Our Board of Directors
George Villegas, Chairman
George Villegas, Jr. is an independent consultant who revels at the prospect of finding innovative and proven methods, products and services that in turn help his clients live out a more streamline life tackling debt/finances and reducing stress with these solutions. A community minded individual he also wears several hats with non-profit organizations including Rotary International, Christian Sports International, and others. George and his family have participated in numerous short-term mission trips to Mexico City to share the love of Christ in Word and Deed. He resides in Zelienople, PA with his wife Pam, and their two college age daughters, Meghan and Rachel. George has served on the Board Directors since 2006 and has been Chairman since 2011.
Dave Rettig, Founder, Vice Chairman
David L. Rettig, the Founder of Christian Sports International in 1990 and served in the ministry until 2003 using sports to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. He is also the Founder of The National Character Education Foundation (NCEF) in 2003 and has remained President/CEO since that time. The NCEF All-Pro Action Team has educated and inspired over seven million students from grades PK-12. The passion and vision to promote the benefits of good character to students, parents, and the community continues to grow. See more about the NCEF at (www.ncef.net). Dave returned to the board of directors in 2017.
Jeff Kern, Treasurer
Jeff Kern in 1994, was a college assistant baseball coach at Geneva College, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and was given an outstanding opportunity to serve Christ through the sport that he loves. During that time, he was able to utilize his gifts and talents to teach young players the games of baseball and subsequently, softball. Over the next 24 years, he was given a platform through Christian Sports International to share his testimony and walk with our Lord and Savior. Through those years, he watched as thousands of young people come to know Christ through sport.
Bobby Martin, Secretary
Bobby Martin grew up as the “little guy” in football, baseball, and basketball, until he found his God-given calling as a “Funny Car Jockey.” At an unimposing 5’7” and 140lbs, with God’s blessing, and in partnership with wife Lori; Bobby turned his childhood dream into an NHRA US Nationals Championship win in 2009, the most prestigious award in the sport. He has since taken courses from Trinity Divinity School and has served as a corporate chaplain. He has also served on the board of Christian Sports International for more than 18 years, and loves to tell the stories of how God changed his thinking and his life, and how the Lord has taught him many life lessons in the heat of competition.
Chris Livermore, Member At Large
Chris Livermore graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville with a BA in Psychology. He received his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Chris currently serves on the Greensburg District Building and Locations Committee. Previously he has served on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, Section on Evangelism, New Communities of Faith, and was elected to represent Western Pennsylvania at two Jurisdictional Conferences. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Christian Sports International.
Patrick Donoughe, Member At Large
As a student at Forest Hill High School, Patrick played football, basketball, and baseball. He helped start an FCA program his senior year that is still running today. He is a 2014 graduate from Grove City College where he played football and studied Mechanical Engineering. He spent 5 years as a volunteer for Urban Impact Foundation coaching and discipling youth. He and his wife Katie reside in Stoneboro, PA where he is an engineer for Komatsu in nearby Franklin, Pa. They attend Oasis Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church in Meadville.
Todd Householder, Member At Large
Todd Householder has been involved in competitive baseball as a player and coach for over forty years. In 1981 he signed with the Chicago Cubs as a catcher and played a summer in the Instruction League which is now the Coastal Plains League. Todd is a retired railroader and very involved with his church, especially the youth group. In the summertime, Todd serves as a baseball instructor for Christian Sports International and is currently finishing up his Bachelors Degree at Liberty University majoring in Sports Management and Pastoral Outreach with hopes of becoming a team Chaplain for a College or Minor League baseball program.
Tyler Bream, Member At Large
Tyler Bream attended Liberty University where he played three years of collegiate baseball before being drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks where he played 3 years of professional ball. Following his time with the Diamondbacks, he worked in management for Costco for 5 years. Tyler is currently a financial advisor for Edward Jones in Zelienople, PA, where he currently resides with his wife of 8 years and Ayden (3), and Atley (7 mos.). Tyler and his family attend Grace Community Church. He is an avid outdoorsmen, and enjoys playing golf, volleyball and baseball. He's also a huge Penguins fan! "LETS GO PENS!"
Ben Carnahan, Member At Large
Ben Carnahan has always been actively involved in two things: church and baseball. When the opportunity came to serve as a staff member for the summer baseball program at CSI, he knew God was leading him to invest in the children he came in contact with in this ministry. He served as a staff member for five years at CSI and also volunteered at Urban Impact Youth Ministries until moving away from Western Pennsylvania to pursue a medical education. He and his wife, Kassie, are blessed to be returning to the Pittsburgh area where he will serve as a physician, and plans on bringing his medical perspective, as well as his years of CSI experience, to the Board of Directors.