Social entrepreneur, spiritual director, and autism advocate, Dr. Kit Evans-Ford is a woman who is passionate about serving others. She has been a trainer and activist for 16 years working relentlessly in the areas of nonviolence education and assisting people in healing from violence and abuse. Born in Mebane, North Carolina, education became a positive outlet for her. Kit holds a MA in Teaching: Special Education, MA in Social Justice and Community Development, MDiv degree and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Spiritual Direction from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. Dr. Kit is a Teach for America and United States Peace Corps Alumni. She has studied, worked, and served in England, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Kit is a certified spiritual director and the founder of Argrow’s House of Healing and Hope in Davenport, Iowa and Moline, IL. Argrow’s House is a safe space where free services are offered daily for women healing from violence in the Quad Cities Region. Argrow’s House is also a successful social enterprise where women healing from violence create beautiful bath products that provide a living wage for themselves in a safe space that celebrates who they are. Additionally, Dr. Kit is the founder of Autistic & Loved, LLC. With a team of graphic illustrators and engineers, she created food-grade silicon pendants called chewelry for children with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder. Her pendants are the first invented that celebrates the beauty and diversity of autistic children and their families. Dr. Ford resides in Davenport, Iowa with her husband, Pastor Dwight L. Ford, and children; Imani and Justice.