Chris Ann Strahan

Education:

Marymount University – BA Communications – 1998

IMPACT Coaching Certified

Volleyball Coach – 2005 to Present

  • Club (Ages 13-14)
    • Virginia Elite Volleyball Club, Great Falls, VA (2006-2010)
  • High School (Ages 13-18)
    • Washington Lee, Arlington, VA (2005-2006)
    • George Marshall, Falls Church, VA (2008-2010)
    • Loudoun County, Leesburg, VA (2017)
  • Elementary School (Ages 6-11) (Present)
    • Lovettsville, Lovettsville, VA

Specialty:  Youth Volleyball

Training Philosophy:

“He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid down the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.” – Luke 6:48

Personal Fitness Goals/Accomplishments:
Marymount University Women’s Volleyball Team – 1994 to 1998 – Captain – All Conference Rankings
Marymount University Hall of Fame – Inducted 2011
Active in local road races, triathlons and Ragnar Trail Running.

Hobbies:
Loving my Husband, Children, Mother and Pop.

Fitness Quote:
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” – Hebrews 12:2

Testimony:

I have sat down many times to write my testimony.  I have typed a million words a million times and saved multiple copies.  Today I realized those previous versions of my testimony have been for me and not for you.  I am placed on this earth to edify Christ and build His Church, not myself.  My testimony isn’t in all the “soap-opera” & juicy details.  It is in the sole fact that Jesus Christ saw me, knew me, loved me and saved me.  Growing up through high school, I was a pretty straight-laced kid who went to Church every Sunday.  When I got to college and many years afterwards, I jumped off the deep end with partying, excessive drinking, cheating…and justified every single thing I did.  I was dying inside.  Wondering what I was doing.  Looking around and wondering why I felt so empty.  Even as I type this now, I am brought to tears.

I do not have a defining moment when Jesus lifted my low hanging head.  His gentle and loving arms enveloped me, and I have never been the same since.  I struggle with sin today, actually I struggle with it even more, now that I know and love Him.  Jesus has changed my life and through his never-ending grace and mercy, my relationship with Him grows deeper and deeper.  I love Him more today than yesterday.  Before I knew Him, I used drinking, partying and reckless living to satisfy me.  In a total surrender to Him, I found true and utter fulfilment…and I continue to find it each and every day.  I still sin.  I am human and will always find a way to sin, just like you.  What I have discovered in my personal relationship with Him is that He is my Sustainer.  He is my Portion.  He is the Well in which I draw from.  He is the Lifter of my head.  He is my Rock.  He is my Provider.  He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.  I serve God for who He is, not how I feel.

In parting, I encourage you to find out who God really is.  In a song, I heard this, “The beauty of the Gospel is that we haven’t accepted Jesus Christ into our lives, but that He has already accepted us into His.”  How amazing is that?!?!?!?  So, open the Bible.  Use God’s Word.  Call or email me.  Go to a Bible-based Church.  Come to Church with us.  Jesus loves you and He wants you to know, love and obey Him.  I pray for your relationship with Christ as you finish reading this.  God bless you!