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Darcy Paape

Darcy Paape, executive director of the Women’s Leadership Institute in Mequon, Wisconsin, works in campus ministry and has served at congregations in youth and family ministry and as a high school teacher. She makes her home in Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters.

Recent Posts by Darcy Paape

How to Mentor When You Both Have Baggage

The flight is canceled? Of course it had to be the one time I decided to bring the exhibiting and marketing materials in my luggage. Two large suitcases and one very heavy carry-on. I would be saving money by not shipping the materials, and it wouldn’t be so bad traveling with three bags. I could just check two of them at the gate. It was a great plan, until I found out my flight scheduled to leave at 9 a.m. was now leaving at 5 p.m.

Don’t Use These Excuses Not to Mentor Someone

Modern-day mentoring is all about meaningful connections. It does not have to be a program, a professional pursuit, or a formalized five-step process. Instead, it can be as simple as investing time for conversation, letting your guard down, and feeling safe enough to be honest with one another. It is not complicated. It’s real.