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Jay Ely
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Jeff Barnes

Western Triad Area Director


Jeff has been on staff since January of 2013 after retiring from WSCFS.  He served as a coach and teacher for 32 years in three counties and coached several sports, most notably Football and Track.

 Jeff is married to Kim, and has a son, Jared (Married to Lacey) and a daughter, Kelsey (married to Kyle Duck).

Jeff’s passion for FCA started in College at Guilford (’80) where he attended and helped lead the FCA huddle on campus.  Later he served part-time at Southern Guilford with FCA and then helped start the first FCA Campus Huddle at Glenn High in Kernersville. 

“It was a dream of mine to go on staff with FCA, but I never really believed it could happen. God eventually called me into ministry with FCA and provided the funding necessary to give new life to FCA on the Western side of the Triad.  I remain humbled and appreciative that God would choose to equip me with the skills, relationships and funding to sustain our ministry.”

Jeff and Kim have lived in Kernersville since 1984 and attend Shady Grove Wesleyan Church in Colfax.

336-408-7763

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Tracy Lenderman

Area Representative

Please pray for Tracy, her family and our team as we grieve the sudden loss of Mark. He joined his Savior on March 1. Tracy and Mark had been in full time youth ministry together since 2002. They have 3 children: Titus, Leah, and Julia. They are members of Peace Haven Church in Yadkinville. Tracy was a cheerleader in high school and for one year at Liberty University. She had the opportunity to coach cheerleading for 2 years before getting married. She served beside her husband for 15 years, investing in teens and leading Bible Studies for women and girls. After praying and waiting on God for direction, she found a need in FCA for a director of Women’s ministry in the Western Triad Area. Tracy is committed to advancing FCA in her area and making FCA her full time mission.

"After meeting with the area director, Jeff Barnes, a desire began to arise and grow within me to be a part of this incredible ministry."

Tracy is currently raising her support to make this call to the FCA ministry a reality.

Contact Tracy by email or by phone at 336-406-2457

Jay Ely

Area Representative



Jay and wife Lisa have been faithful to ministry for some fifteen years as members of Immanuel Baptist Church in Clemmons, NC. Jay and Lisa have always had a passion for reaching young people with the gospel; serving in Awana clubs, Word of Life, College and Career, and teaching youth Sunday School classes.

 Jay has coached youth sports for 15 years at various levels from little league to High School.

Jay's passion for reaching young people for Christ and his passion for sports came together during his first mission trip to Africa in 2013, where he shared the Gospel with over 70,000 people with a simple basketball. This trip confirmed his calling from the Lord to ministerto young people using the vehicle of sports.

“After much prayer and searching, God arranged for me and FCA Area Director Jeff Barnes to cross paths. Not only was a great friendship born, but more importantly a call to ministry confirmed once more.”

Jay is currently raising support to make this call to ministry a reality. Contact Jay by email  or by phone at: 336-577-2892.

Joey Yokeley

Area Representative


Joey has been in full-time ministry for the last 20 years as a youth pastor and pastor in several area churches.  He also has 15 years of coaching experience from high school to the youth level in several sports including wrestling and football.

 Joey’s first experience with FCA was in high school at North Davidson as a student.  He is excited to come back to FCA now as a staff member to impact coaches and athletes for Christ.

 “My passion is that every man, woman, and child in our community would have an opportunity to know God’s love through Jesus Christ.  I am humbled that God has given me a platform with coaches and athletes in our community and I want to give Him glory by serving as He calls.”

 Joey has been married to Allison for almost 20 years.  They have 3 sons: Joshua, Jonah, and Josiah who are in elementary and middle school.  Joey and Allison attend The River Church in Midway where Joey is on the leadership team.

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