Timber Bay

About

Timber Bay History

Timber Bay, a ministry of Youth Investment Foundation, is an organization of dedicated youth workers committed to personal, ongoing mentorship with young people.

Since 1970, Timber Bay has accomplished this through a combination of camping retreats and community group gatherings throughout the upper Midwest.

From the beginning, our unified focus has been to help teens discover the spiritual and emotional healing that Christ can bring to their lives.

For youth, real impact that takes time and nurturing happens when a well-developed support system is in place. One-time events may be beneficial, but they are not nearly as effective as the teens having a safe, healthy community, where long-term mentors walk with them through their everyday lives.

Without strong support-systems like Timber Bay, teens are more likely to make poor choices that can lead to destructive behaviors and perpetual negative cycles. The mentors of Timber Bay are present to help them overcome these obstacles and grow toward positive choices and behaviors.

Interview with the Founder

Timber Bay Leadership

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Jon Ring

President
Jon has been a part of Timber Bay since 1982 when he started as an intern. In 1984, he became our Brainerd Area Director. Jon now serves as Timber Bay’s President. Jon’s vision is to build Timber Bay’s capacity for serving more youth through long-term mentoring relationships.

Email: [email protected]
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Mark Ritchie

Chief Operating Officer
Mark is the operational brain behind the organization. He has been with us helping to run our camp in Onamia, MN since 1982 and has been Camp Director since 1998. He also serves as our Chief Operating Officer.

Timber Bay Board of Directors

John Prichard - Interim Chairman | Finance and Audit Committee

Neal Gaalswyk -  Vice Chairman

Paul Vorderbruggen - Staff Representative

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Jon Ring - President/CEO

Kathy Gaalswyk - Secretary, GTF, CSC

Carol Hondlik - CSC 

Brian Stephens - Finance and Audit Committee Chair

Timber Bay Ministries is a part of the Youth Investment Foundation. A volunteer Board of Directors governs YIF and an annual audit is conducted.

Financial statements are available upon request. Email [email protected].

Timber Bay Central Services Staff

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Jeff Grams
Ministry Partnership Development Director

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Danyelle Hansen
Donor Services Specialist

Email: danyelle@timberbay.org

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Angela Kesti
Executive Assistant

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Peggy Mahlstedt
Administrative Support

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Dick Plaep
Chief of Stuff

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Mick Thielen

IT Director

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Mark Thyren
Director of Advancement

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Laura Tolifson
Corporate Secretary

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Choua Yang
Accounting Specialist

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Timber Bay Community Group Staff

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Bill Agens
Pequot Lakes | Pine River Area Director

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Dave Bennett
Brainerd | Crosby Area Director

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Troy Bondy
Elk River Area Director

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Mark Busse
Waconia Area Director

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Mike Bright
Minnetonka Volunteer

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Emma Carbert
Pequot Lakes | Pine River Outreach Staff

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Leah Freichels
Buffalo Area Outreach Staff

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Matt Halseth
North Branch Area Director

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Ben Harvey
Buffalo Area Director

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Wilhelmina Horn
Brainerd | Crosby Outreach Staff

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Megan Herrly
Monticello Outreach Staff

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Anna Johnson
Brainerd | Crosby Area Volunteer

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Paul D Johnson
Brainerd WorkCrew Coordinator

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Charity Knauff
Birchwood Area Director

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Erica Koch
Brooklyn Center Outreach Staff

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Kenny Kraft
Staff & Alumni Specialist

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Christina Lam
Brooklyn Center Volunteer

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Todd McQuown
Spirit Lake Area Director

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Dan Miles
Monticello Area Director

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Paul Miller
Emerge Director

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Dorothea Olson
Brooklyn Center Outreach Staff

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Judy Plaep
Emerge Outreach Staff

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Dan Quance
Brooklyn Center Outreach Staff

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Nathan Schlatter
Brooklyn Center Outreach Staff

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Scott Schule
Elk River Outreach Staff

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Ashley Smith
Pequot Lakes | Pine River Outreach Staff

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Chris Strange
Waconia Outreach Staff

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Paul Thyren
Brooklyn Center Area Director

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Wayne Thyren
Brooklyn Center Volunteer

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Fes Trimble
Waconia Area Volunteer

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Paul Vorderbruggen
Buffalo Area Outreach Staff

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Timber Bay Camp Staff

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Barry Green
Camp Staff

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Rachael Hanson
Camp Staff - Rae's Hope Horse Ministry

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Bill Lewis
Camp Staff

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