It all begins with a willingness to make a difference.
This willingness is at the heart of who we are. We continually make ourselves available to serve others locally and globally. Long before there was a global vision, there was a willingness to serve a local community; and that is just what we did.
A small group of people sacrificed to turn a piece of land at a church in St. Louis, MO into a soccer field that could be used to make an eternal impact.
That small group of people enlisted coaches who made themselves available to love and serve youth players and their families.
Opportunities arose throughout the city to serve refugees through weekly neighborhood outreach and professional players through chaplaincy meetings. Soon we found ourselves sending players and coaches overseas on missions experiences.Little did we know at that time that what was happening in St. Louis would become a model for transformation in cities everywhere.
All because of a willingness to make a difference.
To see today's players become tomorrow's leaders who serve their city and change the world.
We go into all the world through the game of soccer, because the world is in love with the game. Soccer is a universal language that builds relationships with people regardless of their background, language, religion, gender, or socio-economic status.
The player-coach relationship provides an opportunity to impact more young people in one year than most will in a lifetime. We coach far more than soccer in hopes of raising up and releasing a generation of servant leaders who know who they are and why they exist.
We see a generation walking in integrity who can creatively solve the problems our cities are facing.
Under the direction of our leadership team we are on a mission to be actively developing 10,000 players to become leaders in 10 cities by 2026.
HOW WE DO IT
Impact City FC programs strategically engage professional, youth, and grassroots players in each city.
We place and train chaplains at local professional teams that provide environments for players to be cared for in difficult times, find wisdom for daily life, ask spiritual questions, grow in their faith, and serve the world.
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Meet the incredible team of people behind Impact City FC
President & CEO
Out of college Aaron signed a professional soccer contract with the Charlotte Eagles of the USL, winning the 2008 regular season title. During his playing career his heart for people moved him to action in the philanthropic world where he developed an inner-city soccer ministry, served as the chairman of the board for a local non-profit, and traveled extensively across the world transforming lives through the universal language of soccer.
Since that time Aaron has held coaching positions at Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Prior to founding Impact City FC he spent a decade pastoring in the local church.
Aaron holds a Masters in Theological Studies from Liberty University and a BA in Communication from Florida Southern. He and his wife Lauryn have three kids and reside in South Florida.
Jean Boen Roberts leads J. Roberts Consulting, LLC, and is currently the Director of Annual Giving at The College of Wooster, where she oversees a team responsible for raising over $3 million in gifts annually.
She specializes in working with small businesses and nonprofits to refine their messaging in order to effectively reach their target audience to drive revenue and increase retention.
Sebastian Loaiza Finance
Sebastian Loaiza, founder and owner of Tico Business Solutions, LLC, serves small business owners in South Florida that want dedicated and personalized bookkeeping, payroll, consulting for QuickBooks®, or training for QuickBooks® services.
Prior to starting his own business, Sebastian worked as an accountant at FPL Energy Services, Inc., a financial analyst at Mattel/Fisher Price, Inc., and an accountant at Houghton College in New York.