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Faith and Sports with Onside Athletics Podcast

Faith and Sports with Onside Athletics Podcast

By Onside Athletics
The Faith and Sports with Onside Athletics Podcast looks to explore how the Christian faith integrates with sports. Each week host Theo Wan interviews a new guest about their role in sport and how the Gospel can be integrated and is seen through their role. Join us in exploring how God is working in the world of sports.
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Episode 10: Rob and Becky Cripps (Capstone Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)

Faith and Sports with Onside Athletics Podcast

Episode 13: Dave Klassen (National Director - Athletes in Action Canada & Chaplain - BC Lions & Vancouver Canucks)
Our thirteenth episode is here! Come check out our interview with Dave Klassen, the national Director of Athletes in Action Canada and chaplain for the BC Lions and Vancouver Canucks. During the interview, Dave shares his story of coming to faith, and we discuss his heart for sports ministry and experience as a chaplain.
May 12, 2021
Episode 12: Elodie Li Yuk Lo (Olympic Beach Volleyball - Mauritius & Chaplain - Trinity Western University Women's Volleyball)
Our twelfth episode is here and features Elodie Li Yuk Lo, a former Olympian who represented Mauritius in the sport of beach volleyball at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. She is also the chaplain of the Trinity Western University Spartans Women’s Volleyball team and a former assistant coach of the University of Toronto Women’s Volleyball team. During the interview, Elodie gives an honest look into how our Olympic experience went, challenges with identity, and she reflects on mentoring and coaching university athletes.
May 05, 2021
Episode 11: Benton Gibbons (Football Player and Young Adult/Youth Pastor)
Our eleventh episode is here. Come check out our interview with Benton Gibbons. Benton played football at Evangel University in Springfield Missouri and is a Youth/Young adult pastor in Guelph. During this interview, Benton shares his story of getting injured and losing his football scholarship and then becoming a young adult/youth pastor and building into the next generation.
April 28, 2021
Episode 10: Rob and Becky Cripps (Capstone Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)
Our tenth episode is here. Come check out our interview with Rob and Becky Cripps. Rob is a black belt and Becky is a blue belt and they both help run the Capstone Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. The program is aimed at boys and girls from grades 1-12 to help build confidence, leadership, and self-defence skills. During this interview, Rob and Becky share their experience with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, how they integrate their faith with their sport, and how this program is able to reach youth within their community. Information about the program: Job posting:
April 21, 2021
Episode 9: Hans Ostrem (Regional Vice-President - Fellowship of Christian Athletes International & Executive Director - Fellowship of Christian Athletes Canada
Our ninth episode is here! Come check out our interview with Hans Ostrem, regional vice president of FCA Fellowship of Christian Athletes International, and the executive director of FCA Canada. During the interview, Hans shares his experience in sports ministry, how to lead effectively, and what FCA is doing to help reach athletes for Jesus.
April 14, 2021
Episode 8: Jordan Bochinski (Hockey Player - Liberty University and Host - The Bo Show)
Our eighth episode is here! Come check out our interview with Jordan Bochinski, a former Liberty University hockey player and host of the podcast, the Bo Show. During the interview, Jordan shares his experience as a collegiate hockey player, his passion for reaching people for Jesus, and he offers great advice for athletes.
April 07, 2021
Episode 7: Brad Revell (Golfer - North Carolina State University & PDGA Canada Tour)
Come check out our interview with Brad Revell, a golfer who played for North Carolina State University and professionally in Canada. During the interview, Brad shares his experiences playing in college and professionally as well as how he discovered his faith in university. Photo Credit: Golf Week Usa Today 
March 31, 2021
Episode 6: Sarah McGrath-McKinley (Social Worker, Therapist, & Mental Performance Coach)
Come check out our interview with Sarah McGrath-McKinley, a social worker who also works in the field of sports psychology and mental performance coaching. During the interview, Sarah shares her background working with athletes on the mental side of sport, some practical tips to help athletes with their mental performance and she talks about how she lives out her faith while counselling and coaching her clients. Sarah's book recommendations: (Rebound by Cindy Kuzma and Carrie Jackson Cheadle, The Mindful Athlete by George Mumford, Presence by Amy Cuddy) Sarah's video recommendations: (The Playbook and the Weight of Gold) Sarah's website:
March 24, 2021
Episode 5: Herbie Kuhn (PA Announcer - Toronto Raptors and Chaplain - Toronto Argonauts and Toronto Raptors)
Come check out our interview with Herbie Kuhn, PA announcer of the Toronto Raptors and chaplain for the Toronto Argonauts and Toronto Raptors. During the interview, Herbie discusses his day-to-day life working for the Raptors, we talk about some sweet Toronto Raptors memories, and we can discuss how he integrates his faith into what he does as a PA announcer and pro sport team chaplain. Check out the Athletes In Action Total Athlete Podcast featuring Herbie Kuhn as the host:
March 17, 2021
Episode 4: Chris Timm (High Performance Track and Field Coach)
Our fourth episode features Chris Timm, a high performance track and field coach for high school athletes. In this interview, Coach Chris shares about his motivation for coaching, his experiences sharing his faith in the track and field world, and he offers some great advice for coaches and parents. For more information about Onside Athletics, head to or @OnsideAthletics on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.
March 10, 2021
Episode 3: Claire Carver-Dias (Synchronized Swimmer - Team Canada Olympic Team)
Our third episode features Claire Carver-Dias, an Olympian who won a bronze medal for Canada in synchronized swimming at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In the interview, Claire shares her experience as a synchronized swimmer, how she saw God in those challenging moments, and she gives great advice for parents looking to put their kids in competitive sports. For more information about Onside Athletics, head to or @OnsideAthletics on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.
March 03, 2021
Episode 2: Ben Stulen (Onside Athletics Regional Coordinator for Brantford and Brant County)
Come check out Episode 2 with Ben Stulen, regional coordinator for Onside Athletics in Brantford and Brant County. During the interview, Ben shares his heart for sports ministry, how he got connected with Onside Athletics, and what the Lord is doing through Onside Athletics in Brantford. You can reach out to Ben at  For more information about Onside Athletics, head to or @OnsideAthletics on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.
February 24, 2021
Episode 1: Todd Winder (Hockey Player)
Check out Episode 1 with Todd Winder, a hockey player who has played for the University of Guelph Gryphons and is now playing pro hockey in Sweden. In this interview, Todd shares about his journey into playing pro hockey in Sweden, how he shares his faith through his sport, and where to place your identity as an athlete. For more information about Onside Athletics, head to or @OnsideAthletics on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. 
February 17, 2021