WLI Director Darcy Paape Publishes First Book on Mentoring

WLI Director Darcy Paape has published her first book, “Someone to Walk With” as a woman’s guide to Christian mentoring.


We all want someone to walk with through the highs and lows, an authentic friend who will help us stay anchored to things that matter and avoid things that do not. A woman who will support, love, and encourage us, as we do the same for her.

And that mentoring relationship can start today. With you.

Mentoring is an opportunity for women to love one another, to figure out life side by side. It might look different from what it used to: not formal meetings but getting together for coffee when you need to talk. Not one-sided advice but an intergenerational friendship where both parties connect, encourage, listen, and learn.

The conversational exploration offered here looks at the story of Jesus meeting the woman at the well, and other examples from the Bible and real life, to see what that connection looks like. It meets you where you are and helps you move forward to genuine mentoring.

“This book was written to shed light on the importance of authentic relationships in our congregations, My prayer is that the stories give courage to those who to wish to walk alongside others; and yet, delay because they feel unqualified or that life is too busy. The book begins with Jesus and the woman at the well and explains how one conversation changed a life and many others in the process.” –Darcy Paape


See Darcy at her next book signing at the LWML National Convention in Mobile, Alabama this summer.


About the author: Darcy Paape is the executive director of the Women’s Leadership Institute in Mequon, Wisconsin. She works in campus ministry and has served at congregations in youth and family ministry and as a high school teacher. Darcy makes her home in Wisconsin with her husband and daughters. Read more on Darcy’s bio page here.


“Someone to Walk With” can be purchased from the Concordia Publishing House website here.

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Posted on: February 25, 2019, by :

2 thoughts on “WLI Director Darcy Paape Publishes First Book on Mentoring

  1. It was so great to meet you at the national LWML convention. I am so excited that our retreat focus will be Women Walking Together in Faith!
    Praying for God’s Blessings on your family!

    1. Tracie, I am also very excited to be with you at your Women Walking Together in Faith event. I am praying for you all as the days draw nearer! It was so nice to get to meet you all in persona and I cannot wait until February! –Darcy

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