Our Staff Team


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Jacob & Caellin Douglas

Local Team Leaders

Jacob and Caellin began their ministry career in 2007 with Cru at Cal Poly SLO where they served for 3 years, learning the ropes of full time college ministry. In 2010, They moved to Sacramento to re-launch Cru at Sac State. After launching Cru at Sac State, Jacob and Caellin felt God's call to focus specifically on reaching student athletes with the Gospel. They worked as Regional Directors for a year giving lift to student and volunteer led AIA movements before shifting their focus to the Local level in the Grater Sacramento Area. They now serve as Local Team Leaders for AIA in the North Bay, Delta and Greater Sacramento Valley, with full time staff at UC Davis and Sacramento State.  They have been married for 11 years, are the parents of Keller, Gannon, Lannah and Madden. Jacob and Caellin are UC Davis grads.  Jacob studied Exercise Biology and Caellin received her degree in Residential Design. They reside in Sacramento.

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Lauren kinloch


Lauren is a former Track and Field athlete at UC Davis and Sacramento State.  She graduated from Sacramento State in the Spring of 2017.  She interned because of the impact Athletes in Action had on her life while she was competing and her desire to continue being impacting other student athletes.


Rileigh Mankin


Rileigh played soccer at Corban University and graduated with her Bachelor's in Student and Family Ministry in 2013.  After graduating, she spent 3 months as an intern with the missions organization Josiah Venture where she worked with middle school and high school students in Slovenia.  Upon returning she taught 3rd and 2nd grade full time for two years.  In January of 2017 she felt God calling her to full time ministry and was introduced to Athletes in Action.  She began her internship at Sacramento State in August of 2017.

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justin & Staci Weldon


Justin and Staci have been married for three years and they just had their first child, Nora. They met at Sac State where Justin played football and earned his degree in Communication and Staci earned her degree in Dietetics. After graduation, Justin and Staci entered the work force. While working they felt the Lord calling them to ministry. Shortly after, Justin began an internship with Athletes in Action at Sac State while Staci continued to work full time and began volunteering with AIA. As the end of Justin's internship approached they both felt the Lord calling them to serve full time with Athletes in Action. They joined full time staff June, 2016.

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Andrew & Rachel Ahr


Andrew and Rachel are both former UC Davis student-athletes, Andrew played Football and Rachel competed on the Women's Soccer team.  They met through the AIA movement and were both captivated by the vision to reach student athletes with the gospel of Christ.  After a year of teaching, Andrew interned with AIA NorCal in 2016-17.  After Rachel graduated, they both decided to join full-time staff during the summer of 2017.  God has led them to re-invest in the movement that was so influential in their own lives. They have been married since July 2017 and love living in their favorite city, Davis.

Sacramento State Student Athlete Leadership Team


Kyle peterson


Amari Sperling


courtney soliwoda


caitlin soliwoda


Dylan barger


Amari Jones

Sonoma State Student Athlete Leadership Team


Sara van wagoner


molly donovan

UC Davis Student Athlete Leadership Team


Nas Anesi


Alexis Smith


Thomas Madden


Heather Reed


Marcus Cummins


Tiger Garcia


Christy Effendie