Sep 17, 2019
Trish Porter Topmiller is a 1988 U.S. Olympian in the high jump, former world record holder for women age forty to forty-four in the high jump, and multiple times U.S. National and World Masters Champion. Breaking the gender barrier, she became the first girl to play in Little League Baseball in Northern California. She also serves as New Mexico Olympians and Paralympians President.
She is the author of two books, including King Here: Never Too OLD, Too RICH or Too ANYTHING to Meet Jesus, and Rekindle Your Dreams, in which she shares her insights into the practical steps for making dreams happen. King Here is the eye-opening true story of God’s unfolding plan to bring a rich man through the “eye of the needle.”
She is a frequent speaker and guest on radio and television programs and has been the subject of interviews in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Today’s Christian Woman, Family Life Radio and many others.
Trish has a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from the University of Oregon.
She has worked with the media promoting various sports events for over thirteen years and is involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She attends Woodman Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs and Sagebrush Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Trish lost her husband of twenty years (Pat Porter, two- time U.S. Olympic team member) and son Connor (Fifteen years old, U.S. National Fencing medalist) in a plane accident in 2012 and in 2017 lost her father to an addiction-induced suicide. She married a man who loves the Lord, James Topmiller in 2016. She has a wonderful daughter, Shannon, a freshman at UCCS and a nationally competitive figure skater. She loves her new blended family including a sweet and fun granddaughter. She enjoys hiking, snow skiing, tennis, traveling, reading, crocheting, creating photo albums, friends and family.