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

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SAT: 7AM–9PM  |  SUN: 8am–6pm

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The Salvation Army Advisory Board

Chair: Keith Dixon

Vice Chair: Troy Braga

Secretary: Heather Somers

Treasurer: Greg Helbling*

Una Alderman

Julie Amador

Dianne Ansbaugh

Dave Barnes*

Kimmer Callahan

Todd Cory

Heather Erikson

Jeremy Evans

Ben Fairfield

Teri Farr

Kimber Gates Travis

Eric Haakenson

Katy Hancock

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*

Britt Towery

Heidi Tsadilas

Tracey Vaughan

Brenda Zosel Bookholtz

 

Emeritus Members

Janet Atchley

Les Atchley

Sandi Bloem*

Steve Griffitts*

Joe Morris

Sandy Patano

Jack Riggs

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 Julie Amador

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I am beginning my second year on The Kroc Advisory Board and currently serve on the Community Business and Engagement Committee.

What is your profession? I am a professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Idaho and work in Coeur d’Alene. I teach courses for prospective and practicing teachers on how to teach mathematics. My research focuses on how teachers attend to students’ mathematical thinking and then reason about that thinking to make instructional decisions.

Describe your family. I have been happily married to my husband, Paul Amador, for fifteen years. We have been blessed with a two-year-old son, Peter, who loves swimming at The Kroc and playing in Huckleberry Hollow. We have a wonderful family base in Coeur d’Alene, including my parents, brother and his wife, who are all Kroc members. I am incredibly thankful for my family and all of their support and love.

What are your personal interests? Personally, I enjoy traveling. I have been able to travel the country and see several parts of the world through both my career and for personal interest. My favorite vacation destination is Avila Beach, California. We have enjoyed numerous visits there and love the opportunities to embrace the outdoors on the California coast.

I am an avid runner. My husband and I went running for our second “date” and I have been hooked since. My personal goal is to run a half-marathon each year and I have been able to do this for the last several consecutive years. I appreciate the trails we have in the Coeur d’Alene area and enjoy the opportunity to be outside.

Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? As a former elementary school teacher, and now a mom, my heart has always focused on serving children. As I have searched for opportunities for involvement in the community, I have focused on those that would support children and enable experiences for their growth and development. The Kroc Center provides an atmosphere for learning and support for our youth through various programs, such as Clothe a Child and Third Grade Swim. I am honored to have the opportunity to support The Kroc Center through the Advisory Board to help ensure that our children have access to opportunities that will better their lives.

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? The Third Grade Swim program provides an opportunity for children to learn to become comfortable with water and learn how to swim in a controlled, yet fun environment, all while promoting safety. I appreciate the efforts of The Kroc to provide this program for our youth.

Question & Answer with
Ronnie Semko

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I am currently the Chair of the Red Kettle Committee.

What is your profession?  I am a retired elementary  school counselor. Currently, I am working temporarily as a classroom aid. I also maintain a K-12 Counseling Certification and am a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Describe your family. I have two grown children, Katie and Isaac. They both have families. Katie’s family lives in Spokane. My grandson, Leo, is my Kroc Cove Pool buddy. They have been to many theatre productions at The Kroc. Isaac’s family lives in upstate New York. I’m not able to spend as much time with them due to busy lives and distance. I can’t wait to introduce my granddaughter to The Kroc Center. I also have eleven siblings and their families dispersed throughout Idaho and Washington. Our family lived and took care of The Cataldo Mission when I was a child.

What are your personal interests? First and foremost, I serve through God’s guidance. I balance serving with reading, hiking, traveling, flower gardening, yoga, working out at The Kroc Center, spending time with friends and family and playing with my grandson. I am also the friend of an adorable seven pound dog named Lucy.

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? As a school counselor in the Coeur d’Alene School District I was able to directly observe the use of Red Kettle funds. There are several programs at The Salvation Army Kroc Center that positively impact children and families. Whether it is 3rd grade swim, Mobile Kroc, distribution of needed school supplies, the scholarship program, Operation Clothe a Child or Families Feeding Families, all of them fulfill a need in our community that helps with the healthy growth and development of children. I have participated as a “personal shopper” for a child at the Clothe a Child event. Hearing and seeing the gratitude of the children was heartfelt. For many children, it was the first time they had a complete set of winter wear. Service to others does provide joy. I chose to be the chair of the Red Kettle Committee because I believe in The Salvation Army’s mission to serve our community.

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Chair: Keith Dixon

Vice Chair: Troy Braga

Secretary: Heather Somers

Treasurer: Greg Helbling*

Una Alderman

Julie Amador

Dianne Ansbaugh

Dave Barnes*

Kimmer Callahan

Todd Cory

Heather Erikson

Jeremy Evans

Ben Fairfield

Teri Farr

Kimber Gates Travis

Eric Haakenson

Katy Hancock

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*

Britt Towery

Heidi Tsadilas

Tracey Vaughan

Brenda Zosel Bookholtz

 

Emeritus Members

Janet Atchley

Les Atchley

Sandi Bloem*

Steve Griffitts*

Joe Morris

Sandy Patano

Jack Riggs

THE SALVATION ARMY
RAY & JOAN KROC CORPS
COMMUNITY CENTER

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

Chair: Keith Dixon

Vice Chair: Troy Braga

Secretary: Heather Somers

Treasurer: Greg Helbling*

Una Alderman

Julie Amador

Dianne Ansbaugh

Dave Barnes*

Kimmer Callahan

Todd Cory

Heather Erikson

Jeremy Evans

Ben Fairfield

Teri Farr

Kimber Gates Travis

Eric Haakenson

Katy Hancock

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*

Britt Towery

Heidi Tsadilas

Tracey Vaughan

Brenda Zosel Bookholtz

 

Emeritus Members

Janet Atchley

Les Atchley

Sandi Bloem*

Steve Griffitts*

Joe Morris

Sandy Patano

Jack Riggs

Q&A with The Kroc Advisory Board

Click a name below.

  • JULIE AMADOR

    Julie Amador

    What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I am beginning my second year on The Kroc Advisory Board and currently serve on the Community Business and Engagement Committee.

    What is your profession? I am a professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Idaho and work in Coeur d’Alene. I teach courses for prospective and practicing teachers on how to teach mathematics. My research focuses on how teachers attend to students’ mathematical thinking and then reason about that thinking to make instructional decisions.

    Describe your family. I have been happily married to my husband, Paul Amador, for fifteen years. We have been blessed with a two-year-old son, Peter, who loves swimming at The Kroc and playing in Huckleberry Hollow. We have a wonderful family base in Coeur d’Alene, including my parents, brother and his wife, who are all Kroc members. I am incredibly thankful for my family and all of their support and love.

    What are your personal interests? Personally, I enjoy traveling. I have been able to travel the country and see several parts of the world through both my career and for personal interest. My favorite vacation destination is Avila Beach, California. We have enjoyed numerous visits there and love the opportunities to embrace the outdoors on the California coast.

    I am an avid runner. My husband and I went running for our second “date” and I have been hooked since. My personal goal is to run a half-marathon each year and I have been able to do this for the last several consecutive years. I appreciate the trails we have in the Coeur d’Alene area and enjoy the opportunity to be outside.

    Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? As a former elementary school teacher, and now a mom, my heart has always focused on serving children. As I have searched for opportunities for involvement in the community, I have focused on those that would support children and enable experiences for their growth and development. The Kroc Center provides an atmosphere for learning and support for our youth through various programs, such as Clothe a Child and Third Grade Swim. I am honored to have the opportunity to support The Kroc Center through the Advisory Board to help ensure that our children have access to opportunities that will better their lives.

    Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? The Third Grade Swim program provides an opportunity for children to learn to become comfortable with water and learn how to swim in a controlled, yet fun environment, all while promoting safety. I appreciate the efforts of The Kroc to provide this program for our youth.

  • RonniE SEMKO

    Ronnie Semko

    What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I am currently the Chair of the Red Kettle Committee.

    What is your profession?  I am a retired elementary  school counselor. Currently, I am working temporarily as a classroom aid. I also maintain a K-12 Counseling Certification and am a Licensed Professional Counselor.

    Describe your family. I have two grown children, Katie and Isaac. They both have families. Katie’s family lives in Spokane. My grandson, Leo, is my Kroc Cove Pool buddy. They have been to many theatre productions at The Kroc. Isaac’s family lives in upstate New York. I’m not able to spend as much time with them due to busy lives and distance. I can’t wait to introduce my granddaughter to The Kroc Center. I also have eleven siblings and their families dispersed throughout Idaho and Washington. Our family lived and took care of The Cataldo Mission when I was a child.

    What are your personal interests? First and foremost, I serve through God’s guidance. I balance serving with reading, hiking, traveling, flower gardening, yoga, working out at The Kroc Center, spending time with friends and family and playing with my grandson. I am also the friend of an adorable seven pound dog named Lucy.

    Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? As a school counselor in the Coeur d’Alene School District I was able to directly observe the use of Red Kettle funds. There are several programs at The Salvation Army Kroc Center that positively impact children and families. Whether it is 3rd grade swim, Mobile Kroc, distribution of needed school supplies, the scholarship program, Operation Clothe a Child or Families Feeding Families, all of them fulfill a need in our community that helps with the healthy growth and development of children. I have participated as a “personal shopper” for a child at the Clothe a Child event. Hearing and seeing the gratitude of the children was heartfelt. For many children, it was the first time they had a complete set of winter wear. Service to others does provide joy. I chose to be the chair of the Red Kettle Committee because I believe in The Salvation Army’s mission to serve our community.