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Who We Are


Working with neighbors and community partners to provide programming, a place of connection, access to resources, and initiatives to improve the quality of life in the greater Trinity neighborhood.


The mission of TCDI is to improve the quality of life in the Trinity neighborhood.

What we do

Trinity Community Development Inc. is a non-profit
located in the Trinity Neighborhood Center in Battle
Creek. To meet our mission, we:

  • Provide space for community groups: 12-step recovery meetings, Community Inclusive Recreation, American Red Cross, Senior Health Partners, Summit Pointe Mental Health (to name a few) meet at little/reduced cost. Community members may rent space for celebrations, family reunions, holiday parties, and other events. 

  • Support programming that includes a monthly Fresh Food Distribution, interior free Clothes Closet, on-going community art projects, exterior Free Pantry & Library, and a Community Garden.

  • Collaboratively sponsor events like Earth Day, a Summer Party, and a Back-to-School Fair in collaboration with the Neighborhood Planning Council, building users, and Battle Creek community partners.

  • Support affordable housing through a multi-faceted approach in renovating houses for sale to first-time homebuyers, connection to various housing resources, and implementation of home repair grants.

Pastor Janet Wilson: 

Executive Director

Jen Rochette:
Office Administrator

Our Story

Trinity Neighborhood Center was born as part of a three-church merger of Trinity, Birchwood, and Chapel Hill United Methodist congregations in July 2018. Worship and administrative functions were combined at Chapel Hill, Birchwood was purchased by a Burmese congregation, and Trinity was retained with the goal of creating a connectional place in the mid-town Battle Creek neighborhood. The TNC facility remains under Chapel Hill ownership and physical support.

Transitional work from church to community space has continued through the years. Trinity Community Development Inc. was created as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2020. TCDI staff manage the care and use of TNC – and develop programming, events, and connections in the neighborhood and community. As a non-profit, we also seek and request grants to support the mission of the organization. 

Trinity Community Development Staff

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