Steve and Liz McConkey are the founders (1988) and operate 4 Winds Christian Athletics. They started in world-class track and field ministries in 1981. From 1982 through 1992, Steve was a USA National Club Coach for Athletes in Action (Eugene), Lay Witnesses for Christ (Dallas-Ft. Worth), and 4 Winds Christian Athletics (Minneapolis-St. Paul). Athletes were ranked eighty times.
In 1992, 4WCA dropped the team and started working with all world-class track and field athletes. In 2014, 4WCA started standing up worldwide for Christian athletes in every sport. Steve operates 4WindsUSA.com and periodically appears in articles and on radio worldwide.
Steve graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University (Master of Science-Public Health) and Minnesota State University, Mankato (BS-Community Health). Liz graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Superior (Teacher Education).