About Us

Mission Statement
Living the truth that people matter to God.

Our Vision Statement
To be the most trusted and respected source for information, education and services that affirm the gift of human life.

The following services are offered free of charge to the community:

  • Willing to Wait Sexual Risk Avoidance Curriculum www.willingtowait.com
  • Abstinence education and presentations for Christian schools and churches (Willing to Wait™ – The Whole Truth™)
  • Pregnancy tests and options counseling  www.prcgr.org
  • Ultrasounds (some restrictions apply) and medical consultation services
  • Material assistance for under-resourced families (baby clothes, diapers, formula, cribs, and furnishings)
  • Post-abortion counseling

The following services are offered with a minimal fee:

  • STD/STI testing & treatment

Click Here For The History Of PRC

The PRC was “born on the sidewalk.” It is a grassroots organization, created by ordinary people with extraordinary passion – people who love God and love people of all sizes, colors, and nations.

Back in 1984, the sidewalk was a difficult place for a woman to speak of her deepest secrets. But with a message from God on her heart, Mary Kay, a young mom, knew she had to reach them as they considered terminating their pregnancies. Only it was impossible to compete with the activity of a bustling downtown street.

“My own family was growing at the time and I worried about the health of each of my unborn babies. I simply couldn’t imagine anyone thinking that deliberately ending their pregnancy was the best option,” Mary Kay recalls. “I was compelled by the call of God on my heart to talk to them; He was insisting I be there to show these women another way. But we needed to get off the street.”

She began praying for a quiet place to meet, and before long God provided.

Conveniently located next to the abortion clinic, a room became available. A private area just inside the front door allowed Mary Kay and the other volunteers to finally have personal conversations with desperate and confused women, helping them choose life over abortion. After a short time, she however, realized she could not meet the need alone.

Mary Kay prayed again, and again God revealed His plan.

God gave Mary Kay a vision for a pregnancy center and she shared it with her church. The young impassioned congregation at Bella Vista Church enthusiastically embraced the idea. In July 1985, the PRC was born. Its permanent home at 415 Cherry SE was the same building first used by Mary Kay.

With a modest budget and a handful of committed staff and volunteers, the PRC saw eighty clients in the first two months of operation, and eight lives were saved by the end of the year. A beautiful thing had happened; a legacy of truth-telling had begun at the same spot where lies about the unborn had been told.

The PRC is still a ministry “born on the sidewalk,” full of passionate people who love God and His people – we are living the truth that people matter to God!

Board of Directors


Peter Baldwin, Chair
AMDG Architect inc.


John DeBlaay, Past Chair
Dan Vos Construction Company


Bill Hardiman
Michigan State Senator


Adam T. Donovan, Vice Chair
President & GM Rim Guard™

Volunteer Dr. Laura Champion

Dr. Laura Champion
Medical Director, Calvin College


Paul Pennington
The Judson Group


Rick Rusthoven, Treasurer
KSS Enterprises


Steve DePuys
ddm marketing


Amy Thomas-Mellema
Thomas-Mellema Law, P.C.


Molly Klimas, Secretary
APR, Intent Public Relations, LLC


Jason Granger
CEO, Intellisys Capital


Jodi Stanley
Content Consultant

Leadership Team

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Jim Sprague
Chief Executive Officer

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Lori Nelson
Chief Finance Officer

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Becky Buick
Chief Operations Officer

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Natasha Mueller
Education Director

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Beverly Zahl
Client Services Director