FCA Banquet 2023Come hear what God is doing in the lives of coaches and athletes in our community at our biggest fundraising event of the year!
Join us april 16th!
Ryan Neiswender, Paralympic Gold Medalist and former Illini athlete and FCA staffer, is our featured speaker. We’re also excited to honor the founding couple of FCA in the Illini Land area – Tim and Lisa Johnson – as they step into retirement after 30 years of faithful ministry! You won't want to miss it!
Dinner will be served! There's no cost attend, but there will be an opportunity to financially partner with the ministry.
Three ways to get involved!
Sponsor the Banquet
Host a Table
Attend as a Guest
Meet Ryan Neiswender
Hi! My name is Ryan Neiswender, and I am a Paralympic Gold Medalist, corporate keynote speaker, and business leader who has found his passion by helping teams and organizations reach their untapped potential. Originally from Pennsylvania, I was born with a disability called Arthrogryposis which affected the development of my quadricep muscles in my legs.
In 2005, I was introduced to the game of wheelchair basketball and as a senior in high school made Team USA! I committed to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to play Division I wheelchair basketball where I was a 4-Time All-American.
During my time at the University of Illinois, I was introduced to what it meant to have a relationship with Christ through FCA, was baptized in 2015 and met my beautiful wife, Lauren!
After graduating college, I worked for Illini Land FCA for a year before pursuing a professional wheelchair basketball career in Hamburg, Germany. I currently work at Visa Inc. on the Global Digital Partnerships team.
I am a man of faith, love spending time with my family and my goal is to help people and organizations around the world maximize their untapped potential by leveraging my experiences at the pinnacle of sport.
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Meet Ryan Neiswender
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