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Life After Retirement

Our Mission - The mission of the Shepherd’s Center of Topeka is
assist and serve seniors. We are committed to helping seniors remain active by offering programs that are educational, social, physical, and spiritual. We provide services that are proven to improve the quality of life of senior adults. Participating in classes, activities and events is essential to building relationships and thriving.  We are an organization operated by members who volunteer their time and talent under the guidance of a director and board.

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2020 Newsletters

Learn more about what we do and join us!

Newsletter Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Newsletter Summer 2020

Summer 2020

Newsletter Spring 2020

Spring 2020

Newsletter Winter 2020

Winter 2020


Shepherd's Center of Topeka is an organization operated by members who volunteer their time and talent and whose efforts are coordinated by the Director. 

You might ask, how much time commitment is there? It just depends on how much time you want to give. Use your talents to help bring programs to our community of aging adults. And, when you volunteer, you are eligible for the annual volunteer banquet.

Please contact us if you want to get involved, and we will help you get connected. We would love to have you join our team of volunteers. 

Karen Willard, Director

Karen is excited to join Shepherd's Center of Topeka as their director on January 1, 2020. She has over 40 years of business experience working in the private sector, as well as, volunteering for several organizations over the past 30 years.  When asked to sum up what she has learned on her journey, Karen responds, “Trust God, never quit learning, keep moving, build relationships, do your best, and never give up hope" this is exactly what we believe at Shepherd's Center.

Shepherd's Center of Topeka Board of Directors and Volunteer Staff

Board of Directors 2020
Mike Stanfill - Chairman
Kathy Harr - Vice Chair
Elaine Shutt - Secretary
Lynn Thompson - Treasurer
Dolan Gassert - Trustee
Carl Nuzman - Trustee
Nancy Burkland - Trustee