muscatine and Louisa Counties in Iowa.  Dave has basketball coaching experience at many levels and currently serves as assistant coach for the Black Hawk College men’s team.

 

Dave and his wife, Michelle, serve in many roles at their church - including as Sunday school teachers and other leadership roles. Dave also is on the board for an important ministry that serves widows and orphans in Kenya.

 

A John Deere retiree, Dave met Michelle when they were students at Illinois State University.  They have three outstanding grown children.

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LESLEY BANISTER

FCA Administrative Assistant

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FCA Administrative Assistant Lesley Banister embraces her role. Lesley’s work is critical to Illowa FCA. She views her gift of administration through FCA as a God-given opportunity to serve others for His Kingdom.

 

Lesley has had many roles throughout her life—from teacher to customer service representative to administration.  She is very active in her church and serves as a class coordinator.

 

Lesley is married to Greg who is a driver for FedEx.  The Banisters live in Geneseo and have three wonderful children, Keegan, Kaytie and Karson.

 

Lesley appreciates Psalm 70:4, “May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation always say, ‘the Lord is great!’”

JEFF DAHL

FCA Field Ambassador

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Biography coming soon for FCA Field Ambassador Jeff Dahl

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