Board Members

John Whitaker, President

John Whitaker is originally from Moultrie, Georgia and is currently serving as Team Chaplain and Advisor.

He is a 26 year U.S. Navy Veteran and Ordain Minister.

During his 26 years of outstanding military service he has served a total six years as Protestant Lay Leader on three different Navy war ships. He taught Navy’s Leadership courses for three years to over 3,000 Officers and Senior Enlisted personnel in the Gulf Coast region. John was selected as Instructor of the Year for the entire East Coast.

Other positions of leadership led by John includes: Lead Pastor of Harvest Christian, Serves on Board of Directors for Jesus Saves International Ministries, Senior Enlisted Leader for the Engineering Department onboard USS Stephen W. Groves, Operations Department Head at Navy Operations Support Center, Pensacola. Jumps Coach for Golden Elite Track Club.

John graduated from Coastline County College with and Associate’s in Electrical Mechanical Engineering with a concentration on Workforce Education. Also has an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies from the International School of Ministry.

Michael Etheredge, Vice President

Has over 30 years of working with youth. Etheredge is a Military Veteran serving for 6 years in the U.S.Army.Worked for U.P.S. for 20 years. Has been a member of the Pensacola community for over 25 years. Has 4 children and 4 grand children.

Rob Bichan, Treasurer 

Rob Bichan is currently serving as the Deputy Director of the Pensacola Site for the Department of Homeland Security. Preceding his time at DHS, Mr. Bichan served in a variety of assignments as an active-duty Navy Officer/Pilot, and continues his service in the Navy Reserves. Mr. Bichan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, a Master’s Degree in Strategic Intelligence, and a Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs. He is married to the former Jennifer A. Speakes of Pace, FL and has three amazing children, Jenna, Katie, and Ryan. Jenna is a member of the Golden Elite Track and Field Club and a distance runner. His hobbies are travelling, real-estate investing, and college football.

Jody Honaker, Volunteer Coordinator

Jody is from Ponchatoula, Louisiana, and has resided in the Pensacola area for the last 15 years. Jody graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University. Jody enjoyed her nursing career of 25 years. Currently, Jody has her own business. Jody has been a volunteer with Golden Elite Track and Field Club for 2 yrs. I enjoy traveling anywhere with my husband.

Dallas Glenn, Board Secretary

Dallas Glenn is a throw coach and as a Substitute Teacher for the Escambia County School District. Dallas is also a student at the University of West Florida pursuing his Bachelor’s in Teaching and Learning, and is a graduate of Pensacola State College with an Associate’s degree in English. In his short Track and Field coaching career, he has already coached 4 nationally ranked throwers and has had a hand in coaching a state champion decathlete.

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