Cup of Grace is a 501c3 organization governed by a Board of Directors. All of our Board Members live locally and are active volunteers in the community.
A Tennessee girl, Amy lived in Weatherford, TX for 17 years with her husband, Mark, and two sons, Jacob and Ethan. Amy received her Degree from the University of Memphis and was a teacher for nine years. Mark, Amy and their boys relocated to North Idaho in 2015 and settled in Spirit Lake. It was soon afterward that Amy felt God was calling her to “feed people.” She and Mark started Cup of Grace and began feeding people at a Free Community Meal at the Spirit Lake Community Center. Six years later, Cup of Grace continues to host a weekly community meal at their newly acquired building and the organization has grown to serve the community with many other programs. The organization, under Amy’s leadership as Executive Director, is a group of “Neighbors helping Neighbors”.
Mark has been married to Amy for 24 years and is from Irving, Texas. He currently works for Coffman Engineers as a Commissioning Agent and Project Manager. When in Texas, Mark served as a Lieutenant and EMT for the Greenwood Rural Fire Department. In that roll, Mark worked with grants and government funding and assisted that community in many different ways. When not working or volunteering, Mark enjoys camping and is a Ham radio afficionado. Mark also serves as Cup of Grace’s Assistant Executive Director.
Trudy is from Rootstown, Ohio and currently lives in Spirit Lake. She is married to her husband Ralph who is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the military. Trudy taught high school Math and Chemistry but changed careers due to frequently relocating with her husband’s military assignments. Trudy’s “second career” is a CPA. Although now retired, Trudy has done volunteer work for several charities including Cup of Grace. In her free time, Trudy enjoys hiking in beautiful north Idaho.
Ingrid has been married to her husband, Vince for 36 years and together they have two grown children. They have lived in the Spirit Lake area since 1995. Ingrid has a Degree in Business Administration and Accountancy. Ingrid currently is the Controller for the Tobler Marina in Hayden, Idaho and brings 35 years of accounting and management experience to the Cup of Grace Board. Ingrid desires to lead a life with purpose and enjoys contributing her time so that she can be part of an organization that helps make a positive impact on the community. In her free time, Ingrid enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Members at Large:
Mona is originally from the small northern California town of Ukiah where she was a secondary educator. Mona currently lives in the town of Spirit Lake and has four grown children. Mona is a seasoned volunteer and in addition to serving on the Board of Cup of Grace, she also volunteers with the Spirit Lake Community/Senior Center, Priest River Ministries, and the Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce. Thank you, Mona for your service!
A Washington transplant, Michael has lived in north Idaho since 1997. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Debbie for 32 years. Michael and Debbie have two adult children and five wonderful grandchildren. Michael works in Construction Management with Royal Roofing. He is a seasoned volunteer with experience leading Men’s Ministry and large special events through his church Spirit Lake Baptist. Michael’s mission verse is James 1:27 “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” In his free time, Michael enjoys helping others in the community. If asked, Michael will tell you that, “Joy from the Lord always goes hand in hand with service to others.”