Shepherds Baptist Ministries Inc / Shepherds College

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Shepherds College is the nation's leading post-secondary school created with the learning needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in mind.

Throughout the three years at Shepherds College, students will be equipped to reach Appropriate Independence through the development of vocational, social, and life skills. We offer three, immersive occupational majors.

Contact information

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


Phone: 262-878-5620

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 390988997

CEO/President: Tracy Terrill, EdD

Chairman: Ron Pierre and Jessica Braeger

Board size: 11


Ruling year: 2022

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

Because people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have unrealized God-given potential, Shepherds College provides a uniquely designed learning environment for our students to discover and maximize that potential, so they each are empowered to lead a fulfilling life.

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Financial efficiency ratings

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CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating215 of 111018 of 129
Fund acquisition rating19 of 11117 of 129
Resource allocation rating764 of 111191 of 129
Asset utilization rating286 of 111030 of 129

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$484,915$1,364,292$140,130$176,718$131,263
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,218,607$2,111,091$1,224,320$705,380$1,128,491
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,598,992$7,846,181$8,247,298$8,605,519$9,076,908
Other long-term assets$946,704$975,042$1,257,966$1,272,541$1,297,191
Total long-term assets$8,545,696$8,821,223$9,505,264$9,878,060$10,374,099
Total assets$10,764,303$10,932,314$10,729,584$10,583,440$11,502,590
Payables and accrued expenses$761,613$490,785$321,606$329,382$359,911
Other current liabilities$82,767$37,731$111,968$254,177$0
Total current liabilities$844,380$528,516$433,574$583,559$359,911
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$870,136$940,789$997,416$1,210,415$1,221,324
Total long-term liabilities$946,622$1,181,461$1,521,608$2,263,341$4,227,230
Total liabilities$1,791,002$1,709,977$1,955,182$2,846,900$4,587,141
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$8,848,372$9,103,443$8,606,181$7,603,501$6,791,557
With donor restrictions$124,929$118,894$168,221$133,039$123,892
Net assets$8,973,301$9,222,337$8,774,402$7,736,540$6,915,449
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,897,817$2,976,678$3,130,500$3,131,883$2,885,680
Program service revenue$4,657,126$4,464,831$4,252,213$4,241,393$3,875,076
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($2,551)($2,551)$7,021($33,397)$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$20,865($80,946)
Total other revenue$4,654,575$4,462,280$4,259,234$4,228,861$3,794,130
Total revenue$6,552,392$7,438,958$7,389,734$7,360,744$6,679,810
Program services$5,492,429$5,754,705$5,564,678$5,343,747$5,103,034
Management and general$1,372,639$1,059,689$945,626$1,188,652$1,274,683
Total expenses$6,865,068$6,814,394$6,510,304$6,532,399$6,377,717
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($312,676)$624,564$879,430$828,345$302,093
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($312,676)$624,564$879,430$828,345$302,093


Brian CanrightAsst. Secretary (part year), Vice President$111,511
Tracy TerrillPresident$101,889
Karyn A BoruckiAsst. Treasurer$75,660
Bryan TomczakOfficer$61,057

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/29/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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

Quick facts about Shepherds College

199 Graduates

1:8 Staff-to-Student Ratio

$4m Scholarships

80% Gainful Employment Rate


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.