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:

Kimber Gates Travis

Treasurer: Steve McCrea

Dianne Ansbaugh

Dave Barnes*

Sandi Bloem*

Troy Braga

Kimmer Callahan

Todd Cory

Dave Cox

Jada Donais

Heather Erikson

Ben Fairfield

Teri Farr

Steve Griffitts*

Eric Haakenson

Katy Hancock

Greg Helbling*

Kevin Jester

Suzy Jolley

Heather Keen

Cyndie Lempesis*

Kay Nelson*

Vern Newby

Ben Perschau

Pam Pratt

Ronnie Semko

Tim Skubitz

Erik Smith

Heather Somers

Graydon Stanley

Sue Thilo*

Heidi Tsadilas

Troy Tymesen*

Tracey Vaughan

Brenda Zosel Bookholtz

 

Emeritus Members

Janet Atchley

Les Atchley

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 Dianne Ansbaugh

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I served on the Board Development Committee which serves as the nominating committee for the Advisory Board. We also oversee the Dr. Jack Riggs Leadership Scholarship program. Ten bright young leaders were recently selected to receive $1000 scholarships to further their education.

What is your profession? My husband and I owned a lighting showroom, Idaho Lights for 20 years. I am currently self-employed as a Lighting Consultant with Edison Lights where I specialize in residential and light commercial projects with a passion for lighting art collections.

Describe your family. Gene and I have been married for 44 years. His children Nicole and Jeff have been my “kids” for most of their lives. The four of us are lighting consultants for various companies. We say it’s in the family “genes.” (Pun intended.)

What are your personal interests? My joy is camping and hiking among the bears in Glacier National Park. Travel is almost an obsession! I love learning and researching new places and people; photography and the arts in general are interests. I also serve on The Coeur d’Alene Arts and Cultural Alliance.

Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? The Advisory Board is an amazing group of like-minded individuals with a passion for service to our community. Board members and Kroc staff members are mentors in come capacity. I am constantly encouraged and challenged to be a better person and follower of the teaching of Jesus Christ. I believe God provided this opportunity to grow spiritually and give back. It’s very humbling.

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? Red Kettle season is joyous and serious in the mission of helping others. It’s fun to ring the bell and be a tiny part of a huge undertaking. I also enjoy participating in the Clothe-a-Child program. Community outreach enriches the meaning of life! This is what compels me in the mission of The Salvation Army.

Question & Answer with
Greg Helbling

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? I’ve been honored to serve on The Kroc Center Advisory Board since its inception in 2007 and delighted to be accepted to serve for another term. I serve on the Finance & Property Committee and the Jack Riggs Leadership Event Committee.

What is your profession? I recently sold my Employee Benefits Agency, Helbling Benefits, and continue to work part time for the new owner.

Describe your family. My wife Natalie and I seem to scarcely keep up with an active and busy schedule. I have two older sons Brett and Brandon Helbling. Brett is planning to enter the Jesuit Novitiate in August and Brandon continues to work at Farragut and provides me with the joys of 3 beautiful grandchildren! I have 2 younger children Noah and KC who provide energy and joy to our home. Noah, a fine young golfer, attends Christian Center School and KC, the tallest girl on her team, is an accomplished volleyball player and attends Greensferry Elementary.

What are your personal interests? I’ve been blessed with a love of the great outdoors. I enjoy cycling, mountain biking, cabin time on Twin Lakes, mountain climbing, skiing, fly-fishing and some golf. Natalie and I are Post Falls High School Young Life Leaders, I enjoy watercolor painting, metal sculpture, and swimming in the Cove Pool with my granddaughter. I also enjoy serving our community and my involvement with the Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club.

Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? Serving over 13,000 members, I believe The Kroc Center is the Crown Jewel of Kootenai County. It is an honor to serve an organization and a facility that touches lives spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and financially. I am drawn by the integrity of the leadership and the selfless service of The Salvation Army. I don’t think there is another ministry in our community better poised to impact people’s lives at any age.

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? My early involvement with The Kroc included participating in the youth mentoring program. Though my mentee is graduating from high school this spring, we continue to get together on a regular basis. This program has been very rewarding to both of us and his family over the many years. I am also drawn to serving the underserved and certainly the athletic facility.

Question & Answer with Ben Fairfield

What is your current role on the Advisory Board? Past Chair

What is your profession? Trainer/Speaker/Business Coach

Describe your family. My wife Bonnie and I have three boys: Noah (8), Jacob (6), and Matthew (4).

What are your personal interests? Woodworking, Camping, Backpacking

Why do you choose to serve on the Salvation Army/Kroc Center Advisory Board? The incredible impact that it has on our community and beyond.

Which Salvation Army/Kroc Center program or service especially resonates with you? The Dr. Riggs Leadership Scholarship.

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Chair: Britt Towery

Vice Chair: Keith Dixon

Secretary:

Kimber Gates Travis

Treasurer: Steve McCrea

Dianne Ansbaugh

Dave Barnes*

Sandi Bloem*

Troy Braga

Kimmer Callahan

Todd Cory

Dave Cox

Jada Donais

Heather Erikson

Ben Fairfield

Teri Farr

Steve Griffitts*

Eric Haakenson

Katy Hancock

Greg Helbling*

Kevin Jester

Suzy Jolley

Heather Keen

Cyndie Lempesis*

Kay Nelson*

Vern Newby

Ben Perschau

Pam Pratt

Ronnie Semko

Tim Skubitz

Erik Smith

Heather Somers

Graydon Stanley

Sue Thilo*

Heidi Tsadilas

Troy Tymesen*

Tracey Vaughan

Brenda Zosel Bookholtz

 

Emeritus Members

Janet Atchley

Les Atchley

Joe Morris

Sandy Patano

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RAY & JOAN KROC CORPS
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