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Our Team



Matthew Roop, PGA
Northeast & North Central Florida Director  
mroop@fca.org904.654.3699  
      

Matt attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL and obtained a B.A in Bible and Youth Ministry, with an emphasis in Sports.  Upon graduation, Matt relocated to Florida where he worked in a variety of golf professional positions at golf clubs throughout South Florida and earned his status as a Class A PGA Professional.

In 2010, Matt joined the FCA Golf Staff in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL serving as FCA Golf's Director of Camps.  In September of 2015, Matt transitioned to Director of FCA Golf Jacksonville, where he focused his ministry efforts toward junior golfers, golf coaches and golf professionals in the NE Florida region.  In December of 2017, Matt stepped into the role of Multi-Area Director for Northeast & North Central Florida.  In this role, Matt leads and coordinates ministry and staff throughout greater Jacksonville, Gainesville and Ocala areas.

Matt is married to Karen and is father to Audrey and Wilson.  In addition to playing golf, Matt enjoys reading, biking and the beach.




Dan Meinert
NE Florida Director of Development  
dmeinert@fca.org904.755.2304    

Bio Coming Soon




Andrew Baker 
Nassau & Baker Counties Area Director  

andrewbaker@fca.org | 865.406.8655   

Andrew Baker was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Andrew served as the Assistant Recreation Minister for 6 years at a church in Knoxville organizing and facilitating adult and youth basketball, soccer, and tennis leagues and camps.  He also served with the church's youth ministry. In 2011, Andrew married the former Emily Williams of Fernandina Beach. Emily graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in 2007 and moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee, graduating with a degree in Retail Management. She has owned her own embroidery business since 2014.

Andrew joined the NE Florida FCA staff in April 2012 and is passionate about serving Northeast Florida's coaches and athletes. He has a heart for reaching people for Christ through the world of sports.  Andrew serves in the Nassau and Baker County area, as well as the FCA Baseball program.




Greg Chapman
Duval County-River East Area Representative  
gchapman@fca.org | 770.842.7690  
   

Greg Chapman is a Northeast Florida FCA Area Representative who is excited to be serving the areas of Duval County east of the St. Johns River.  Greg brings a decade of ministry experience to the Northeast Florida team.  Prior to FCA, Greg served as student pastor at Neptune Baptist Church in Neptune Beach, Florida.  Greg is a proud alum of Fletcher Senior High School.

Following high school, Greg attended Georgia Military College where he played offensive line.  Greg concluded his collegiate career at Valdosta State where he played football and graduated with a degree in History.  After his collegiate playing career, Greg entered the coaching ranks with his first stop as offensive line coach at Georgia Military College.  Greg's other coaching stops included Valdosta, Raines, Ribault and Fletcher High Schools.


 

John Green 
Clay County Field Ambassador 
904.616.0331



John W. Green Jr. recently retired from a 25-year education career to begin a journey into full-time ministry with FCA Clay County and as a youth minister with the First Family Network. As the principal of Bradford Middle School (Starke, FL) he was selected, entrusted, and trained to be one of the first thirteen school guardians in the state of Florida and directed one of the school's largest learning gains in its history. He is the former Director of Education and Special Projects for Seamark Ranch, a specialized residential school for children from families in crisis and previously the principal of Lakeside Junior High School (Orange Park, FL), named one of the top 75 junior high schools in the state of Florida under his leadership. John is also a national presenter for the Center For Teacher Effectiveness, a global leader in professional development, and was recently invited to and completed the Reinhold Corporation's Clay Leadership Program for rising executive leaders.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and a Master of Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida, attending on full academic scholarship. John has been an educator for 25 years, serving as substitute teacher, English and Math teacher, at-risk computer lab coordinator, coach, athletic director, mentor, vice principal, director, and principal. During his teaching years, John was named the Clay County Chamber of Commerce Spotlight Teacher, twice named the Florida Star Conference Coach of the Year, and given the Florida Shriner’s most prestigious honor—“The Standing Tall Award”. John’s students, traditionally at-risk, performed exceptionally well on standardized tests, consistently outperforming other classes with learning gains above 80%.

In addition to training for the Center For Teacher Effectiveness, John has also presented with former NFL great Joe Ehrmann and his “Building Men and Women For Others” organization featured by HBO Real Sports and NFL Films and the subject of a best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jeffrey Marx. Based on the principles of Joe’s organization, John created and sponsors a mentoring program for young men in public and private schools called REAL Manhood which earned a Promising Practice Award from the Character Education Partnership in Washington, D.C. and the John and Klare Reinhold Foundation Special Judges Award. This also led him to FCA where at each school he served, he volunteered as that school's huddle leader. Now he ministers in all 14 junior and senior high schools in Clay County with a passion to "make Him known" to and through coaches and their athletes. John and his wife Monica, also a successful school administrator and FCA volunteer, reside in Green Cove Springs, FL with their two children Jackson (15) and Savannah (14).




Roxanne Rutt
Jacksonville University Campus Representative  
rrutt@fca.org | 585.943.4839  
  

After traveling the world with FCA, California native Roxanne Rutt felt called to join the ministry's staff and facilitate the same kind of powerful ministry she'd experienced for herself as an athlete at Fresno State University.  As a cross country runner for the Bulldogs, Rutt had surrendered her life to Christ through FCA and saw firsthand what God could do in and through groups of competitors who were committed to serving Him.

After graduating from Fresno State, Rutt traveled to Italy to participate in an FCA internship through which she learned more about the power of sports ministry.  She returned to Fresno and for the next two years, Rutt began looking for opportunities with FCA.  She was offered her first position on staff as an area representative in Rochester, NY, helping break new ground and expand FCA's reach in the Northeast Region of the US.  

Rutt served 3 years on staff with FCA in Rochester before she relocated to Jacksonville, FL with her husband.  In her current position as Campus Representative at Jacksonville University, Rutt engages, equips and empowers student athletes and leaders desiring to grow in Christ and share His love on campus at JU.

Outside of FCA, Rutt enjoys being wife to Clayton and mommy to Piper.  She also enjoys baking, line dancing, long boarding, and playing in any kind of pick-up game.

Her life verse is "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing, and perfect will." Romans 12:2




Jordan Smith
St. Johns County West Area Representative  
jordansmith@fca.org | 559.977.0902    

Jordan was born and raised in Fresno, CA where he fell in love with the sport of track and field. Jordan first felt called to ministry while he was a high jumper for the Fresno State track team. A fellow teammate invited him to the university's FCA huddle and soon later trained him as an FCA student leader. Acknowledging his call to ministry, Jordan transferred to Biola University to study Bible, while also finishing his collegiate track career there. Following college, Jordan interned with a church youth group in Hawaii while also coaching track for multiple high schools on the island of Kauai.

Jordan returned to Fresno following his internship and was contacted by a fellow student leader from his days with FCA at Fresno State. This student encouraged Jordan explaining that he would be a great fit for the ministry. Even though Jordan had his doubts and fears about going into full-time ministry, God clearly called Jordan to FCA in 2016 when he joined FCA in Fresno as an Area Representative working with coaches and athletes from 15 schools throughout the central valley.

In July of 2018, Jordan moved to Jacksonville, FL in preparation of marrying his fiancé, Morgan, in November. Jordan joined the NE Florida FCA staff and is covering the western portion of St. Johns County, ministering to coaches and athletes in the community at 8 area schools.