National trainer and speaker with Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere, Kit Evans-Ford is a woman who is passionate about nonviolence, God, and serving others. She has been a trainer and activist for 15 years working relentlessly in the areas of nonviolence education, violence prevention, special education, rape crisis intervention, and assisting people in healing from violence and abuse.
Born in Mebane, North Carolina, education became a positive outlet for her at a young age. Kit also grew up in the African Methodist Episcopal Church where many of her immediate family serve as ordained clergy. This includes her mother, the Rev. Dorothy Warren and grandmother, the late Rev. Argrow Margaret Warren.
Kit holds a BA in Communications Studies (UNC Chapel Hill), a MA in Teaching: Special Education (Trinity University), MA in Social Justice and Community Development (SIT Graduate Institute), an MDiv degree (Pacific School of Religion) and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. She has studied, worked, and served in England, Japan, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis. Kit is a Teach For America and US Peace Corps Alumni.
In May of 2008, Kit became a survivor of an extremely violent sexual assault on her life. After surviving the attack, she became more driven to promote the power of nonviolent social change.
Kit is the founder of Testimonies of Hope: The Intercultural Christian Devotional Community and Overcoming the S.T.O.R.M: A Program For Women Healing From Sexual Violence. She is the author of 101 Testimonies of Hope: Life Stories To Encourage Your Faith In God and A Children's Book on Bishop Richard Allen: A Nonviolent Journey. She now uses her education, teachings on nonviolence and conflict resolution, travels, experiences with healing, dance, and spirituality as a nonviolence trainer, minister, teacher, and author. Mrs. Evans-Ford serves as a minister at Grace City Church in Moline, Illinois. Kit currently resides in Rock Island, Illinois with her daughter, Imani A. Ford and husband, the Rev. Dwight L. Ford.