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.
Patti is President of Swope Properties, LLC and manages acquisitions, and real estate investment holdings. She is also President of Sam Swope Family Foundation, Inc. and leads a Board of Directors who make grants to achieve the mission and vision of the late automobile dealer, Sam Swope, of Louisville, Kentucky. Following graduation from the University of Denver, Patti enjoyed a career in the automobile business for 31 years before selling Sam Swope Auto Group in 2015. Patti’s current interests include environmental conservation, animal welfare, and golf. Patti and her partner, Jeff Gagie, reside in Naples, Florida and Bay Harbor, Michigan.
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.
Bob retired from a managerial position with a major global corporation in 2009, and since then has been actively involved in numerous volunteers organizations in the Petoskey/Bay Harbor area: Bay Harbor Golf Club, Bay Harbor Community Council, Bay Harbor Yacht Club, and is currently serving on the McLaren Northern Michigan Board of Directors. He has been involved with the Bay Harbor Church for 10 years and has served as Co-Administrator for the last 4 years. He and his wife, Michele, have four adult kids, and 10 grandkids. His hobbies include photography, golf and travel.
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.
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.
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.
Michele has been married to Bob for 46 years. They have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. After moving 8 times throughout Bob’s career, they settled in northern Michigan. Michele has been on the board at Petoskey Crooked Tree Art Center, enjoys watercolor and oil painting. She was social chairman and women’s golf league chairperson at Bay Harbor Golf Club and served on the Dining and Fitness committee at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club. She is currently on the board at the Nehemiah Homeless Shelter and organizes home cooked meals for them on Tuesdays. She has been involved with Bay Harbor Church since its beginning in 2006, singing and helping to lead praise and worship, often while playing guitar.
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.
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.”