Staff Spotlight: Joey Waltz

I grew up in VA, where playing soccer was a big part of life. I came to Chicago in 2011 when my college coach suggested the Eagles Summer Academy. As a result of my initial experience, I wanted to know God in a deeper way. Through a second (veteran) Summer Academy (2013), I became even more confident in the methodology of sports ministry. After graduating and completing a one-year term with AmeriCorps VISTA, I headed back to Chicago for graduate school and a coaching stint with the Moody Bible Institute men’s soccer team. At the end of a very full season of theological training and coaching, the door opened for me to return to the Eagles, where my current duties include coaching the U13 boys and graphic design. I believe God has me right where He wants me.