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November 10, 2015

Thanks to Dale

Last Monday, the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Des Moines kicked off a project with its local St. Louis banking partners and Habitat for Humanity to build a home in University City.  As the Chair of the Board for FHLB Des Moines, our very own Dale Oberkfell saw this […]

November 10, 2015

Outstanding Work Makes Good Shepherd Special

Each year, the Cardinal Rigali Service Award is given by the Archdiocese to recognize a group of long-term employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese for outstanding work and contributions to their respective ministries. For the second year in a row, a Good Shepherd employee was among the recipients. Denise Ward […]

November 10, 2015

An Unexpected Blessing

The Foster Care staff of Good Shepherd helped Martin* succeed in finding a permanent home after a try-try-again effort. The result carries with it a real unexpected blessing.

November 9, 2015

Morry & Makena

Today’s message is about fundraising, something we will be talking much more about as a key function of any non-profit Board.  Fundraising can be scary, in part because we often get stuck in the idea that fundraising is limited to “hitting up” our friends and family (or worse, perfect strangers) […]