Shepherds Baptist Ministries Inc / Shepherds College

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Shepherds College is the country's leading three-year post-secondary school for students with intellectual disabilities.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Shepherds College
1805 15th Ave
Union Grove, WI 53182-1597


Phone: 262-878-5620


Organization details

EIN: 390988997

CEO/President: Tracy Terrill

Chairman: Ron Pierre

Board size: 11


Year founded: 1965

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2016


A guiding principle at Shepherds College is that each of us has been "designed by God on purpose and for a purpose." This principle provides direction for the Spiritual Life component of the Shepherds College experience. Students at Shepherds College will have ample opportunity to discover the God that has designed them and investigate the specific purpose He has for their lives.

Each semester, select classes will feature teaching centered on the Bible and its practical application for our everyday lives. Weekly chapel services are also part of the Shepherds College program. In addition, students attend a local church and actively participate in the church community. Students are provided with numerous opportunities to receive counseling based on the Truths of God's Word.

As we attempt to prepare each Shepherds College student for Appropriate Independence, we are committed to providing a setting that will encourage spiritual growth. We believe learning and life should both be centered on Jesus Christ.

Mission statement

Shepherds College exists to educate and train students with intellectual and developmental disabilities by equipping them to reach Appropriate Independence through the development of vocational, social, and life skills while inspiring a lasting awareness of God's plan for their lives.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating185 of 93810 of 112
Fund acquisition rating5 of 9401 of 112
Resource allocation rating607 of 94072 of 112
Asset utilization rating300 of 93826 of 112

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$176,718$131,263$147,206$306,408$320,484
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$705,380$1,128,491$459,422$342,302$524,501
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$8,605,519$9,076,908$8,715,912$9,008,062$9,326,752
Other long-term assets$1,272,541$1,297,191$1,310,788$1,339,561$1,389,853
Total long-term assets$9,878,060$10,374,099$10,026,700$10,347,623$10,716,605
Total assets$10,583,440$11,502,590$10,486,122$10,689,925$11,241,106
Payables and accrued expenses$329,382$359,911$284,046$502,628$660,092
Other current liabilities$254,177$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$583,559$359,911$284,046$502,628$660,092
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,210,415$1,221,324$1,390,777$1,375,079$1,460,426
Total long-term liabilities$2,263,341$4,227,230$3,594,590$3,471,631$3,344,831
Total liabilities$2,846,900$4,587,141$3,878,636$3,974,259$4,004,923
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$7,603,501$6,791,557$6,491,074$6,600,806$7,112,946
With donor restrictions$133,039$123,892$116,412$114,860$123,237
Net assets$7,736,540$6,915,449$6,607,486$6,715,666$7,236,183
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,131,883$2,885,680$2,769,118$2,248,425$1,960,989
Program service revenue$4,241,393$3,875,076$3,625,599$4,523,770$4,265,004
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($33,397)$0($23,427)$0$0
Other revenue$20,865($80,946)($520,214)$0$0
Total other revenue$4,228,861$3,794,130$3,081,958$4,523,770$4,265,004
Total revenue$7,360,744$6,679,810$5,851,076$6,772,195$6,225,993
Program services$5,343,747$5,103,034$4,699,523$5,857,529$6,077,903
Management and general$1,188,652$1,274,683$1,248,958$1,418,249$621,693
Total expenses$6,532,399$6,377,717$5,948,481$7,275,778$6,699,596
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$828,345$302,093($97,405)($503,583)($473,603)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$828,345$302,093($97,405)($503,583)($473,603)


Harold Brian PageVice President$126,069
Tracy TerrillPresident$117,501
Karyn A BoruckiAsst. Treasurer$81,947
Brian CanrightAsst. Secretary$75,061

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/24/2021. To update the information below, please email:


It was 1957 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when parents of a son with intellectual disabilities approached their Sunday school class at Garfield Baptist (Spring Creek Church) and asked a probing question. "Could our class actually do something to help children with intellectual disabilities?" Answering that question would lead to the establishment of a ministry that would go on to have a profound impact on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

In 1964, Shepherds Home and School opened its doors, welcoming 36 children. At that time, little was being done in public education to address the needs of this special population. Shepherds Home and School provided an essential service to these children and their families.

In 2008, Shepherds Ministries returned to its educational roots with the establishment of Shepherds College, a three-year, post-secondary school for individuals with intellectual disabilities. And that's when it all began.

Program accomplishments


Shepherds Foundation is the fundraising arm of Shepherds College. All donations will be processed through Shepherds Foundation and used to benefit our students with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Shepherds College.