Bay View Association Board of Trustees
- Lawrence R. Ternan, President, 2015
- W. Robert Docking, Vice President, 2014
- R. Stanley Sutton, Secretary, 2015
- Jon M. Chism, Treasurer, 2014
- Mary Sue Hansen, 2015
- The Rev. David E. Kidd, 2013
- Katherine Mitchell, 2014
- Glenn R. Stevens, 2013
- Robert W. Zetterberg, 2013
- Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey
The Association By-Laws direct that Bay View be managed by a board of nine trustees and those persons appointed by the board to carry out the day-to-day functions of the Association. Trustees are leaseholding members who are elected to three-year terms at the Association's Annual Meeting. A majority of trustees must be members of the United Methodist Church.
Lawrence R. Ternan, President, 2015
1750 Knapp Avenue, Bay View • 347-9310
3896 Hillsdale Drive, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 370-9632 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry and his wife, Suzanne, purchased their cottage in 1975 and have been very involved in the Bay View community since then. He continues to practice law in Oakland County, with emphasis on real estate, land use and business law. During his 41 years of practice, he was city attorney for the City of Rochester Hills for 28 years. Larry graduated from Western Michigan University and Wayne State Law School. He is a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Rochester, Mich., and served on the board of Methodist Children’s Village. He is also involved in the county bar association and other community organizations. In Bay View, Larry has served on the Long Range Planning Committee, the By-Law Committee and the Buildings and Grounds Committee. He was elected president on Aug. 2, 2009, following the Association's annual meeting.
W. Robert Docking, Vice President, 2014
1924 Maple, Bay View • 347-8742
2519 Essex Lane, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
(248) 454-1404 • email@example.com
Bob Docking and his wife, Mill, have been members of Bay View since 1991, when they purchased their cottage on the corner of Maple and Springside. They rented for three years prior to cottage ownership. They made their first visit in the fall of 1988, when there was hardly anyone around, but Bay View cast its spell on them and they’ve loved it ever since. Their 11 grandchildren have been actively involved in the Bay View Recreation program. Bob and Mill became education directors in 2001 and served in that capacity until 2009. Bob’s background as a superintendent for the East Lansing and Bloomfield Hills schools prepared him for his work in the Bay View Education Department. The Dockings are active long term members of Nardin Park Methodist Church in Farmington Hills, Mich.
R. Stanley Sutton, Secretary, 2015
1975 Forest, Bay View • 231-622-8345
818 Bluffview Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 433-7343 • firstname.lastname@example.org
“Stan” served as treasurer of the West Ohio Conference 1994-2010. Before coming to Ohio, Stan was the treasurer of the Detroit Annual Conference for 10 years. He has served United Methodist churches in Rochester, Mich., and Ortonville, Mich. Stan also served as the treasurer of the North Central Jurisdiction and was a member of the General Council on Finance and Administration, where he served as chairperson of the Audit and Review Committee. This quadrennium he has served on the Denominational Health Task Force and was elected to the jurisdictional conference. Stan is a “second-career” pastor. His first career was electrical engineering where he was Chief Controls Engineer for the Ex-Cell-O Corp. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a Masters in Business Administration from Wayne State University. He did his seminary work at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, earning a Masters of Divinity, and was awarded a Doctor of Divinity by Adrian College in 1992. Stan is an avid woodworker and pilot. He has an instrument rating and likes any excuse to fly in his Cessna 172. Stan and his wife, Jeri, have two grown children, Tracy and Don, both of whom are married. They have three grandchildren, who are perfect in every way. After 20 years of “Bay View cottage lust” Stan and Jeri purchased a cottage on Forest Street in 2007. Over the winter it underwent major renovation.
Jon M. Chism, Treasurer, 2014
1615 Park Avenue, Bay View • 347-7335
P.O. Box 6113, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6113
(616) 458-4145 • email@example.com
Jon has been coming to Bay View since 1971 and has been a cottage owner since 1983. He has been an active participant in the tennis program and a member of the audit committee. He has been a CPA partner in Plante & Moran PLLC for 15 years, a technical resource group leader for financial institutions, SEC and oil and gas, and a group leader for financial institutions for Western Michigan. Plante & Moran is a 1,600 person firm and for 13 years in a row has been in Fortune's 100 best places to work. He worked as a consultant on the Enron bankruptcy case. Jon is married to Janet Child, who's family has been in Bay View since 1917. They have two adult sons who have grown up in the Bay View Club program. Jon is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids.
Mary Sue Hansen, 2015
1585 Park Avenue, Bay View • 347-3360
106 Rust Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 796-3867 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Sue has participated in the Bay View Association for over 50 years. Each of her children has been involved in the recreation program, from attending Tot Lot to assuming leader positions. Her grandchildren continue the tradition. She is a past president of the Bay View Woman’s Council and has served on many Bay View committees. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and business education from Ferris State University and a master’s degree in business education from Michigan State University. Education has been a large part of her life. She taught in the Stockbridge, Mich., public schools, the Detroit High School of Commerce, Ferris State University, and the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. She has taught contract bridge at Bay View for several years. Mary Sue is involved in numerous community activities in Big Rapids, including holding offices in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in Michigan at the local, district and state levels. She is a member of the United Methodist Church.
The Rev. David E. Kidd, 2013
1940 Terrace, Bay View • 347-7728
2767 Del Mar Drive, Okemos, MI 48864-2401
(517) 351-7510 • email@example.com
David and Ada Kidd have owned their Drydock Cottage in Bay View since 1972, and their children and grandchildren have been nurtured here. Dave came to Bay View in the late 1940s. He graduated from Michigan State University (MSU), served as horticultural extension agent in Maryland for several years, and was then called into ordained ministry. He was campus minister for 10 years and then served churches in Flint, Detroit and Ypsilanti. He retired from the United Methodist Detroit Annual Conference 13 years ago. Ada is also retired from a private psychology practice. Dave founded our Bay View Memorial Garden and he consults with local congregations on similar gardens. He has taught gardening for many years at Bay View, as well as book studies, Elderhostel and master gardening. Both Dave and Ada are frequent speakers on environmental issues and care for an acre of garden at home. They sing in the MSU Choral Union and he is a volunteer guide at the university gardens. Dave is trustee liaison to the Worship and Religious Life, and Operations committees.
Katherine Mitchell, 2014
641 Cedar, Bay View • 348-1891
2420 Blueberry Lane, Ann Arbor, MI 49307
(734) 665-2646 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate has been a Bay View cottage owner for 20 years. Her four children have grown up in Bay View and were all active in the Boys’ and Girls’ Club as campers and leaders. Kate has served on the Recreation Committee for the past six years – she will be trustee liaison to the committee this year – and has assisted in the hiring and mentoring of recreation directors. She graduated from Albion College with a Bachelor of Arts and honors from the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She returned to school and received her certification in Montessori early childhood education. Currently she is the head teacher at a small school in Ann Arbor. Kate is a presenter at the American Montessori Society’s annual conference. She also serves as a consultant to other Montessori schools in the region. Kate has worked for many years as a volunteer in the Ann Arbor public schools. She served four terms as PTO chairperson, was appointed to the steering and long range planning committees for the new alternative middle school, served on the citizens search committee for Ann Arbor’s superintendent, as well as several hiring committees for principals and teaching staff for many years. Kate and her husband, Dick, are members of First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor.
Glenn R. Stevens, 2013
1724 Woodland, Bay View • 439-6916
481 Cypress Way E., Naples, FL 34110
(239) 513-1509 • email@example.com
Glenn, his wife, Betty, and four generations of Stevens family members have had Bay View connections for over 45 years. Currently Glenn is trustee liaison to the Long Range Planning Committee and the Friends of the Bay View Performing Arts, and is a member of the Bay View Choir. For several years he provided administrative support for the weekly worship-lecture series. Glenn earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Michigan State University. He spent most of his professional career as an academic administrator working with Michigan’s public universities. For nearly 20 years he was the executive director of the President’s Council, State Universities of Michigan, based in Lansing. A long-time and committed volunteer, he has held leadership and service roles in many non-profit organizations, among which include The Salvation Army, Big Brothers, The Marquette Choral Society, The Marquette County Arts Council, The Detroit Compact, The Michigan-Japan Foundation and The Michigan Nonprofit Association.
Robert W. Zetterberg, 2013
1584 Fairview, Bay View • 439-5084
828 Milledge Road A-3, Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 738-4135 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Zetterberg is a former military officer and businessman. He also served in city and county government in Georgia; and has been a Rotarian, and a corporate trainer for the United Way. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, Ga. He is married and has been a cottage owner since 2000. Zetterberg has been a Religion and Life Forum moderator and served on the Architectural Review and Buildings and Grounds committees (two years as chairman). He has also worked on Funds for the Future and the Heart of Bay View Capital Campaign. He has been a leader for the Men’s Bible Study, Men’s Retreat and is a member of Campus Club. Zetterberg has an MBA and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, where he also served on the faculty. He commanded a 7,000 person brigade. After his military career ended he served as president of FASTRANS, a transportation marketing company.
Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey
Bishop Kiesey was born in Sioux City, Iowa,and is the middle child of five. She attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, where she graduated with honors with a double major in Religion and Piano Performance. She was named Outstanding Alumna of the Year for Morningside College.
Bishop Kiesey first felt a call to the ordained ministry while a student at Boston University School of Theology where she earned her Master of Divinity degree. Returning to Iowa, she married D. Bradley Kiesey, an attorney from Washington, Iowa. They have been blessed with two adult sons, Joel and Aaron.
Following ordination, she served the following Iowa churches: Richland/Ollie, Washington, Mt. Pleasant, and Iowa City. In 2001 she was appointed as the District Superintendent on the Waterloo District and served there until her election to the episcopacy in 2004 by the North Central Jurisdictional Conference. Her first episcopal assignment was to the Dakotas Area. Bishop Kiesey has been a delegate to General Conference since 1988, and was the first elected clergy from the Iowa Conference in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. Throughout her ministry she has had the privilege of serving on a wide range of committees and boards, including the Board of Trustees for Iowa Wesleyan College, Morningside College and Dakota Wesleyan University.