Meeting at Great Lakes Center for the Arts

800 Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor, MI 49770

Summer Sundays

10:30 a.m.
From Memorial Day
to Labor Day!

Board Members

Chair

Bob is a native of St Louis, MO and moved to Michigan in 1978.  Married to Sherry, father to sons, Ryan (married to Jessie) and Brandon, and grandfather to Mara.  Bob has spent his entire career in the life & employee benefits industry and continues today, working at a lesser pace.  Having come to faith in the early 80’s, he became active in starting or teaching bible studies in various settings.  Current involvement is with the New Canaan Society as a Founder of the Western Michigan group, the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, as both a Colson Fellow and now as a mentor in the Colson Fellows program.  Bob also is a leader of the Bay Harbor Men’s Bible Study with 14 seasons now under our belt.  Bob is a long-time board member of the Grand Angels, an angel-investment organization providing seed capital to early revenue companies.  Bob & Sherry have both been involved with the Museum of the Bible project, a stunning bible artifact museum in Washington D.C.

Vice Chair

Tony and Deborah are summer residents of Bay Harbor and reside in Tampa, Florida the rest of the year.  Tony is in the oil and gas industry.  He enjoys golf and flying helicopters.

Treasurer

Tom is originally from Ohio and moved to Michigan almost 40 years ago.  He is married to Ronda and they have four children; two each.  Tom has a son and a daughter, and Ronda has two sons.  They have six grandchildren –  three in Florida and three in Oregon.  They live downstate in Fenton, Michigan most of the year.  Tom is still working at two personal businesses.  They design, build and install equipment for the aggregate industry. His educational background is in accounting and economics and graduate degree in finance.

Tom came to the Lord through his mother.  She taught Sunday School for many years at their Presbyterian Church.

Tom and Ronda enjoy summers in Bay Harbor with their wonderful BH friends. They enjoy golfing, platform tennis and pickleball.  Tom especially enjoys the men’s Bible study.

Secretary

Hi and his wife, Sharon, live year round in Petoskey, Michigan.  They have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Hi grew up in the sports and recreation industries. His family had the first ski shop at Boyne Mt back in 1949.  Stover’s Sports Outfitters sold snow skis and snowmobiles in the winter and golf, tennis, boats, Sunfish, and hunt/fish the spring, summer, and fall.  Hi sold his first boat in 1966.  After college, from 1975 to 2001 Hi was the manufacture’s rep for Scott poles and goggles and K2 Skis, Snowboards, and Inline skates.  Hi has been selling beautiful boats at Bay Harbor since 2005 at Walstrom Marine location in the Village.

Past Chair

Cheryl and Chris are summer residents of Bay Harbor, since 2004.  Cheryl is a retired CEO of a global restaurant chain. Today she serves on two corporate boards; US Foods, a food distribution company, and Chick Fil A, a quick service restaurant chain. Cheryl is a member of CEO Forum, an organization that disciples Christian senior leaders.  She serves on the board of WorkMatters, a work and faith ministry in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Cheryl and Chris enjoy involvement in classical education and various Christian ministries.  They have been married nearly 40 years and have three grown daughters, two terrific son-in-laws, and four handsome grandsons. Cheryl and Chris spend the winters in sunny Atlanta, Georgia where they attend Buckhead Church.

Board Member

Debra and John have been summer residents in Bay Harbor and Harbor Springs for more than 30 years.  They have been married 43 years and are the proud parents of two married daughters, Alyssa (Kevin) and Sarah (Chris) and 6 beloved grandchildren.

Debra graduated from SUNY Geneseo and holds a Masters Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary.   She has enjoyed 30 years experience as a Christian lay counselor and Florida licensed mental health counselor, teaching and facilitating group process, counseling women, training lay counselors and leading Bible Studies.

 

She is a Stephen Minister and Stephen Leader at First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs.  She and John are members of Covenant Church in Naples Florida where she currently serves on the steering committee of a Shepherding Ministry designed to provide personal lay shepherd care for every church member. She co-leads a Bible study for women in the Naples community and is a volunteer at the Shelter for Abused Women and Children.

 

“I enjoy ministry opportunities of all kinds, both here and abroad.  It a privilege to serve the body of Christ through Bay Harbor Church.”

Board Member

Bob was born and raised in Michigan and with his wife, Jan, they have been summer residents of Bay Harbor since 2010.  They have a blended family resulting in six adult children and their spouses and 14 grandchildren.  Bob, a graduate of Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science, was in funeral service for over 45 years retiring in 2019.  Bob was the son of godly parents – his father a Wesleyan Church Pastor – so he learned of the Jesus story at an early age.

Board Member

Kristi Stinson has been a resident of the Bay Harbor community since 1998. She also resides in Birmingham, Michigan with her husband, Keith. They have two married daughters living in Seattle, WA and Sonoma, CA. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and University of Detroit School of Law.  She practiced law at a large Detroit area law firm specializing in Real Estate and Commercial Finance. She later worked in the legal department at Meadowbrook Insurance Group, as well as C.F. Stinson, Inc., the family business. She has enjoyed involvement with the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., including its Women of Legacy conferences. She has been involved in numerous Bible Studies over the past 25 years. As a believer and follower of Christ, she looks forward to serving the needs of the Bay Harbor Church as a member of the board.

Board Member

Paul Saber has been a restaurant owner since 1980. He was an Owner/Operator of McDonald’s restaurants from 1985-2001, owning 14 McDonald’s in New Mexico, and was Senior Vice President, USA Corporate Division of McDonald’s from 2001- 2003.

In 2003 Paul became President & CEO of Manna Development Group, LLC and currently holds the Area Development Agreement for Panera Bread and Bakery Cafés as the largest geographical Franchisee for Panera Bread with cafes in California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. In 2023, Paul Saber and Manna Development Group welcomed a new brand to their family and currently own and operate three Caribou Coffee locations in Michigan. Paul and the entire Manna organization are committed to excellence in operating great restaurants by delivering quality food and outstanding guest service.

Paul serves on the Board of Directors of several Christian ministries, as well as the Board of Directors of the Panera Bread Foundation. Paul served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association from 2007-2009.

Paul and his wife Dianne reside in Rancho Santa Fe, CA and have an adult son, Graham,  a daughter and son-in-law, Hannah and Austin Rovazzini, and two granddaughters, Saber Rose and Selah Elizabeth Rovazzini.

Board Member

Steve was born in Marshall, Texas and still spends half of each year there. He attended Baylor University and graduated with a BBA in accounting in 1973 and earned a CPA certificate. Steve and Penny married in 1973 and he graduated Baylor law school in 1975. After law school Steve practiced accounting, law and was involved in his father’s small oil and gas exploration firm. 

Steve taught Sunday School classes in the Baptist church for over 30 years and served on deacon boards and as deacon chair. He has also served and chaired finance, personnel, and pastor search committees. Steve and Penny are members of First Methodist Church in Marshall and attend Covenant Church in Naples, Florida. They enjoy worshipping with their two sons, their wives, and grandchildren, and helped establish the Boys and Girls Club in Marshall.  

Steve believes Bay Harbor Church provides a place for people to worship and grow in their Christian walk. His hope is that Bay Harbor Church can help ignite a spiritual fire in non-believers and fan the flames in believers so that a roaring flame of faith can grow in this community and beyond.

Board Member

Kathy and her husband Kevin were both raised Catholic, have spent time in the Lutheran church and currently attend a non-denominational church near Rochester, Michigan. Daughter Lauren and her husband live in Fort Myers, Florida with their three children and daughter Jamie lives with her husband and two children in Queretaro, Mexico. Kathy has worked in the medical field as an x-ray tech, for a modeling agency, doing medical transcription work, then having her own company doing the outsourcing of machine work.  She and Kevin winter in Fort Myers, Florida. 

Board Member

Jim grew up in a Christian home and attended the Episcopal church most of his life until college. He graduated from Purdue University, started work at TAP Pharmaceuticals and met his wife Stacy, who gave Jim his first bible and asked the hard questions about his personal relationship with Christ which over time has continued to grow and grow.  

Jim and Stacy have been married for 29 years and have four kids – Dylan, Mitchell (daughter in law Lily), Tori and Grant plus a dog named Denver. Steve worked for the same company, TAP, ABBOTT and ABBVIE for 31 years. He started as a sales representative and spent the last half of his career as a VP of an immunology franchise where I had all sales and marketing responsibility for our largest business unit. 

Jim feels he has been blessed beyond measure and looks forward to using the gifts and talents God has given him to serve Him and his people in new ways.