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.
In 1956, Dwight Johnson and his brother attended the first FCA Camp in Estes Park as a high school football player, and he dedicated his life to Jesus Christ. Over the years, he has served in many roles throughout FCA and played a critical role in the ministry’s leadership and expansion. In several regions throughout the U.S., he has served as Board Chair and helped hire and support staff. In the 1970s, Johnson served on FCA’s Board of Trustees. In the 80s, he asked a Kansas City bank president to donate their property to FCA and they did. Johnson continues to serve FCA in Colorado, using his leadership talents and vision to pave the way for FCA to continue reaching coaches and athletes for Christ.