Reza and Allyson’s history with Athletes in Action started back in 1997 before they ever met. Reza was introduced to what it meant to follow Jesus by Athletes in Action Staff members when he was playing football at Colorado State University.
Allyson grew up in Greeley, Colorado and graduated with her Undergrad and Graduate Degree in Speech Communication from the University of Northern Colorado. Allyson met Jesus through a camp she was volunteering at with a friend right before graduating with her Masters Degree from UNC. She ended up accepting an instructor position at Colorado State University in the Communication Department.
When Reza was pastoring at Timberline Church in Ft Collins, Colorado they were introduced to one another by Laela, one of Allyson’s students and Reza’s sister. Allyson and Reza were married in 2006. In 2011 the leadership of Timberline Church challenged them to plant a church in a neighboring community. Together with a great team of volunteers in tow they planted Timberline Windsor on Christmas Eve of 2011.
In 2014 God started stirring them to step out in faith and ultimately join staff with Athletes in Action.
Reza and Allyson reside in Windsor, Colorado. Their children Olivia, Owen and Macy make up the rest of Team Zadeh.