Tom Pearce was Executive Director of the North Kent Service Center (now North Kent Connect) from 1990-2004. Tom realized the need for more space to help families in northern Kent County and began a capital campaign to move from the Kateri Lodge in Rockford (adjacent to Our Lady of Consolation Parish) to the current NKC location at 10075 Northland Drive in Rockford.

On working with Tom Pearce…
“What can I say about my time with Tom? Simply put, he showed me the way and that anything is possible with God on your side. As a Rockford area business owner, I didn’t fully understand the concept of how to give back to one’s community early on. From our first encounter to our last, Tom encouraged me to believe in my 3 T’s – Time, Talent, and Treasure. His gentle persistence over the years got me, my company, and my employees more involved with North Kent and showed us how we could make a bigger difference within our community. He remains my friend and I can’t say enough about his 14 years of leadership at North Kent. I’m glad I was there for the ride.”

 ~ John Decker, former North Kent Service Center Board Chair 

Tom Pearce and John Decker at a North Kent Service Center golf outing.