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Emerald Coast FCA Staff

Area Director

Michelle Carmical

Emerald Coast

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Area Director

Michelle has been the Area FCA Director since Okaloosa/Walton FCA's creation six years ago and continues to grow support for the vision and mission statement of FCA.


EVERY coach, EVERY athlete, EVERY student, EVERY faculty member on EVERY campus to hear the Gospel and to see the world impacted by Jesus Christ in Okaloosa/Walton Schools. With this continued growth and awareness, she and the Board continue to benefit and serve 47 Okaloosa/Walton County school huddles. Emerald Coast FCA has been blessed with establishing a Student Leadership Board  that define and are representatives that supports the vision and growth as a student-led ministry and define the future of FCA impact and influence.

Michelle has joined in with a pilot program called "Grab Your Cleats". The program supports the relationship of our churches and the community, gathering volunteers to join FCA as Character Coaches so they may share their Christian influence.

In her spare time, Michelle is very active in her local church: working with the women's young adult ministry. She also mentors local high school students and supports many other area organizations and initiatives. She loves spending time at the gym and engages in a plethora of outdoor activities. Michelle has three sons, one is a teacher at Silver Sands and baseball coach at Fort Walton High School, one is a criminal defense lawyer in Jacksonville, and one is following his dream with his entrepreneur spirit, while being a full-time Medic in the United States Air Force.

You can reach Michelle at or 850-217-0391

Julie Covert

Administrative Assistant for Emerald Coast FCA since 2017

She organizes the clerical aspect of events, streamlines registrations, generates spreadsheets, designs event flyers, brainstorms strategies for events with Michelle, website administrator, and creates letters and printed material. Julie’s greatest joy is working with the youth and seeing their excitement for Christ. Julie feels seeing Christ through the youth’s eyes is a blessing! Julie also works full-time for Shalimar United Methodist Church as an Admin Assistant and Graphic Designer and part-time as a cashier for Target. In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with her family and her dog!

Lynn Woods

Ministry at Fort Walton Beach High along with visiting Bruner Middle since 2019

Lynn Woods is a 2005 graduate of Newlife Bible Institute and there he received his Bachelor's degree in Theology. He has been ministering the word of God through spoken word/poetry for over 15 years. Much of that time he was the Chapter Director for True Voices Cincinnati, a national spoken word movement boldly proclaiming the Gospel in artistic, relevant and urban avenues. Lynn has served as Student pastor at Ambassadors Pointe East in Cincinnati, OH as well as Parkside Christian Church. In March 2019, Lynn and his family moved to Santa Rosa Beach, FL after accepting the Student pastor position at New Life Church Santa Rosa Beach where he currently serves. He and his wife NaTosha are both Cincinnati natives and were married in May of 2009 on NaTosha's birthday. They have one precious daughter Lynniah Destiny-Ann who was born on Halloween in 2015 and has forever changed their lives.

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