Since 1999 Matt & Jenni have been actively involved in youth ministry and short–term missions around the world.
In January 2020, Matt accepted the role of Area Director for Youth Investment Foundation / Timber Bay, to mentor “at-risk” youth in the local community of North Branch and the surrounding areas.
Our ministry is to mentor at-risk and alienated youth who may be in conflict with themselves, their family, school or community. We want to affect new attitudes and behaviors in alienated youth and to create a sense of purpose, belonging and community. We also emphasize self-worth, forgiveness, freedom from guilt, accountability and a balanced perspective of authority and freedom.
Our work with students happens in one-on-one and group settings through weekly ongoing community outreach. We also take students on frequent trips to the beautiful, year-round, north woods Timber Bay camp as well as other outdoor adventures and activities throughout the year.