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CityLinC connects children and youth to loving families, families to secure futures, individuals to caring community, and community to personal faith. Our name stands for "City Living in Christ."


70 Calhoun St.

Battle Creek, MI 49017

Phone: (269) 969-9181



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The People Who Keep Our Mission Going

Dedicated Staff, Caring Board Members and Dozens of Volunteers

CityLinC has a paid staff of about a dozen people, including both full-time and part-time employees. They come with a wide range of talents, educational backgrounds and professional certifications. We are guided by a committed nonprofit Board of Directors. Each year, more than 100 volunteers contribute their time and skills to our work in the community.

CityLinC Leadership Team

CityLinC Board of Directors

Rocky Baxter, CityLinC Chairman, Radiology Consultants, Baxter Funeral & Cremation Services
Dwayne Kelly, CityLinC  Vice-Chairman, V.A. Hospital
Tim Mitchell, CityLinC Secretary/Treasurer, Fund Developer, Senior Care Partners
Sue Crawford, Pearse Realty
Ricky Perry, Haven of Rest
Cindie Kloosterman, Retired Nurse Educator
Paul Minor, Pastor of Colon New Life Assembly of God

Jake Affeldt, Pastor of Battle Creek Andrus Street Church Of God
Dale Boyer, CityLinC Executive Director

CityLinC Staff

Sylvia Adsit, Licensing Specialist

Kayla Hanson, Foster/Adoption Specialist

Leticia Stone, Foster Care Specialists

Katie Ferris, Foster Care Specialist

Mesha Fisher, Adoption Specialist

Gabrielle Behrndt, Adoption Specialist

Lisa Smotherman, Executive Assistant

Terri Dougherty, Bookkeeper

Emma Moore, Case Aid

Megan Vandenboss, Licensing/Adoption Case Aid

Mike Howard, Chaplin

Janelle Haynes, Community Relations Director

Devan Madden, Licensing Specialist

Abby Boyer, Stuff-A-Bus Coordinator

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To ask a question or send us an e-mail message, please click here now. To learn more about us, we invite you to read our latest newsletter or call our office at (269) 969-9181. (Sign up for free alerts) We also invite you to volunteer your time or make a tax-deductible contribution to support our continuing mission to the community. And don't forget to visit our online photo gallery. Welcome!

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(269) 969-9181

Our Address:

70 Calhoun St., Battle Creek, MI 49017