Brian Mateer

Director of Missions and St. John's Campus

If you could choose anything to do for a day: 

I would choose to compete in the Olympic Games.  I love the fanfare, drama, love for country, competition and joining of the nations the Olympics provide.  With the boycott of the 1980 Olympics, the first Olympics I remember watching was 1984 games in Los Angeles where Bart Conner won two Olympic gold medals in gymnastics.  After, I spent one brief season in gymnastics and wrote and received an autographed photo from Bart Conner.  Now, no matter the sport, I watch intently the summer and winter Olympics from opening to closing ceremonies.