Meet Our Team
Robin Ferraro, Coordinator of Health and Achievement
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer (AFAA), Nutrition for Sports and Exercise (NASM), G.E.A.R.-Indoor Cycling (NASM) Mental Toughness (NASM), Injury Prevention (NASM), Wilderness First Aid and Survival (SOLO)
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Fun Fact: My daughter, Emma, was born on my birthday.
Favorite Food: Appetizers
Why I'm Passionate About Fitness: My passion is to send people off into their ministry fully equipped; spiritually, mentally and physically. Often times the physicality of ministry gets overlooked. Too many people will face and suffer from burn-out once they are launched out onto the ministry battlefield. Statistics speak for themselves: 1 in 10 will retire from ministry, the rest will have quit. I desire to be a small part in helping to reverse these numbers. As soldiers of Christ, enlisted into His army, we need to be fully suited in His armor upon leaving the training camp. 1 Corinthians 9:26-27.
Certifications: American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor
Hometown: Jessamine Co
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Masters of Arts in Teaching: Learning and Behavior Disorders
Fun Fact: A mom of three awesome kids and currently a foster mom to a sweet baby girl.
Favorite Food: St. Louis style pizza
Why I’m Passionate About Fitness: I love how health and wellness can be such a positive force on so many aspects of life. I am passionate about improving confidence, feeling healthy and reaching goals; however big or small.
Davie "Crockett" Ferraro
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer (AFAA), Nutrition for Sports and Exercise (NASM), G.E.A.R.-Indoor Cycling (NASM) Mental Toughness (NASM), Injury Prevention (NASM) Wilderness First Aid and Survival (SOLO)
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Degree Program: Masters of Divinity with a Concentration in Leadership
Fun Fact: My daughter, Emma, and I were born-again on the same day.
Favorite Food: Wild Meats and Sweet Potatoes
Why I'm Passionate About Fitness: My passion for fitness is about hunting and fishing for men. The Holy Spirit is always on the move glorifying the person of Jesus, which means to join in His ministry, we must also be on the move. Being caught up in something bigger than ourselves requires us, as children of God, to be physically, emotionally, and spiritually fit. My heart is for an awakening of the church to walk out the text; going to the ends of the earth, seeking the lost sheep, and bringing them safely into His pasture. John 10:16 "Come on Fish"
Darcy Rai, Gymnastics Instructor
Certifications:Gymnastics Instructor (through USA Gymnastics)
Hometown: Michigan. We moved all over, but Michigan is home!
Fun Fact: I lived overseas for more than a decade!
Favorite Food: Ethnic foods from so many different places... It is hard to pick one!
Why I’m Passionate About Fitness: I think God has created our bodies to do amazing things. I grew up doing gymnastics and I love to work with children and teach them this incredible sport!
Degree: Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation
Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Master Herbalist, Nutritionist, Orthopedic Specialist, Sports Conditioning Specialist
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Fun Fact: I have a Gumby costume.
Favorite Food: It changes seasonally, but typically steak...especially Ruth's Chris.
Why I’m Passionate About Fitness: Having suffered from 7 car accidents and various other traumas, I was not able to move adequately and the doctors told me at 23 that I would need medicine and surgeries to function. But someone else showed me differently. She helped me rebuild from the inside out. With an epidemic of fads and painkillers, I hope to help others function at their fullest capacity without further harm. For 11 years, I have been able to help people with various restrictions (physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual) have hope again.
Certifications: Group Power through MOSSA
Hometown: Dublin, GA
Degrees: MDiv, but my full-time gig is across the street mentoring and discipling college students as a Resident Director.
Fun Fact: I love to sing.
Favorite Food: Corn dogs
Why I’m Passionate About Fitness: ATS fitness and the classes here helped me through a painful time in my life. I worked out my feelings and experienced the grace and presence of Jesus in my workout classes. I have experienced the holistic (mind, body, spirit) message of the gospel in my life in a very Wesleyan way 🙂
Hometown: Holland, MI
Degrees: Master of Divinity
Fun Fact: I have floated in the Dead Sea!
Favorite Food: Apple oatmeal
Why I’m Passionate About Fitness: Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Certifications: ACE Group Fitness Instructor and Revelation Wellness Instructor
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Fun Fact: I love to travel and have been fortunate to visit 15 countries, spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, & the Middle East.
Favorite Food: I'm an equal-opportunity eater - If God made it, I probably love it! But I think that sweet potatoes and watermelon might be at the top of my list.
Why I’m Passionate About Fitness: Jesus has a special way of breaking chains and bringing holistic healing when we move our bodies with Him! I have experienced freedom from the bondage of shame, insecurity, & chronic illness in my life as I have met with Him in whole-body worship (aka working out), and I get excited to see Him bringing abundant life to others as we move together in community!
Matt Cason, Intramural Coordinator
Hometown: Woodstock, Georgia
Fun Fact: I have been playing piano since I was 11 years old.
Degree Program: Master of Divinity
Favorite Food: Sushi
Why I’m Passionate About Fitness: There are so many benefits to fitness and playing in sports outside of just improving your physical health! It has benefits for you mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and can also provide a great sense of community! I have seen such tremendous growth in my life through fitness and sports and I want to help others experience their own personal growth through it as well!
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), Nutrition Fitness Specialization (NASM)
Hometown: Weston, WV
Fun Fact: I have never been on an airplane.
Favorite Food: Barbecue Chicken
Why I’m Passionate About Fitness: Physical health is such an important aspect of life. Unfortunately, it is one that is often overlooked or thought insignificant. Our physical health greatly impacts our spiritual and mental health. If we do not take care of ourselves, how can we expect to take care of our congregations? I am passionate about helping others fulfill their calling by helping them find ways of achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles.
Certifications: ASFA Personal Training
Hometown: Mauriceville, TX
Fun Fact: I'm in a hardcore band and got top welder in high school.
Favorite Food: Chicken and pizza, especially together.
Degree:Master of Divinity
Why I’m Passionate About Fitness: Seeing my cousin go from 300lbs down to 160lbs over the course of 5 years through powerlifting and healthy eating habits ignited my passion for fitness. Once I arrived here at Asbury, I learned the importance of holistic health through mind, body, and spirit. I want to work as God's hands and feet for as long as my earthly body can.
Hometown: Athens, GA
Degree Program: Mental Health Counseling
Fun Fact: I've been to a different country for every year I've been alive (29 so far!).
Favorite Food: Sushi
Why I’m Passionate About Fitness: Strengthening my body and spirit. To neglect one is to weaken both!
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)
Hometown: Parksley, VA
Degree Program: Mental Health Counseling
Fun Fact: I once played the National Anthem on handbells at a professional baseball game (Go Rangers!).
Favorite Food: Oysters
Why I’m Passionate About Fitness: Fitness has become an important part of my life and has had a major impact on my mental and spiritual health. Most of my life I have struggled with social anxiety and that has kept me from going to the gym because I was always afraid of what people would think of me. Once I started working out, however, I became more confident in who God created me to be, His child. My physical health became about me and God and nobody else. I feel comfortable going to the gym now because I am there to honor God with my body. My hope is that I can help empower others in their fitness journey.