Who We Are
Northland Shepherd’s Center is a non-profit agency with 501(C)(3) designation. We are funded through grants, individual, and business donations, 60 supporting faith-based organizations, United Way, & fund raising events. We also have an Endowment Fund which will give us financial stability for long term operations and expansion. Our office acts as a clearing house to unite older adults to services and agencies.
Northland Shepherd’s Center (NSC) is celebrating 29 years of providing meaning and purpose for adults (60-plus) in Clay and Platte counties. The Shepherd’s Center concept originated in 1974 in Kansas City, MO, when Rev. Dr. Elbert C. Cole formed a coalition of civic leaders to consider “aging in America.” Rev. Cole saw the mature years as an opportunity for healthy, concerned adults to engage in educational enrichment in their communities. Additionally, active 60-plus adults could volunteer to help the frail older adults. These universal principles – compassion, cooperation, and service to others – became the basis for the first “Shepherd’s Center.” In 1990, five dedicated Kansas City Northland citizens created Shepherd’s Center of the Northland following Dr. Cole’s original concept.
To improve the quality of life for adults (60-plus) helping them thrive in the community and remain in their homes.
NSC Board of Trustees
- Todd Hess, Executive Director
- Terry Tipton, Programs Director
- Melanie Beard, President
- Reta Gaebler, Vice President
- Bonnie Smith, Secretary
- Dr. John Burroughs, Assistant. Secretary
- Nancy Frazee, Treasurer
- Linda Craigie, Asst. Treasurer
Board Members: Dr. Bruce Kauk, Verda Hyland, Jana Longwith, Pat Papenfuhs, Darla Easley, Mark Latshaw
Thank you to our Donors & Sponsors!
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