Paul Waller, President & Founder
Paul is the President and Founder of Christian Sports Medicine Alliance, a ministry that was born from one 8 sports mission projects to Africa. (See CSMA story). During this time, Paul witnessed the need for an organization that would give the sports medicine profession the chance the use their skills to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. In 2011 CSMA sent out 5 volunteers to 4 different countries.
Paul has been an Athletic Trainer since 1997 but his calling to this profession started way before that in the small town of Celina, Texas as a freshman in high school. He has always had a love for sports and ran long distance track in high school while also being a student athletic trainer.
After graduating from college he went onto Tyler, Texas to take the job as Head Athletic Trainer at Robert E. Lee High School where he served there 4 years, and he was also the FCA huddle coach. After 4 years at the high school level he felt a strong calling to go on staff with The Fellowship of Christian Athletes in East Texas. Paul served as the Area Rep for all of East Texas for 2 years.
After 2 years Paul decided that he wanted to go back into full-time high school athletic training went to Ennis, Texas and was at Ennis for 1 year before landing at Timberview High School in Mansfield where he has been for 8 years.
Paul has had extensive travel abroad experience since 1994 when he went to Madagascar and was able to work with all the National Athletes. Paul says,
Using my skills of Athletic training on the mission field to share the Good News of Jesus Christ is my passion. We want to leverage the moment when medicine and the message of Jesus collide to change a culture.
We would love for you to join us if you are a athletic trainer, physical therapist, orthopedic surgeon, strength and conditioning specialist or any other profession in the sports medicine community. Come join us and make a difference in the world.
We are Christian Sports Medicine Alliance, â€śMedicine with a Missionâ€ť.
Paul can be reached at email@example.com.
Kara Taylor, Director of Mobilization
Kara Taylor joined the staff of CSMA in February 2012 as the Director of Mobilization. Kara works to facilitate enlistment services, train volunteers, and provide project management. She also initiates, maintains, and grows the relations of CSMA volunteers and ministry partners. In the role, Kara, is the first CSMA contact for current and potential volunteers.
Kara is a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the National Athletic Trainersâ€™ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) and is a Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) in the State of Texas. She has a Master of Education in Health and Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler, a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from East Central University in Ada, OK, and an Associates of Science in Allied Health from Carl Albert State College. Kara has sports medicine experience in high school, collegiate, and community athletics. She is currently the Assistant Athletic Trainer for Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX.
In 2011 Kara served as a CSMA volunteer on a mission project to the Philippines. Through this experience Kara says â€śthe Lord re-affirmed His calling for me to share His Love to the world using Sports Medicine.â€ť Kara shares â€śI am extremely excited and blessed to take on this new position in serving the CSMA ministryâ€™s volunteers and partners. As we continue to bring the love of Jesus Christ to the nations through Sports Medicine my prayer is that He will be glorified and lives will be changed for eternity.â€ť
Kara may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. She would enjoy the opportunity to get to know you!