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Believing in the Mission


“There is no better place suited to provide care to seniors than Bishop Spencer Place, given its affiliation with Saint Luke’s Health System.” - Paula Halsey

Nestled in the heart of Kansas City near the Country Club Plaza, Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place is a distinguished retirement community with easy access to culture, cuisine, and adventure in every direction.

It has been a place for high-quality independent living, compassionate assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, and long-term skilled nursing services for more than 20 years.

In 2016, Bishop Spencer Place became a part of the Saint Luke’s family, offering comprehensive access to the Kansas City area’s best physicians, hospitals, and specialty health care providers. Together, Saint Luke’s and Bishop Spencer Place empower residents to thrive under the leadership of Bishop Spencer Place’s Board of Directors.

Casey Halsey and Tom Kokjer serve on the board of directors and believe in Bishop Spencer Place’s faith-based mission. Casey’s relationship with Bishop Spencer Place began through his employment with JE Dunn, which was the building contractor for the campus.

Casey and his wife, Paula, personally support Bishop Spencer Place because they believe they may one day find it fits their needs.

“There is no better place suited to provide care to seniors than Bishop Spencer Place, given its affiliation with Saint Luke’s Health System,” Paula said.

Tom and his wife, Lora, support Bishop Spencer Place because they consider it a part of a much larger mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Missouri that seeks to serve the community, including their own family—Tom’s mother, Harriet, is a resident.

“I am so proud of the work Tom does for Bishop Spencer Place,” Harriet said.

It truly takes an entire community to make Bishop Spencer Place thrive. From staff and volunteers to residents and donors, we are grateful for individuals such as Casey and Tom, who are committed to the physical, mental, and spiritual health of our seniors, their families, and our community.

Saint Luke's Bishop Spencer Place Mission Statement

Bishop Spencer Place is a faith-based, not-for-profit, life-plan community committed to providing exceptional independent living and senior health services in a resident-focused environment. We enhance the quality of life and daily experiences for seniors and their families by coordinating care and enabling an active lifestyle. We are dedicated to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health of our residents.