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The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, Coeur d'Alene, ID

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The Salvation Army Advisory Board

Chair: Britt Towery

Vice Chair: Keith Dixon

Secretary: Heather Somers

Treasurer: Steve McCrea

Una Alderman

Julie Amador

Dianne Ansbaugh

Dave Barnes*

Troy Braga

Kimmer Callahan

Todd Cory

Heather Erikson

Ben Fairfield

Teri Farr

Kimber Gates Travis

Eric Haakenson

Katy Hancock

Greg Helbling*

Kevin Jester

Suzy Jolley

Heather Keen

Cyndie Lempesis*

Steve Masterson

Kay Nelson*

Vern Newby

Ben Perschau

Pam Pratt

Ronnie Semko

Tim Skubitz

Laszlo Suto

Erik Smith

Graydon Stanley

Sue Thilo*

Heidi Tsadilas

Troy Tymesen*

Tracey Vaughan

Brenda Zosel Bookholtz

 

Emeritus Members

Janet Atchley

Les Atchley

Sandi Bloem*

Steve Griffitts*

Joe Morris

Sandy Patano

THE SALVATION ARMY ADVISORY BOARD MISSION STATEMENT

The Advisory Board is the volunteer army behind the Army that interprets community needs, advocates programs to the community, and provides support to the Army’s efforts to render effective service.

The Salvation Army conducts a variety of religious and charitable activities in the community. It is the purpose of the board to assist The Salvation Army in the conduct of these activities by being familiar with all phases of its operations in the community, by formulating plans for the improvement of the facilities and programs offered, and by making recommendations with respect to fund-raising, community relations, program and expenditures.

Question & Answer with Dave Barnes

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I'm currently on the Board Development Committee. We try to ensure that representatives from a broad cross-section of our community are involved. The Advisory Board plays an important role as the interface to The Salvation Army. I'm also on the Executive Committee and get an inside look at the Kroc Center and it's daily management.

What is your profession? After more than 30 years of working as an Emergency Department physician, I recently retired. Trained in the Midwest in Emergency Medicine, my first hospital staff position was in Fairbanks, AK. After 23 years of seeing patients (and their families) at Kootenai Health, there are a lot of familiar faces around town! It has been a great experience.

Describe your family. I've been married for 37 years and have 2 grown sons. They were both adopted as infants from South Korea and now live in Seattle and NYC! Linda, my wife, has worked part-time at the Kroc Center's front desk since soon after the doors opened.

What are your personal interests? I was recruited for the initial grant writing project because of my interest in aquatics. After decades of exposure to pools and swimming programs, I was ready to offer my opinion and felt honored to be included in the design process. I still swim 3 times a week with the Masters program and have helped coach the high school swimming programs for the last 19 seasons(!) My wife and I love the puzzle of international travel. Using public transportation and staying in (nice) hostels, we've had some amazing experiences in obscure places! I also enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing, biking, wood working, gardening, riding my scooter, and more. I am thoroughly enjoying retirement.

Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? The future of our community is being determined today. The Salvation Army has chosen to invest in our future by constructing and maintaining a world-class community center that will positively impact generations to come. This center represents the opportunity that we desperately needed to nurture long-term health and involvement for our youth and young families. Creating an environment for spiritual and personal growth doesn't happen by accident. The Coeur d'Alene area is my home and I'm willing to do what I can to help. Besides that, the Advisory Board is full of motivated, involved citizens that are fun to be around! It's a bunch of All-Stars from every corner of our community.

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? Ringing the bell at the Red Kettles is a highlight for me. The generosity of this community always humbles me and renews my faith in mankind.

Question & Answer with
Teri Farr

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I currently serve on the Community Outreach Committee. The Committee supports the development and ongoing enrichment of programs that directly impact members of our community,  such as Clothe-a-Child and Families Feeding Families. Prior to that I served on the Executive Committee and Chaired the Donor Development Committee for four years. It is a joy to serve as an Advisory Board Member and see the life-changing difference these programs have in our community.

What is your profession? I am a retired hospital executive. I worked in healthcare administration and philanthropy for 25 years. The last 12 years were spent at Kootenai Health. In retirement I enjoy helping nonprofit organizations succeed by volunteering my time and expertise in fundraising and board development.

Describe your family. I am married to Robert Farr, MD, who is also retired.

What are your personal interests? I enjoy hanging out with my husband, travel, kayaking in wild places, bird watching, wilderness exploration, whales and time with friends.

Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? This organization is a delight to support. The programs truly impact the lives of people in our community who might otherwise not be touched by any other organization. The staff is exceptional in their commitment to the mission and service of the Center. Their passion to serve and the way they go above and beyond to enhance the lives of others is truly inspiring.

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? All of the outreach programs are exceptional. I am, though, especially touched by the youth programs. Mobile Kroc, in particular, takes the spirit of the Kroc to schools and provides activities and role models for youth on the playground. Kids get to experience healthy adult role models in action, lively recreation, and learn to play in an environment of kindness, fairness and respect. In addition the Kroc Center welcomes families from different schools on a monthly basis to spend time as a family and get to know the various programs available to them. More recently, a special night has been created for foster families to experience an evening at the Kroc together.

Question & Answer with Kevin Jester

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? Currently serving as chair of the Board Development Committee.

What is your profession? Presently semi-retired working at Architects West having survived a 44-year career in architecture, 36 years with the good people at Architects West. My career has had a primary focus in the private sector.  Diversity of project types include civic, corporate, retail, religious, institutional, multi-family, and private residential.

Describe your family. My wife of 40 years Patti and I have two grown daughters Allison and Abigail (Abby). Allison lives in the Seattle area with our two granddaughters Maya (18) and Taitum (14) and her life partner Ethan. Abby currently lives in L.A. with her husband Mike Torres.

What are your personal interests? I am fortunate and blessed to live in N. Idaho as my interests focus primarily on “human powered pursuits”. Bicycle riding, hiking, river rafting, kayaking, XC skiing, downhill skiing, and rowing my wife’s drift boat for her while she fly fishes. The wonder and glory of creation never cease to give me joy.

Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? I take the mission of TSA seriously “To Do the Most Good” as the hands, feet, and heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Kroc Center is a wonderful and integral addition to our community touching the lives o many individuals and families. In a world that needs to see the gospel in action thru the hearts and actions of dedicated people is a most worthy endeavor to which I am pleased to be engaged. It is a honor to be associated with this place of health, healing, and outreach.

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? I have enjoyed bell ringing during the past several Christmas seasons. Giving people a smile and wishing them a Merry Christmas often lifts them for even a moment. Seeing families teaching by example the importance of giving as they have their children donate at the kettle is a wonderful thing. This year I have had the opportunity to participate in one of the “Clothe a Child” programs and was blessed by the experience with the kids. I look forward to opportunities for keeping the message of “Doing the Most Good” alive and well with the great team at The Kroc.

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Chair: Britt Towery

Vice Chair: Keith Dixon

Secretary: Heather Somers

Treasurer: Steve McCrea

Una Alderman

Julie Amador

Dianne Ansbaugh

Dave Barnes*

Troy Braga

Kimmer Callahan

Todd Cory

Heather Erikson

Ben Fairfield

Teri Farr

Kimber Gates Travis

Eric Haakenson

Katy Hancock

Greg Helbling*

Kevin Jester

Suzy Jolley

Heather Keen

Cyndie Lempesis*

Steve Masterson

Kay Nelson*

Vern Newby

Ben Perschau

Pam Pratt

Ronnie Semko

Tim Skubitz

Erik Smith

Graydon Stanley

Laszlo Suto

Sue Thilo*

Heidi Tsadilas

Troy Tymesen*

Tracey Vaughan

Brenda Zosel Bookholtz

 

Emeritus Members

Janet Atchley

Les Atchley

Sandi Bloem*

Steve Griffitts*

Joe Morris

Sandy Patano

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RAY & JOAN KROC CORPS
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The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Q&A with The Kroc Advisory Board

Click a name below.

  • Dave Barnes

    DAVE BARNES

    What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I'm currently on the Board Development Committee. We try to ensure that representatives from a broad cross-section of our community are involved. The Advisory Board plays an important role as the interface to The Salvation Army. I'm also on the Executive Committee and get an inside look at The Kroc Center and it's daily management.

    What is your profession? After more than 30 years of working as an Emergency Department physician, I recently retired. Trained in the Midwest in Emergency Medicine, my first hospital staff position was in Fairbanks, AK. After 23 years of seeing patients (and their families) at Kootenai Health, there are a lot of familiar faces around town! It has been a great experience.

    Describe your family. I've been married for 37 years and have 2 grown sons. They were both adopted as infants from South Korea and now live in Seattle and NYC! Linda, my wife, has worked part-time at The Kroc Center's front desk since soon after the doors opened.

    What are your personal interests? I was recruited for the initial grant writing project because of my interest in aquatics. After decades of exposure to pools and swimming programs, I was ready to offer my opinion and felt honored to be included in the design process. I still swim 3 times a week with the Masters program and have helped coach the high school swimming programs for the last 19 seasons(!).

    My wife and I love the puzzle of international travel. Using public transportation and staying in (nice) hostels, we've had some amazing experiences in obscure places! I also enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing, biking, wood working, gardening, riding my scooter, and more. I am thoroughly enjoying retirement.

    Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? The future of our community is being determined today. The Salvation Army has chosen to invest in our future by constructing and maintaining a world-class community center that will positively impact generations to come. This center represents the opportunity that we desperately needed to nurture long-term health and involvement for our youth and young families. Creating an environment for spiritual and personal growth doesn't happen by accident. The Coeur d'Alene area is my home and I'm willing to do what I can to help. Besides that, the Advisory Board is full of motivated, involved citizens that are fun to be around! It's a bunch of All-Stars from every corner of our community.

    Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? Ringing the bell at the Red Kettles is a highlight for me. The generosity of this community always humbles me and renews my faith in mankind.

  • Teri Farr

    TERI FARR

    What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I currently serve on the Community Outreach Committee. The Committee supports the development and ongoing enrichment of programs that directly impact members of our community,  such as Clothe-a-Child and Families Feeding Families. Prior to that I served on the Executive Committee and Chaired the Donor Development Committee for four years. It is a joy to serve as an Advisory Board Member and see the life-changing difference these programs have in our community.

    What is your profession? I am a retired hospital executive. I worked in healthcare administration and philanthropy for 25 years. The last 12 years were spent at Kootenai Health. In retirement I enjoy helping nonprofit organizations succeed by volunteering my time and expertise in fundraising and board development.

    Describe your family. I am married to Robert Farr, MD, who is also retired.

    What are your personal interests? I enjoy hanging out with my husband, travel, kayaking in wild places, bird watching, wilderness exploration, whales and time with friends.

    Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? This organization is a delight to support. The programs truly impact the lives of people in our community who might otherwise not be touched by any other organization. The staff is exceptional in their commitment to the mission and service of the Center. Their passion to serve and the way they go above and beyond to enhance the lives of others is truly inspiring.

    Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? All of the outreach programs are exceptional. I am, though, especially touched by the youth programs. Mobile Kroc, in particular, takes the spirit of the Kroc to schools and provides activities and role models for youth on the playground. Kids get to experience healthy adult role models in action, lively recreation, and learn to play in an environment of kindness, fairness and respect. In addition the Kroc Center welcomes families from different schools on a monthly basis to spend time as a family and get to know the various programs available to them. More recently, a special night has been created for foster families to experience an evening at The Kroc together.

  • Kevin Jester

    KEVIN JESTER

    What is your current role on the Advisory Board? Currently serving as chair of the Board Development Committee.

    What is your profession? Presently semi-retired working at Architects West having survived a 44-year career in architecture, 36 years with the good people at Architects West.  My career has had a primary focus in the private sector. Diversity of project types include civic, corporate, retail, religious, institutional, multi-family, and private residential.

    Describe your family. My wife of 40 years Patti and I have two grown daughters Allison and Abigail (Abby).  Allison lives in the Seattle area with our two granddaughters Maya (18) and Taitum (14) and her life partner Ethan. Abby currently lives in L.A. with her husband Mike Torres.

    What are your personal interests? I am fortunate and blessed to live in N. Idaho as my interests focus primarily on “human powered pursuits”. Bicycle riding, hiking, river rafting, kayaking, XC skiing, downhill skiing, and rowing my wife’s drift boat for her while she fly fishes. The wonder and glory of creation never cease to give me joy.

    Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? I take the mission of TSA seriously “To Do the Most Good” as the hands, feet, and heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Kroc Center is a wonderful and integral addition to our community touching the lives o many individuals and families. In a world that needs to see the gospel in action thru the hearts and actions of dedicated people is a most worthy endeavor to which I am pleased to be engaged. It is a honor to be associated with this place of health, healing, and outreach.

    Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? I have enjoyed bell ringing during the past several Christmas seasons. Giving people a smile and wishing them a Merry Christmas often lifts them for even a moment. Seeing families teaching by example the importance of giving as they have their children donate at the kettle is a wonderful thing. This year I have had the opportunity to participate in one of the “Clothe a Child” programs and was blessed by the experience with the kids. I look forward to opportunities for keeping the message of “Doing the Most Good” alive and well with the great team at The Kroc.