North Kent Pastors’ Feud 2019


If you missed hearing Jeff “Spanky” Amlotte channel Chris Farley as he swapped jackets with game contestant, Patrick Ensley, from the Ensley Team – Five Star Real Estate, that was just the tip of what made for an incredible evening!

More than 570 friends old and new, pastors, community leaders, colleagues, and neighbors, came together to help provide food, empowerment programs, mental health counseling, and so much more, to people in northern Kent County.

This was a banner year, and we are pleased to share that Thursday’s event netted $96,000, and will go a long way to continue providing all of those services.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU and to…

Jeff “Spanky” Amlotte hosted a rousing version of “Family Feud” along with emcee and NKC Board President, Michael Bohnsack.

Fr. Tony Pelak
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Laurie TenHave-Chapman
First Congregational Church of Rockford

Inge Whittemore
East Nelson United Methodist

Fr. Andrew Ayers
Our Lady of Consolation

Dawn Damon
Tribes Church

Kim DeLong
Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist

Phil Friedrick
Sparta United Methodist

Karen Fitz La Barge
North Kent Presbyterian

Tim Meendering
Rockford Reformed

Cathy Cooper

Patrick Ensley
Ensley Team – Five Star Real Estate

Amanda Gerhardt
Cedar Springs Rotary

John Momber
Momber Outdoor Services & Sparta Lions

Joe Paiz
Downtown Trini’s & Margarita Joe’s

Kelly Paiz
Independent Bank

Tom Rich
RE/MAX United

David Ringler
Cedar Springs Brewing Company

Theodore Sees
Rockford Family Eyecare & Rockford Rotary

Peter Setterington
Burger Shack & Rockford Lions Club

Dan Williams
Star of Rockford

Mary Ann Wright
Wright Way Appraisal Service & Sparta Lions


North Kent Pastors Feud 2019

Our version of the popular game show “Family Feud” and the 2019 FUNdraiser for North Kent Connect!

Thurs., Oct. 10, 2019

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

And special thanks to The Game Show Source for making this an evening of fun and games!

For its sixth year, the theme for our annual fundraiser was “North Kent Pastors’ Feud: Part Deux,” a game show in the style of “Family Feud.” The event took place on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Teams were made up of area Pastors, Rotarians, Lions Club members and local community leaders battling against each other by naming the most popular answer to various survey questions, often to hilarious results. And this year, the audience helped to choose the winner.

Proceeds from North Kent Pastors’ Feud benefited the food and educational programs of North Kent Connect, a resource center serving northern Kent County.

Previous Media Coverage

North Kent Connect ‘Pastors’ Feud’ game show fundraiser nets $80K for nonprofit
By Logan Hansen for, Oct. 31, 2018

Pastors square off again for neighbors in need
Cedar Springs Post, Nov. 2, 2017

Nonprofit producing Pastors Square Off
By Justin Dawes for Grand Rapids Business Journal, Oct. 24, 2017