Meet Rose of Good Shepherd

Meet Rose of Good Shepherd

Meet Rose of Good Shepherd The first few years of Rose’s life were far from normal. She was placed in the St. Cloud Orphan Home when she was three. Rose had no siblings, so it was nice for her to be placed in a home with four boys, Leonard, Bill, Melvin & Victor. They were best buds. She grew up … Read More

Meet Jack & Donna of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Jack & Donna of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Jack & Donna of Shepherd of Grace. Many people are born with gifts. Jack Knothe was born with the gift of teaching; although he retired some years ago, he still loves to teach today through conversation. It doesn’t take long during a conversation to witness Jack’s love and passion for teaching. Being a voracious reader, he is also a perpetual … Read More

Meet Bob & Lois of Good Shepherd

Meet Bob & Lois of Good Shepherd

Meet Bob and Lois of Good Shepherd.   Bob and Lois are the sweetest couple and their story is one of endearing and enduring love.   Born in Wellpinit, Washington, Bob grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation the third oldest of seven brothers. He acquired the nickname “Chick” and according to his mother, he was named after a wrestler … Read More

Meet Bea of Shepherd of Grace

Bea Pouliot

Meet Bea of Shepherd of Grace Bea was born to Herbert & Florence Brick on May 3, 1929. She’s proud to say she was raised a city girl in Minneapolis. Her father worked as an Auto Mechanic while her mother worked in the home and held some odd jobs. Being the youngest of eight, 4 sisters and 3 brothers, Bea … Read More

Dementia Friends Training

Dementia Friends Training

Good Shepherd has trained twelve tenants and community members at the last Dementia Friends Training on May 18. Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in Minnesota. By helping everyone in a community understand … Read More

Meet Marjorie

Marjorie Johannes

Meet Marjorie. Marjorie was born on May 5, 1919 in St. Cloud. Her father worked for a granite company in St. Cloud. She and her sister and two brothers had to take their turns doing chores around the house before they could go have their fun. Marjorie had two very good friends, Marcy and Irene. They all enjoyed being outside … Read More

Good Shepherd Community Gardens

Good Shepherd Community Gardens

Good Shepherd Community Gardens. Good Shepherd currently maintains 14 community gardens on our Sauk Rapids campus. Each garden is planned, planted and tenderly cared for by our tenants with all the fresh produce being distributed to those who reside on our campus. As we enter planting season, we seek support for the purchase of seeds, plants, and associated items such … Read More

Meet Bernie of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Bernie of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Bernie of Shepherd of Grace   Bernie Kasper is a kind, gentleman who has worked hard his entire life. He was born outside of St. Michael, Minnesota and was raised on his parent’s dairy farm. He was the third oldest of 10 children, five boys and five girls. Bernie learned his strong work ethic at a very young age … Read More

Community Gardens at Good Shepherd

Community Garden at Good Shepherd

Community Gardens at Good Shepherd Community Gardens at Good Shepherd: Anyone who has taken a stroll through a park or relaxed along a sunny river bank can recognize the profound effects that nature has on our bodies and spirits. Simply being outside in the fresh air and sunshine provides a sense of mental clarity and overall well-being. Nonetheless, experts have … Read More