STANDING UP WORLDWIDE FOR CHRISTIAN ATHLETES | MADISON, WISCONSIN

STEVE McCONKEY | 4 WINDS USA

Founded in 1988, 4 WINDS USA stands up worldwide for Christian athletes (4WindsUSA.com). Starting in world-class track and field ministries in 1981, Steve and Liz McConkey have worked through nine Olympics. In 2013, McConkey started standing up worldwide for Christian athletes in all sports. He was a successful USA National Track and Field Club Coach (82-92) and has ran over 68,000 miles. McConkey graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University (Master of Public Health), Minnesota State University, Mankato (BS-Community Health), and Webster High School (WI).

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

PICTURES THROUGH THE YEARS

Thanksgiving dinner at Dunlap Elementary, Des Moines, Iowa. Steve is against the wall.
While at Dunlap Elementary, Steve went on field trips in 1967 and 1968 to the Drake Relays in Des Moines. First time exposure to world-class track and field.
Steve was born in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to Danbury (Dairyland), Wisconsin in 1968 with his family.
Steve ran for Webster High School in Wisconsin. This is the Upper St. Croix Valley All-Conference Cross Country Team. Steve was third and is third from the left.
Steve ran at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and transferred to powerhouse Minnesota State University, Mankato. This was a poster used for Christian meetings. A letter was written on the back to Liz before they were married. Steve graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a BS-Community Health with honors.
Steve was a graduate assistant coach at Western Kentucky University for a year. The team won the 1980 Ohio Valley Conference Cross Country Championships with a perfect 15 points and was sixth at the NCAA D1 Cross Country Championships. Steve received his Master of Public Health degree with honors.
1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. From 1982 through 1992, Steve was a USA National Track and Field Club Coach with athletes ranking eighty times. After 1992, 4 WINDS USA dropped the team so the ministry could work with athletes on all teams. In 2013, Steve started to stand up worldwide for Christian athletes.
1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. 10 golds, one silver. Steve and Liz are on the left side, third row.
Liz monitoring a booth for 4 WINDS USA.
1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Steve is ministering to athletes.
Sharing the gospel and trading pins with a Greek athlete at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.
2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.
In the last years, Steve has had over 275 worldwide radio interviews and/or global articles.
Steve and Liz McConkey were married in 1980. They have three married children and nine grandchildren.