Dr. Gretchen Kerr helps Northland build collaborative relationships within the community and among government, nonprofits and other churches. The distributed service team has a heart for people in need from the congregation and the community. Life Crossroads, LifeHope and Local Life Service teams along with many volunteers, serve those who face trials and unforeseen circumstances in their lives ranging from prison and jail transition to disaster response and from LifeHope (benevolence) needs to homeless families of Seminole County. Gretchen helped to develop Resource Point (www.resourcepoint.org), a collaborative for case management, data collection and community collaboration, and provides the knowledge of resources within the community. Social justice issues are at the heart of Gretchen’s ministry activities, most recently anti-human trafficking endeavors and serving orphans through foster care and adoption opportunities.
Gretchen serves as the president of ConnectCity, Inc a 501(C)(3) nonprofit working focused on the issues of employment, education, spiritual development, family reunification and life skills for men and women coming from incarceration. The Healing and Transition (HAT) program is a pre and post-release 14 week intensive day program located in Longwood, Fla. She serves as the co-chair of the Seminole County Reentry Task Force, a community collaborative addressing the needs of the returning citizen’s of our community.
Gretchen has a bachelor’s degree in public administration, a master’s degree in nonprofit management and received her Doctorate of Ministry at Bakke Graduate University in the Spring of 2012. Originally from Scituate, Mass., Gretchen and her husband, Greg, have three children, Tiffany, Trevor and Justin.
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