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.
Timber Bay Leadership
Timber Bay Board of Directors
Rolf Jostad - Chairman / Finance and Audit Committee
Neal Gaalswyk - Vice Chairman
John Prichard -Finance and Audit Committee
Paul Vorderbruggen - Staff Representative
Avie Dee Xiong
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.