Led by dedicated staff and an involved board of directors, Shepherd Community Center applies management best practices and biblical values to all of our programs and planning.
An ordained minister with a journalism and philanthropy background, Jay has served at Shepherd since 1998. His longstanding connections with the community and vision for a revitalized city inspire Shepherd’s staff and neighbors as well as our civic, institutional, and corporate partners.
Andrew began his career working with at-risk youth and children in Detroit and continued that commitment while getting his Masters of Social Work at the University of Michigan. In 2006, he joined Shepherd’s staff, and has since held several strategic and leadership positions. In addition to his work at Shepherd, Andrew serves on his church board and is active in the community.
A scholar with a passion for poverty alleviation, Tim helped to build Shepherd’s unique 10 Assets format for breaking the cycle of poverty. He provides valuable philosophical and strategic direction for Shepherd’s programs.
With more than 30 years of experience in community development, Phil has a passion for cultivating authentic relationships among people from different ethnic and socio-economic groups. His vision for Shepherd volunteers is mutual transformation—that each person who serves will develop skills and build lasting relationships with our neighbors.
Drawing on more than 30 years in ministry, including denominational leadership and nearly a decade on Shepherd’s Board of Directors, Allen came on staff to more fully develop the Leadership Pipeline. In that role, he oversees fellowship participants and interns as well as some internal staff, and develops partnerships with colleges to give students experiential learning through service at Shepherd.