FCA Cheerleading Ministry’s vision is to “see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of cheerleaders and coaches.” Their mission is "To present to cheerleaders and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.”
FCA cheerleading started in 2006 with one camp in CA at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa. Since then, through a partnership formed with UCA, one of the leading cheerleading instruction companies in the world, FCA grew to 7 camps in 2010.
Pamela Enders, Ph.D. is a psychologist-peak performance coach with 30 years experience who is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. She writes the column “Mind Games” for Inside Cheerleading Magazine and is also a regular contributor to the online cheer magazine – Entirely Cheer. Pamela has also contributed articles to Cheer Coach & Advisor Magazine, Twist, and other publications.
She is a member of the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA), the Spirit Industry Trade Association (SITA) and the Organization for Spirit Industry Providers (OSIP). Pamela won the SITA award for Best New Service for 2009-2010.
Pamela has had extensive experience in mentoring roles, having served as a teacher-supervisor in the Harvard system for many years. She was elected Chair of the Joint Committee on the Status of Women at Harvard Medical School and also edited the Newsletter for that Committee. She founded and directed the Center for the Therapy and Study of Women at Massachusetts General Hospital and served as an Associate Director of Training at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. When not working, Pamela enjoys hiking in the French Alps, biking in Maine, and cooking. She is also a performing artist (a jazz-cabaret singer) with three CD’s to her name.
Dr. Enders is available for in office consultation in Cambridge and via video/phone.