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Faith Welcomes Zack and Katie Barron as Assistant Athletic Director and Women’s Soccer Coaches

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is excited to welcome Zachary (Zack) and Katie Barron (Peters ’07) back to the United States of America as staff members at Faith next fall.

Zack will assume the duties of assistant athletic director and head women’s soccer coach, while Katie will serve as the assistant women’s soccer coach.

The Barrons are returning to the United States after serving in China for the last several years. Zack grew up in Boring, Oregon, and graduated from Warner Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences in 2009; he received his Master’s degree in the Arts of Teaching in 2010. Katie graduated from Faith in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and from Drake University in 2012 with a Master’s degree in Education and English as a Second Language.

Zack has worked in Qingdao, China, since 2011 as a middle school social studies teacher, athletic director, and middle school physical education teacher.

Katie was the assistant women’s soccer coach at Faith from 2010 to 2012. In 2012, she moved to Qingdao, China, to teach English Language Learner at Qingdao International School of Shandong.  After two years at QISS, she served at International School of Qingdao from 2014 to 2017 as the ELL teacher and coordinator.

Zack and Katie met in Qingdao, China, in 2013 and were married in Iowa in 2016. They have a two-year-old son named Lukas.

The Barrons bring an enormous amount of soccer experience and a passion for the sport to Faith. Zack played collegiately at Warner Pacific and has coached extensively at the youth and high school levels. Katie was a member of the first-ever women’s soccer team at Faith and played all four years as an Eagle. In addition to her experience as an assistant soccer coach at Faith, Katie taught, coached, and played soccer in Saipan and was the middle school and high school girls’ soccer coach at the International School of Qingdao in Qingdao, China.