PICTURES 4Winds is a worldwide sports ministry (4WindsUSA.com). Starting in world-class track and field ministries in 1981, Steve and Liz McConkey have worked through ten Olympics. In 2013, the ministry expanded to all sports. Steve graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University (Master of Public Health), Minnesota State University (BS-Community Health), and Webster High School (WI). They have lived in Bowling Green (Kentucky), Eugene (Oregon), Dallas-Fort Worth (Texas), Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota), and Madison (Wisconsin). In recent years, the ministry has had many worldwide radio interviews and global articles, plus TV interviews. (4WindsUSA.com). Starting in world-class track and field ministries in 1981, Steve and Liz McConkey have worked through ten Olympics. In 2013, the ministry expanded to all sports. Steve graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University (Master of Public Health), Minnesota State University (BS-Community Health), and Webster High School (WI). They have lived in Bowling Green (Kentucky), Eugene (Oregon), Dallas-Fort Worth (Texas), Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota), and Madison (Wisconsin). In recent years, the ministry has had many worldwide radio interviews and global articles, plus TV interviews. At Dunlap Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa in 1961 in kindergarten. Steve is near the wall. Picture from the Des Moines Register. In 1967 and 1968, Steve attended Dunlap Elementary in Des Moines. He went on field trips to the Drake Relays when the track was cinder. Now the track is modern. That is where Steve’s interest in world-class track and field started. After 1968, his family moved to NW Wisconsin. 1973 Upper St. Croix Valley All-Conference Cross Country team. Steve was third in a very tough conference that is now disbanded. Amery and St. Croix Falls were powerhouses at that time. He is third from the left and ran for Webster High School. Steve started at the University of Wisconsin-Superior before transferring to Minnesota State University where he received a BS in Community Health. He did his Master of Public Health at Western Kentucky University. Steve graduated with honors at all schools. He went to Webster High School in Wisconsin and was a distance runner at WHS, UWS, and MSU. In 1979 at the Minnesota State University track, Steve ran 43 laps in an hour, which is 10 miles, 1320 yards. Western Kentucky University won the 1980 Ohio Valley Conference with a perfect 15 points and was sixth at the NCAA D1 Cross Country Championships. Steve was a grad assistant coach. This picture was in the fall of 1981 in Mankato, Minnesota. Someone took this simple black and white Polaroid that was an immediate photo back then. Steve and Liz, with son, just started working in world-class track and field ministries and were visiting family. The red VW was their first car. Steve had a blue one in high school. Beginning in 1981, Steve’s family traveled throughout the USA with athletic ministries. They were able to visit many national parks. Here they are in Yellowstone in the 90s. Before the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Steve with Carl Lewis (9 Olympic golds, 1 silver) and Todd Harbour (3:50.34 mile). The picture is in Dallas-Fort Worth. Steve and Liz have worked through ten Olympics since 1981. This was taken at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. They are on the left, third row. The athletes won 10 golds, 1 silver. Steve took part in the chapels at the USA Track and Field Championships and Olympic Trials. This was at the 1985 USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis. Steve is kneeling, third one from the left. In 1991, Steve was at the USA Track and Field Championships in New York City. This was on top of the World Trade Center. Pray for the families affected by 9/11. Steve and daughter at the 1992 Olympic Trials in New Orleans. Sharing with athletes at the July 4 Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics. With Great Britain’s Brendan Foster (1976 10,000m bronze) and Steve Cram (1984 1500m silver) at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Steve was sharing outside the Olympic Village. As he did this, he traded pins with some of the athletes. This athlete was from Greece. In 1997, Steve was trying to come up with a 4Winds logo for T-shirts on this envelope. Steve and Liz have three children and twelve grandkids. All three were on top ten Wisconsin High School basketball teams. Two of them played at the university level. They earned five university degrees. Senator Lindsey Graham and Steve took China on in 2008 as a rumor was spreading that they were going to ban Bibles in the Olympic Village in Beijing. Here is a worldwide Associated Press article that showed them standing up. There was no ban. Also, 4Winds put athlete testimonies in the underground Chinese church. The athletes won many Olympic medals and testified. From 1971 through 2016, Steve ran 65,865 miles for 45 years. That is 4.01 miles per day. At Minnesota State University in the 70s and the University of Wisconsin a few years ago. They lived fifteen years near the UW football stadium. 2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon at historic Hayward Field. Recently, this stadium was totally remodeled. At the 2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Later, the USA had great performances at the Olympics in London. During the 2022 USA Track and Field Championships, Steve was able to minister to America’s best athletes and coaches. Steve and Liz have been doing this since 1981, going on 41 years. Steve with Ryan Crouser (2016 and 2020 Olympic shot put gold) at the 2022 USA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. He is the current world record holder. Approaching 280 radio, article, and TV interviews that have went worldwide, mostly during the last six years.