Jim Van Yperen

Founder & President of Metanoia Ministries 

   Jim Van Yperen

 Jim Van Yperen

Jim is a recognized authority in church conflict reconciliation, serving hundreds of churches, mission groups, and the marketplace leaders across North America, Europe and Asia. 

Jim is a dynamic speaker and gifted communicator on Christian leadership and biblical community. He has been featured on various radio and television broadcasts, including:  In The Studio  with Michael Card;  Prime Time America,  Open Line with Moody Radio; and the Church Communication Network with Christianity Today. Jim has led hundreds of workshops, seminars and pastor conferences across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Jim is the author of four books,  T he Good Confession:  A Tale of Failure and Forgiveness (Wingfold Farm, 2011)  Authentic Community:  Practicing the One Another Commands (ChurchSmart Resources, 2009),  Making Peace: A Guide to Overcoming Church Conflict (Moody Press 2002) and The Shepherd Leader  (ChurchSmart Resources 2003). He has written and produced numerous resources on Christian leadership and biblical community, including Strategic Leadership Formation  (ChurchSmart Resources 2003), a comprehensive spiritual character formation curriculum and  Pathways to Peace: How to Conduct Church Discipline with Grace and Truth , (ChurchSmart Resources 2006).

Prior to founding Metanoia, Jim spent 18 years leading his own creative communications business serving leaders of national and international non-profit organizations.

Jim graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Biblical Studies, and from the Wheaton Graduate School where he earned a Masters Degree in Cross-Cultural Communications.

Sharon Anderson Van Yperen

Program Director, Ministry Coach

  Sharon Van Yperen

Sharon Van Yperen

Sharon is a skilled listener and spiritual mentor. Her gifts of wisdom, discernment and encouragement provide godly counsel and practical insight to many seeking personal and spiritual growth. Sharon provides stories and application to teaching in seminars and conferences across North America.

Sharon organizes all Metanoia Assessments and Interventions. She coordinates, leads and mentors volunteers who serve on each assessment team. In addition, Sharon oversees the Metanoia Ministries office working with staff, consultants, and volunteers.

Sharon has directed a Christian school and provided special education tutoring and teaching in public schools.

Sharon graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education in 1978.



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And Our Many Volunteers

Metanoia Ministries has trained more than 90 volunteers from across the United States and Canada. Metanoia volunteers serve on Metanoia Assessment and Intervention Teams after completing a comprehensive 32-hour training on the dynamics of church conflict reconciliation.

We also are grateful for any financial support our members and guests may provide. Learn more on how you can make a donation.