Sandi Peterson, Executive Assistant

Sandi is a graduate of the University of Nebraska in the area of Elementary Education & Special Education. She has taught at the Elementary level, managed a Sales Team, taught classes at a local hospital and has done fundraising. Sandi and her husband Doug live in Lincoln and have three children and six grandchildren. You can reach her at 402-499-7986 or

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Gordon Thiessen, Co-Founder/Director

With over 30 years of coaching experience with sports teams and ministries, Gordon has spoken throughout the Midwest sharing his advice on perseverance, character, and faith with audiences of all ages and from all walks of life. He is a coach, speaker, author and certified trainer for 3Dimensional Coaching and Hardwired Coaching. Gordon has written Lessons from Nebraska Football and Cross Training Workout. He also co-wrote two series' of books: Team Studies on Character and Called to Compete.

Gordon served on staff with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for 28 years before co-founding Kingdom Sports with Ron Brown in 2018. He also founded Cross Training Publishing that has published more than 300 books and resources for athletes, coaches, and parents. Gordon played for the Nebraska football team in the ‘70s for Tom Osborne and later coached high school basketball and football for 25 years. He worked with Coach Tom Osborne to publish three books: On Sold Ground, Mentoring Matters, and Coaching Matters. He is married to his wife Terri and have four grown children with eight grandchildren that live in Omaha. You can reach Gordon at


Ron Brown, Co-Founder

Ron is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions and a former Nebraska FCA Director. Ron is Director of Player Development for the University of Nebraska football team. He spent 24 seasons as an assistant coach at Nebraska while they won three national championships. You can find his videos and Bible studies at and


Penne Hanus, Volunteer Extraordinaire

Penne helps with scheduling Ron’s speaking engagements and has done so for several decades.