Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Office: Out in the Field

Twice a year, the Shepherds Field Representatives travel in from all over the country to meet together, learn what’s happening on campus, and pray for and encourage each other.

Since today happens to be the first day of the April field meetings, I thought I should tell you about our reps!

These men and women are the voices and faces of Shepherds for those of you who aren’t near our Union Grove campus. You may have first heard about Shepherds when Al or Don visited your church to introduce your church family to Shepherds College. 

Al Pick
Don Long
Or maybe you saw Dan or John at a disability conference handing out college brochures.

Dan Dark
John Mitchell talking to our residents
You may have invited Donn or Bill to visit your home and show you the Shepherds College video.

Donn Mogford
Bill Stevens

Or you might have received a letter or phone call from Kim to follow up on your inquiry about supporting Shepherds through a planned gift.

Kim Longo with her assistant, Sarah Mays
It’s a big job to represent Shepherds! These people are our cheerleaders, our speakers, our ambassadors, our relationship builders, our Public Relations department and our fund raisers. 

It takes character and plenty of personality to do this job well, and they all have that to spare – they’re passionate, loyal and dedicated. Since they work from remote offices, they need to be responsible, self-starting and highly motivated. 

They also happen to be a group of very friendly, Godly, and warm people that you would feel very comfortable inviting to your home or church for a personal introduction to Shepherds and our ministries to people with intellectual disabilities. Please feel free to call on them any time:

For a church visit in IA, IL, IN, MN, MO, NE or WI
Call Al Pick at 262-878-5620 ext. 2308

For a church visit or home visit in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN or TX
Call Bill Stevens at 904-260-2425

For a home visit in IA, IL, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE or WI
Call Dan Dark at 515-210-2334

For a church visit in AK, CO, MI, OH, UT, WY
Call Don Long at 231-689-5865

For a church visit in AZ, CA, ID, NM, NV, OR, or WA, or a home visit in AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, or WY
Call Donn Mogford at 208-283-5930

For a church visit or home visit in CT, DE, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV
Call John Mitchell at 610-438-2840

And for a home visit in IN and OH, or to discuss Estate and Planned Giving in any state
Call Kim Longo at 937-708-1695
Dan DiDonato, VP of Development (and our boss)

Now, those of you who are very observant might have noticed, as I did, that the great state of Hawaii isn’t on this list. If you live on any of the islands and dearly desire a visit from a Shepherds rep, please call my boss, Dan DiDonato, and request that an unlisted rep named Susan be sent out at once.  I, er...she, will come bearing Shepherds pens and lots of amazing stories about our students to entertain you as you luau and hula together.

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