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 emotional and spiritual 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.

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.

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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

Reverend Paul D. Johnson-Secretary
Jean Johnson-Vice Chairwoman
John Prichard-Chairman & Audit Committee

Jon Ring-President/CEO
Wayne Thyren-Staff Representative
Rolf Jostad-Audit Committee 

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 and letters of reference are available upon request.

Timber Bay Central Services Staff

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Jeff Grams
Ministry Partnership Development Director

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Brad Lien
Chaplain

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Dick Plaep
Chief of Stuff

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Jann Rhubee
Comptroller

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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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Anna Whiteis
Donor Services

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Timber Bay Community Group Staff

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Rachel Abele
Minnetonka Area

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Bill Agens
Pequot Lakes Area Director

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Christina Apikelis
Brooklyn Center Area

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Dave Bennett
Brainerd Area Director

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Paul Bishop
Youth Mentor

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Eric Boal
Minnetonka 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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Riley DeLay
Brainerd Area

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Rosie Elizondo
Elk River Area

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Ellie Felber
Minnetonka Area

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Leah Freichels
Buffalo Area Outreach Staff

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Katrina Gallagher
Minnetonka Area Youth Outreach

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Matt Halseth
North Branch Area Director

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Steve Hanson
Mentors For Life

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Stacey Harder
Bemidji Area

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Ben Harvey
Buffalo Area

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Wilhelmina Horn
Brainerd Area

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Megan Hurrly
Monticello Area

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Anna Johnson
Brainerd Area

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Sue Jostad
Birchwood Area Volunteer

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Dustin Kleinenberg
Bemidji Volunteer

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Charity Knauff
Birchwood Area Director

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Kenny Kraft
Minnetonka Work Crew Coordinator

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Erica Koch
Brooklyn Center Area

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Bruce Kratky
Buffalo Area Outreach Staff

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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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Judy Plaep
Emerge Staff

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Dan Quance
Brooklyn Center Area

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Nathan Schlatter
Brooklyn Center Area

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Ashley Smith
Pequot Lakes Area

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Chris Strange
Waconia Area

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Joel Svenson
Elk River Area

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Paul Thyren
Brooklyn Center Area

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Wayne Thyren
Brooklyn Center Area Director

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Waconia Area

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Paul Vorderbruggen
Buffalo Area Director

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Jeannine Warnke
Spooner Area Director

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Olivia Whitaker
Buffalo Area Outreach Staff

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Elizabeth White
Brooklyn Center Area

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Renee Wixon
Brooklyn Center Volunteer

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Timber Bay Camp Staff

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Craig & Jenn Dueholm
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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