About Shepherds College / Our Team

Lori Konopasek

Lori Konopasek, MSW, BSW

Vice President of Student Development/Dean of Students

A Purpose-Driven Life

Have you ever had one of those "God talks" where He tells you exactly what He wants you to do?  One such talk directed me to my career with Shepherds College. I was born with the desire and ability to inspire, encourage and facilitate personal, professional and spiritual growth in others. I love to see others grow and find ways to promote their development. Creativity and fresh ways of looking at things also come easily for me. Shepherds College is the perfect place for me to make a positive impact while fulfilling my purpose and helping others find theirs. I am thankful that God led me here.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

God created every person with particular strengths and personalities designed to glorify Him. What that means in daily life is learning to live and be the person God made you to be. Sometimes that can be challenging because the path isn't always easy. However, I am passionate and believe in the potential of everyone. God doesn't make mistakes.

A Recipe for Growth

I have the opportunity to help students develop their personal purpose and equip them to work together to achieve their goals. As a Dean, I guide students in developing their daily living and job skills, as well as encourage them to seek God. This combination is a wonderful recipe for me to work and fulfill my own dreams and purpose.  The students can't help but get caught up in my enthusiasm. I won't let them miss out on the learning or the life they were designed to lead.

Educational Background

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI
Master's Degree Social Work

Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH
Bachelor's Degree Social Work
Minors: Bible and Psychology