Grace Center Foundation

Marcie Erickson

Executive Director and Co-founder

Marcie Erickson is in this photo with her husband Sefinew Mengistu and 10 children. Originally from Naples, FL, USA, Marcie is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Grace Center in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. She began serving as a full-time missionary at age 18. She has spent 10 years in Ethiopia and has a background in photography, videography, music, and childcare, among many other gifts. Grace Center started after she adopted her first three children and more children in Ethiopia were in need of services. After adopting four children Marcie married to Sefinew Birhan Mengistu, also a vital partner in Grace Center. Together they have had six more children and continue to serve with Grace Center. Marcie has written two books, Glimpse Africa: The Women of Bahir Dar, sharing the stories and photos of people who have come to Grace Center and Mama Meheret: Memoire of a Missionary that shares Marcie’s personal journey of her life as a missionary.


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"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God is this: to care for the orphans and widows in their affliction.” - James 1:27

Grace Center Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS, and all donations to Grace Center Foundation are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations (TIN 20-4510552).

Grace Center Foundation
P.O. Box 112692
Naples, FL 34108.
(239) 465-6435