The Jack McDowell School for Leadership Development would like to welcome Jim and Sharon Van Yperen as adjunct staff. Jim is the founder and president of Metanoia Ministries, a faith-based, non-profit organization serving throughout the United States, Canada and Europe with the mission to prevent and restore broken places in the church.
Metanoia Ministries provides innovative products and services to diagnose need, reconcile conflict, nurture one another community, and equip spiritual leaders with Christ-like competency and character.
Jim is the author of four books. He has written and published more than 100 articles and produced numerous resources on Christian leadership and biblical community, including:
Chapter 12: Conflict: The Refining Fire of Leadership, Jim Van Yperen, Leaders on Leadership: Wisdom, Advice and the Encouragement on the Art of Leading God’s People, Georg Barna, General Editor (Regal Books, 1997)
Making Peace: A Guide to Overcoming Church Conflict, Jim Van Yperen, (Moody Publishers, 2002)
The Shepherd Leader, Jim Van Yperen, (ChurchSmart Resources, 2003)
Authentic Community: Practicing the One Another Commands, Jim Van Yperen, (ChurchSmart Resources, 2009)
The Good Confession: A Tale of Failure and Forgiveness, Jim Van Yperen, (Wingfold Farm, 2011)
Pathways to Peace: How to Conduct Church Discipline with Grace and Truth, Jim Van Yperen, (ChurchSmart Resources, 2006)
Strategic Leadership Formation: Growing Character and Competence in Spiritual Leaders, Jim Van Yperen (ChurchSmart Resources, 2003) ISBN: 1-889638-41-2
Making Peace, Growing Redemptive Community, Jim Van Yperen, (ChurchSmart Resources, 2001)
The Making Peace Seminar: Growing Redemptive Community in Your Church, Jim Van Yperen, (Metanoia Ministries, 2007)
1978: BA in Communications and Biblical Studies, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL
1980: MA in Missiology, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL
Jim and Sharon have been married for 40 years. They have two adult, married children Nathanael Van Yperen and Sarah Rae Smith, and eight grandchildren. Jim and Sharon live and work out of a studio on a small farm in Washington, New Hampshire.