It's a fact: This ministry would simply not have persevered over a quarter century to become what it is today without the dedication, prayer, effort, and determination of a lot of people. Here I will introduce you to some of the people that make the Overflowing Cup such a special place in the lives of a lot of people. At the request of Pastor Dave, I will also include a special tribute to Pat.
DAVE FOGDERUD, Founding Pastor
In the Old Testament of the Bible, King David is said to be a man after God's own heart. In the 21st century, David Fogderud lets his light shine before us all as a modern day example of a man after God's own heart. Dave is truly unlike any other person I have ever met. He is an inspiration of God's love to all that know him. Not too long ago, I was on the phone with Dave. He was trying to reach someone on a third line of his phone, and I was privy to that conversation. He dialed, but reached a wrong number. However he spread the love of Christ to the woman who answered. She herself was a Christian, but was having a bad day. With only a few words, Dave totally brightened her day. He's funny that way.
Dave accepted Christ as his personal savior at the young age of 14. At the time, he was growing up in a Christian family on a farm near Hannaford, North Dakota. He attended Trinity College in Chicago after High School and later attended the College of Automation in Des Moines, Iowa for training in the field of Data Processing. He spent many years in the field of Data Processing involving areas of management, computer programming, and systems analysis and later as a computer consultant. After 10 years, his first marriage ended in divorce. Seeing his own children growing up in a broken home, Dave felt called to open a Christian Coffeehouse reaching out to the young people of our society. That vision was fulfilled with the opening of The Overflowing Cup on April 19, 1974.
On June 23, 1974, Dave married Pat Hendrickson who earlier helped to found the ministry of The Overflowing Cup. Their wedding was held at the coffeehouse, with Glenn Kaiser and Don Sanford conducting the ceremony. Dave and Pat led many to the Lord after opening The Overflowing Cup Coffeehouse Ministry in 1974. They operated The Harbor for the Homeless as part of The Overflowing Cup. This outreach to the less fortunate in our community was founded in 1984. In 1985, Dave and Pat expanded the scope of the ministry to include Sunday worship services and operated as a church in addition to the coffeehouse and homeless shelter ministry. All the while, Dave was maintaining full-time work as a Computer Consultant, until in 1987 when Pat was first diagnosed with Stage II Cervical Cancer. Dave then went full-time in the ministry to help lessen the load for Pat. It was truly a "Journey of Faith and Obedience" as Pat experienced divine healing in the fall of 1987. Pat was faithful to the Lord and grateful for her healing, never missing a chance to give testimony and glory to God. She then experienced more than ten years of quality life until a cancerous tumor was discovered wrapped around her sciatic nerve in January of 1998. The tumor caused much pain and an attempt at surgery was unsuccessful. After nearly 25 years of marriage, Pat went to be with the Lord on December 26, 1998.
Dave was progressing through the grief process when musician friends introduced him to a single Christian woman from Davenport, Iowa, in September of 1999. This proved to be a "divine appointment" and Dave married Diana Hinrichs on October 23, 1999. Dave and his new wife Diana continue to serve the Lord in the ministry.
Diana Fogderud, Associate Pastor
Randy Price, Associate Pastor
Kathy Jo Price, Associate Pastor
Dave Rounds, Executive Vice President