From humble beginnings to a comprehensive 28,400-square-foot resource center, North Kent Connect has come a long way in 50 years! But one thing that has never wavered is the mission – to help people move forward and out of crisis. 

2023 is a year-long celebration commemorating NKC’s 50th anniversary. In lieu of cake and ice cream, we’ve interviewed 50 people who have watched NKC grow into what it is today. You’ll hear wonderful memories from past executive directors, donors, pastors, staff, and volunteers who have been with NKC since the start and some who are still here today. Just tune into Facebook, our website, or this newsletter for a new story each week. You can even share your own NKC story by clicking the link below.

The Rockford Community Service Center, now North Kent Connect, was founded in 1973 by a group of concerned individuals from the Rockford Area Ministerial Association (R.A.M.A.). Rev. Richard Lindvall, pastor of Northland Congregational Church and president of R.A.M.A., and Peg Ferrand, first board president, and volunteer, labored tirelessly to realize their vision of helping those in need in northern Kent County. If they could see us now!

Rockford Community Service Center
63 Courtland Location