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

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating109 of 109611 of 130
Fund acquisition rating10 of 10983 of 130
Resource allocation rating475 of 109861 of 130
Asset utilization rating255 of 109629 of 130

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,364,292$140,130$176,718$131,263$147,206
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,111,091$1,224,320$705,380$1,128,491$459,422
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,846,181$8,247,298$8,605,519$9,076,908$8,715,912
Other long-term assets$975,042$1,257,966$1,272,541$1,297,191$1,310,788
Total long-term assets$8,821,223$9,505,264$9,878,060$10,374,099$10,026,700
Total assets$10,932,314$10,729,584$10,583,440$11,502,590$10,486,122
Payables and accrued expenses$490,785$321,606$329,382$359,911$284,046
Other current liabilities$37,731$111,968$254,177$0$0
Total current liabilities$528,516$433,574$583,559$359,911$284,046
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$940,789$997,416$1,210,415$1,221,324$1,390,777
Total long-term liabilities$1,181,461$1,521,608$2,263,341$4,227,230$3,594,590
Total liabilities$1,709,977$1,955,182$2,846,900$4,587,141$3,878,636
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$9,103,443$8,606,181$7,603,501$6,791,557$6,491,074
With donor restrictions$118,894$168,221$133,039$123,892$116,412
Net assets$9,222,337$8,774,402$7,736,540$6,915,449$6,607,486
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,976,678$3,130,500$3,131,883$2,885,680$2,769,118
Program service revenue$4,464,831$4,252,213$4,241,393$3,875,076$3,625,599
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($2,551)$7,021($33,397)$0($23,427)
Other revenue$0$0$20,865($80,946)($520,214)
Total other revenue$4,462,280$4,259,234$4,228,861$3,794,130$3,081,958
Total revenue$7,438,958$7,389,734$7,360,744$6,679,810$5,851,076
Program services$5,754,705$5,564,678$5,343,747$5,103,034$4,699,523
Management and general$1,059,689$945,626$1,188,652$1,274,683$1,248,958
Total expenses$6,814,394$6,510,304$6,532,399$6,377,717$5,948,481
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$624,564$879,430$828,345$302,093($97,405)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$624,564$879,430$828,345$302,093($97,405)


Tracy TerrillPresident$143,731
Harold Brian PageVice President (part year)$105,801
Brian CanrightAsst. Secretary$96,925
Karyn A BoruckiAsst. Treasurer$84,696

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

Response from ministry

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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.