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November 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Married Anne L. (Lynn) 45 years ago, they live on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, and have two adult children. Son Jurgen, is an Emergency Room Doctor with Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon, MI. Daughter Kirsten is business owner of an architectural firm, Architektura in Grand Haven MI. Wife Anne is a former K – 8 classroom teacher and high school Guidance counselor of 43 years with Grand Haven Area Public Schools.
Gernot, an architect and graduate from the Architecture School, HTL Detmold Germany, has been practicing architecture for the past 48 years. His work experiences encompass several architectural firms in western Michigan. With his unique European education and great depth of skills in many areas of design, working drawings, construction administration and management, he has worked on many large and medium size projects throughout Michigan.
Gernot has been a Boy Scout leader of Troop 165, the Gerald R. Ford Boy Scout District, for over 12 years. There he served in various capacities in the troop and District level. As troop leader he planned and guided high adventure trips thru-out the USA, the highlight being, a troop adventure with 12 Boys and one adult leader to climb and repel the Grand Teton Peak in the Grand Teton Mountain Range, of Utah.
Faith has been a big part of Gernot’s live. He and his wife Anne have been a member of St Francis De Sales Church in Muskegon, MI for the past 45 years. He served on many committees and boards and has been instrumental in the planning and implementation of many brick and mortar projects, including working with the world renowned architects office of Marcel Breuer in New York.
26 Years ago, Gernot was ask to join a group of likeminded professionals, called Rotarians. He joined the Rotary Club of Grand Haven and has served in a number of different capacities, among them are Club President, Program Chair, Youth Exchange Officer, and Scholarship Committee Chair. He has been an active in fundraising to support local and international serviced projects. Gernot is a member of the District Foundation Committee, the District Grants Review Board and has served for the past 12 years as the District Peace Fellowship Chair. As such, has been able to qualify 3 Peace Fellows and one Peace Scholar. Prior to that, Gernot served on the District selection and interview committee, for Ambassadorial Scholarships