Fellowship names new athletic director

Interim athletic director Bryan Lindner promoted to role

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ROSWELL, Ga. – Fellowship Christian School has selected Interim Athletic Director Bryan Lindner as its athletic director.

The Ball Ground resident has served FCS as interim athletic director since May 2013. Prior to being named interim athletic director, Lindner served as the Roswell school’s assistant athletic director for four years. He joined the school’s athletic department in 2008.

“We are excited to name Bryan as our next athletic director,” FCS Head of School Kathy Teston said. “He is a Godly man of faith who passionately supports our athletic programs. Bryan is a true leader who represents our school well, and is also a great mentor to our coaching staff, student-athletes and their families.”

Lindner is an accredited athletic director through the National Federation of State High School Associations and is a certified master athletic administrator through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Lindner is among only 30 Georgians and 500 administrators nationwide to hold the title of certified master athletic administrator.

“I am both humbled and extremely proud to represent Fellowship Christian School,” Lindner said. “I am grateful for this opportunity, and love this school, administration, faculty, staff and students. It is my mission to help this great institution develop its athletic programs, and help young men and women grow in their faith.”

During his career at Fellowship, Lindner has directed the day-to-day operations of athletics for the Roswell school, which includes 840 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grades. As assistant and interim athletic director, Linder has guided the department’s budget, policies and procedures and developed a school-wide athletic chaplaincy program that includes team Bible studies and coaches’ small groups. He has been a head coach of four varsity sports at FCS during his career, and currently serves as the school’s athletic chaplain.

Lindner established the middle and high school Fellowship of Christian Athletics Huddle at FCS, and developed the Junior Paladin program, which reached inner city youth with athletics and Bible studies. He also created the school’s small group/discipleship strategy for graduating students as they transition into college. During his career at FCS, Lindner has also taught ninth-grade Bible.

Lindner, 39, earned a master’s degree in Christian education with a concentration in leadership and administration from Omega Bible Institute and Seminary in Monroe, La., in May 2003. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Andersonville, Ga., in December 2001.

Lindner, his wife, Anna Lee, and their children, Brandon, Cole and Abi, reside in Ball Ground.