Christ-Centered, Affordable Counseling

WaterCup Ministries is a Christ-centered, biblical counseling service, available to all, beginning in Central Oregon.

Non-profit - Sliding Fee Scale

“Whoever drinks of the water I shall give him will never thirst again." John 4:14


In 2007, based on community need and a deep heart calling, Bill Mahnke stepped out in faith to establish a counseling ministry in Central Oregon. Since that time WaterCup Counseling Service has served an average of 230 new clients per year in more than 1400 hours of client sessions.

WaterCup is based directly on the principles of scripture and trust in the resurrection power of God to change lives.

Bill received a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Christian Heritage College then received a master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Nebraska. For twelve years, he was involved in school counseling and administration before starting WaterCup.


The Lord has given the board and staff of WaterCup Counseling a joyful enthusiasm for this work. It is such a privilege to see lives healed and changed.

God has given them a vision for the future of WaterCup Counseling Service that includes an increase in the number of counselors and implementation of an internship program. In October 2012 He miraculously provided for the purchase of a larger facility that will allow this expansion.