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About Us

LifeVentures (formerly known as East Wichita Shepherd's Center) was founded in 1989 by a coalition of six churches on the eastern side of Wichita, and the first Adventures in Learning program was offered in September 1990. Since that time, LifeVentures has two sessions of Adventures in Learning per year. Enrollment is approximately 140 people.

LifeVentures offers a variety of learning opportunities and social activities throughout the year. It truly is "your place to keep knowing & growing."

LifeVentures is a member of Shepherd's Centers of America, founded in Kansas City, Missouri by Dr. Elbert Cole in 1972. There are over 50 Shepherd's Centers in 21 states. Six are in Kansas.

Our Vision

To celebrate aging as a time of renewed growth, new horizons, expanding perspectives and service to others.

Our Slogan

Learning, Creating, Sharing.

Our Mission

To provide educational enrichment opportunities for adults in an interfaith environment.

Our Sponsors

  • College Hill United Methodist
  • Congregation Emanu-El
  • East Heights United Methodist
  • First United Methodist
  • Grace Presbyterian
  • Hillside Christian
  • Holy Cross Lutheran
  • Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church
  • Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church
  • Plymouth Congregational
  • St. James Episcopal Church
  • University Congregational
  • University United Methodist
    Woodland Lakes Community

Our Board Members

Max Eberhart
Fred Haag
Carol Beverly
Marge Gilbertson
Madgie Hinners
Wayne Mason
Theresa Reiter
Judy Oliver
Ron Oliver
Bonnie Thompson
Bill Wenzlaff
Skyler Lovelace



Founded in 1989!

4407 E. Douglas - Wichita, KS 67218
Phone: 316.682.0504
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