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Dustin has been with Eagles Wings since the beginning, and has worked in sports ministry since 2008. He graduated from Messiah College with a degree in Sports Management, and Biblical Seminary with a Master’s in Theology. Dustin currently resides in Sarasota, Florida with his wife Hannah.
At the young age of 11, Dustin attended his grandfather’s funeral. The Gospel was read, and at that moment, he accepted Christ into his life.
Director of Operations, Southeast Regional Manager
Zach got connected to Eagles Wings during his internship with the Professional Disc Golf Association. After serving in the southeast region for a couple of years, he took on more of a leadership role within the organization and is focused on helping teach others how to run programs in their local areas across the world. He currently lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife, Alicia, and three daughters.
“God is teaching me about discipline and time management in my family and work life.”
Director of Spiritual Formation
Micah Mariano is a speaker and worship leader from San Angelo, TX. He is the worship and executive pastor at TheFour56 Church, Director of Spiritual Formation for Eagles Wings Disc Golf, and one of the hosts of the Simpler Podcast (@simplerpod).
National Course Designer
Based in Michigan, Jim has been in ministry most of his working life. He has found that disc golf is a great tool in youth ministry. Jim even won an Amateur World Championship in 1998! Jim enjoys his position and also enjoys fishing as a hobby.
“At age 17, I learned that sportsmanship is just as valuable as ability.”
Zambia Disc Golf Director
Based in Macha, Zambia, Wilborn takes care of the course as well as hosts youth leagues each day. Wilborn was hired in 2019 and has created a fantastic culture of disc golf in Macha. He connects very well with the juniors coming to play and we are so fortunate to have a man like Wilborn discipling kids each day on the course.
Joel & Alissa Freeman
Joel and Alissa Freeman
Tour Ministry Coordinators
Joel and Alissa are the main worship leaders for the touring Eagles Wings chapel services. They are also leaders of a Circle One group for touring players.
Joel Freeman has been a professional disc golfer for 7 years and this will be his fourth year on the Disc Golf Pro Tour. He has been a part of Eagles Wings for most of his touring career, helping with worship and inviting people to chapels. He and Alissa met in 2017; married, and in 2021 they went on tour together full time and led worship at most of the chapel services.
Their hearts are to create opportunities for fellowship to happen within the Christian disc golf community. Cultivating relationships is one of their highest priorities. They desire to spread the love and truth of Jesus to the disc golf world.
Cultivating relationships is one of their highest priorities
Northeast District Manager
After graduating from Messiah University with a degree in Mathematics, Seth taught middle school and high school math for 18 years. During that time, he started playing disc golf and volunteering with Eagles Wings. After a few years, he felt like God was telling him to stop teaching and work for Eagles Wings. After praying about it, his wife told him that she felt the same calling, without him ever mentioning it to her.
His wife and four kids are a big part of the ministry and help him run events and programs. When they are not playing disc golf, they enjoy playing board games as a family or playing other sports.
My father worked at a prison and the pastor there invited us to church. After a few months, Seth accepted Christ while sitting in the service on a Sunday morning.
Washington Regional Manager
Located in the state of Washington, Chris has been serving in ministry for several years. He has been heavily involved in the local disc golf community and looking for ways to involve both ministry and disc golf. He is still in the support raising process while working part-time with Eagles Wings. Chris was already finding ways to minister to disc golfers in his area and Eagles Wings Disc Golf has given him more of a platform to do it. Chris calls it a “match made in heaven.”
“We loved what we were doing and leaving was never in our minds.”
Midwest Regional Manager
Leah is working with a seasoned planning committee based out of Michigan. She’s married to Chad and they have two active boys. Realizing the importance of family connections, she now enjoys creating a safer community for families and individual disc golfers through leagues and events.
“It’s not about winning or losing, but about how you play the game that matters.”
Athletes in Action Partner
Zach lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and has worked for Athletes in Action for 18 years. He first became involved with disc golf in 2009 on a men’s retreat. After serving in a consultant role since 2017, Zach joined Eagles Wings’ staff in 2021 where he became more involved helping to lead conferences and serving on their leadership team.
Strategic Partner Development Director
Marty initially connected with Eagles Wings in 2018 and began volunteering as an ambassador in the Southeastern Region. He will officially join Eagles Wings staff in October of 2022 where he will focus on curriculum development and course design. After graduating from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with his Master’s in Christian Education, Marty has spent the last 20 years serving in the local church as pastor or director of Recreation Ministry. With a heart for evangelism and discipleship, Marty uses the tool of recreation to connect to the local community. He is excited about partnering with local churches around the world to help equip them to reach more people in their communities using the sport of disc golf. Marty lives in Central Georgia with his wife, Christa, and their four children.