Barry Feaker SpeakingBarry Feaker Speaking [Photo courtesy CJ Online]

When Barry Feaker began working as executive director of the Topeka Rescue Mission on April 21, 1986, the homeless shelter was in a crumbling two-story red brick building a stone’s throw from the north bank of the Kansas River, where about a dozen men would find a meal, a bed and a chapel, but not a lot else.