After 10 years of practice in the states of Nebraska, California, and Oregon, Bill Mahnke (M.S., M.A.), discovered a pressing need in Central Oregon to create a place of nourishment, care, and affordability for community counseling. In 2007, he founded WaterCup Ministries. Since then, WaterCup Counseling Service has grown to a team that is fueled by a deep love of people, and a commitment to not let finances prevent local community from receiving help. We believe this tenet truly reveals the heart of Christ. 

Our practices are rooted in the belief of “love thy neighbor,” and we embrace all walks of faith and life. We believe that all people have deep worth and value, and we cherish the opportunity to participate, equip, and encourage the process of restoring voice, dignity, and identity to all. We rest in the profound hope of  better relationship and freedom to live in flourishing.



“The water will become a Spring.”  John 4:14

 Water quenches our thirst and rejuvenates us to live.

We have all experienced seasons of thirst. These may have been seasons of discouragement, broken-heartedness, loneliness, exhaustion, and weariness— a season in need of support and embrace.

Our mission is to journey with our clients through life and to rest in an abundant spring of refreshing livelihood.



Our vision is to continue to cultivate a foundation of nourishment, partnership, hope, and strategy for all of our clients. We are able to receive these gifts as we are. Our hope is that our services will continue to birth a realization that we are meant to thrive. We have found that this revelation often takes place in conjunction with an accurate grasp of our identity.

As the year continues on, WaterCup Counseling desires to continue to walk by faith and partner with our community to bring about flourishing for all. 



WaterCup Counseling is certified under the non-profit “WaterCup Ministries” and is a 501C3. Tax ID Number: 26-3924840. As a non-profit, we have chosen not to be licensed with the state of Oregon. This allows us to work individually with our clients and cater to specific financial needs. All counselors have their educational credential listed within out “TEAM” section of our website. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact us directly. Thank you.