FCA-Nebraska Announces Summer Interns
The purpose of the FCA internship program is to provide an opportunity for college student athletes to work with FCA Staff as they consider what it would look like to serve the Lord through a career in Coaching or on staff with FCA.
Nebraska FCA is excited to announce its summer interns for the 2016 year and would like to welcome them to our team! Please pray for them as they raise support and serve the Lord through FCA this summer. If you would be interested in supporting one or more of these interns, please contact your local FCA office. Please take time to learn a little about each of them below:
Michael Holdsworth – Cross Country – Creighton
Hi, my name is Michael Holdsworth and I’m currently a redshirt junior at Creighton studying Public Relations and Journalism heading into my final semester of college. I grew up in rural Illinois and my high school didn’t have an FCA huddle, so I first joined my freshman year at Creighton, and have spent two incredible weeks at the Pella FCA camp as a cross country huddle leader. I love watching and playing pretty much every sport, and have played competitive soccer, basketball, baseball, and football before I found my true passion in distance running. I’m really excited to be working with FCA this summer and to glorify God through His gift of sports.
Graham Nabity – Football – Nebraska
I am an upcoming senior construction management major and running back at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I love the outdoors and any type of extreme adventure. I have been on fire for the Lord since my sophomore year at Millard North and finished off school and ball at Elkhorn high school. I live to make Christ famous. I look forward to being a part of the FCA staff this summer!!
“It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. For the life I live in the flesh I live in faith for the son of God who loved and game himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
Mark Gueswell – Tennis – Hastings College
My name is Mark Gueswell and I am a junior at Hastings College. I am a CO native living in a small town called Windsor for basically my entire life. I am a double major in marketing and business administration and I play for the college tennis team. I’ve been involved with FCA leadership ever since beginning my college career and was part of Young Life in Colorado throughout high school. I am a die hard fan about almost every major sport you can think of, not just only tennis.I mainly enjoy watching basketball, soccer, and football while rooting for my favorite teams. Another passion of mine is working with kids and sport teams when I graduate from college. I am excited to let God lead me through this internship and see what doors will be opened.
Megan Fletcher-Volleyball-Doane College
I’m Megan Fletcher and will be graduating from Doane College (or University) in May 2016 with a major in Exercise Science and two minors in Psychology and Biology. I was a part of the Doane volleyball team all four years of college and it’s because of volleyball that my relationship with Christ and passion for FCA have grown so much. I know that the Lord called me to Doane, not to be an All-American volleyball player but to be a light for Him, an ambassador for Him. Volleyball was just a specific area where I was able to really be bold and spread the gospel to teammates and grow in my personal faith with Christ. I cannot thank Him enough for that. Now that I will be graduating, I am so looking forward to see what the heck the Lord is going to provide next in our adventure of life. Luckily, He has allowed me the opportunity to serve with FCA for the summer and I cannot express how pumped I am! As always, Go Tigers! 🙂
East Central Office – Grand Island
Creighton Buhr – Basketball – Hastings College
Creighton Buhr, a native of Trumbull, NE is a sophomore at Hastings College where he plays basketball and is majoring in marketing with a Christian Ministry minor. He graduated from Doniphan-Trumbull High School where he was a honors student and a four year, three-sport athlete. His parents are Greg and Judy Buhr and he has two older brothers, Kelan and Cale.
West Central Office – Kearney
Libby Joekel – Volleyball – UNK
After graduating from Gering High School, I attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney where I graduated in December of 2015 with a degree in BAE in 7-12 Language Arts Education and Coaching Endorsement. This fall I will begin my first year of teaching English at Lexington High School and my sixth year of coaching. I was involved with my FCA huddle in high school, and I learned how to compete for Christ in my sport and life. One of my first experiences coaching was at an FCA Power Camp where I got a taste of what it meant to coach for Christ. Since then, I have coached at several Power Camps, the Black Hills Sports Camp, and am currently attending the 3D Coaches Bible Study.
Tessa Gorsuch – Track – Chadron State
I am Tessa Gorsuch from Rapid City, South Dakota. My parents are Dave and Tammy Gorsuch and I have two older brothers, Brandon and Kyle. I am currently a junior at Chadron State College studying Elementary Education and running track. On the track team, I hurdle and run sprints. In high school, I was a two-time state champion in the 100m hurdles and a two-time state champion in the 4x100m relay. Before transferring to Chadron State my sophomore year, I ran track for the University of Northern Iowa for one year. During my sophomore year at Chadron I qualified for the DII National Indoor Meet and I hold the 60m hurdles, 100m hurdles, and 4x100m relay records. I am super excited to be interning with FCA this summer because this ministry has changed my life. I love Jesus and I love sports and FCA puts them together, and that’s really awesome!
Panhandle Office – Gering
Zach Banzhaf – Chadron State
My name is Zach Banzhaf, and I am from Chadron, Nebraska. I am currently a senior at Chadron State College, majoring in Music Education for grades K-12. Next year, I will be graduating. I hope to receive a job teaching choir or band for high school or middle school. My wife, Nicky, also plans to be a teacher, but in the field of English. In high school, I competed in both speech and cross-country, and I would love an opportunity to coach both. Eventually, my goal will be to obtain my master’s degree in Music Composition or Theory. My life is always moving wildly, but I try and let God be the one who guides it.
Nicky Banzhaf – Cross Country and Track – Chadron State
My name is Nicky Banzhaf. I was born and raised in Chadron, Nebraska. I ran competitively in high school, and now I run track and cross country for Chadron State College. I am currently majoring in English Education with my endorsement in grades 6-12th. My husband is studying to be a teacher as well, so I know I chose wisely. This summer, I will be working as an intern for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I cannot wait to give back to an organization that opened my eyes to the connection of the gospel and running, and further revealed the connection of God’s cavernous love in every aspect of my life.Print this Page