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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

Hi, I am Julie Covert. I am the Administrative Assistant for Emerald Coast FCA. I am a lifelong Christian who got her roots in First Assembly of God from my grandmother. I am lucky to have had a grandmother who loved the Lord. I am still in contact with other important women from my childhood (my Sunday school teacher) who have shaped me to be the person I am today. My husband, Cody, plays the piano for our church’s music ministry. I also work full-time for my church as the Admin Supervisor and Graphics Designer. I have a wonderful daughter and son-in-law and just recently became a grandmother myself. I am blessed to have been given this most important title! Along with administrative duties, I am also the Website Manager and Graphics Designer for ECFCA. My favorite part of my job is designing ads, flyers, and website images to promote your student activities and events. It is a joyous feeling to know my small part can make a huge difference in a child’s life forever just as the many in my life did for me. If I can help you in your journey feel free to email me anytime at

Chase Depew

Associate - Niceville High, Lewis Middle, Ruckel Middle  since 2019

Chase received his undergraduate degree from Johnson University where he was a collegiate basketball player. He spent his senior year as a resident at the Leadership Institute at Christ's Church of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ. While there, he developed practical skills for multiple ministry areas including student ministry and multi-site ministry. Chase has over 9 years of experience working in multi-site churches ranging in size from 5,000 to 30,000+ members. He has served in various roles and has partnered with FCA since he was in high school. He is currently in Niceville, Florida helping reach the Emerald Coast. He would love to connect with you!

Bob McNeil

Associate -  
Crestview, Davidson, Shoal River 
since 2019

Bob has been involved in student ministry since his freshman year at Georgia Tech. He got a bachelor's degree from GT and pursued an M.Div. at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. After graduating from Southern, Bob and his wife, Amy, have been doing full-time student ministry since 2001. They served a church in Rocky Mount, NC before coming to Woodlawn Baptist Church in Crestview in August 2006. Bob has been connected to the FCA huddles in North Okaloosa ever since he arrived and is excited to be an official part of this important ministry. LET'S GO!!! 

Jeri Michie

Associate since 2018

Jeri Michie is a retired educator with 34 years experience in elementary school, middle school, and high school. Her teaching experience includes math teacher, assistant principal and principal for public and private schools, Pre-K through 12th grades as well as School Improvement Specialist at the State Department of Education. She's also a certified school bus driver.

Raised in a Christian home, she accepted Christ at an early age and spent her childhood involved in activities in her local church. She represented her church as a finalist in the Florida State Bible Drill competition. Jeri has worked in her church as the Children's Director and Bible study teacher. She is currently a member of Destiny Worship Center.

An education graduate of Georgia Southern University, she later earned Educational Administration Masters and Specialist degrees from Valdosta State University. She also has Master and Specialist degrees in Middle School Education from VSU. Honors include school Teacher of the Year, Humanitarian Award for work with Special Education programs and her families selection as Junior Woman's Club Family of the Year.

Family life includes 39 years married to Scott Michie, mother of two sons, Brian and Bradley and grandmother of four precious grandchildren. Jeri enjoys time playing tennis with her tennis team and as the girls tennis coach at South Walton High School.

Jeri enjoys her work with FCA and feels blessed to be part of an organization working to impact the world for Jesus Christ.

Lynn Woods

Associate - Fort Walton Beach High, 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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