A veteran NFL coach, Steckel became the seventh president of FCA on March 1, 2005. Under his leadership, FCA staff nearly doubled from 727 to 1,432, while the number of Huddles more than tripled, from 5,500 to 17,376. FCA’s Camps ministry experienced a five-fold increase, from 139 to 740 around the world, and Camp attendance quadrupled, from 27,954 to 106,268. Internationally, FCA flourished over Steckel’s tenure, expanding to ministry in 60 countries with 133 leaders. Steckel first got involved with FCA in 1972 when, as a college football coach, he attended his first FCA conference. Inside the FCA family, Steckel was known for personally calling every staff member on their birthday, a total of 11,886 birthday calls over his 12 years as president.