Donnie comes to the organization from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) where he served 27 years, most currently as the Director of the Tom Landry Associates in the Western Region. Prior to this, Donnie served as FCA’s Regional Director for Southern California, Colorado State Director and the COO of FCA from 2009-2014.
As a Kansas City native, Donnie played football and basketball for Oak Park High School and was a four-year letterman in football at the University of Tulsa, graduating from there in 1988 with a business management degree. He was then drafted by the Indianapolis Colts and played in the NFL for two years. After his time in the NFL, Dee began his FCA career in Colorado in 1990.
“We’re honored to name Donnie as our new President and CEO,” said Bob Jones, Board Chair of the San Diego Rescue Mission. “Donnie has had an outstanding career with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Tom Landry Associates. We look forward to his vision, enthusiasm, spirituality and experience he brings to Rescue Mission.”