KIPCOR was founded in 1985 and is one of the oldest regional peace institutes in the United States. The Institute offers an array of resources for education in conflict resolution and peacebuilding, as well as an extensive networking system for consulting and intervention.


Gary Flory

KIPCOR Director

Sharon Kniss

Director of Education and Training

Dan Wassink

Director of the Community Mediation Center, Senior Mediator and Trainer

Doug Lengel

KIPCOR Office Manager

Affiliated Personnel

Leslie Frye

Volunteer Coordinator, McPherson County Small Claims Mediation Project

Ted Mueller

Data Management Volunteer, Community Mediation Center

Dorothy Nickel Friesen

Senior Associate for Congregational Ministries

Glenna Premer

President, Mediation Resource Center

Barbara Schmidt

Senior Associate, Community Mediation Center

Kerry Wedel

Senior Associate for Public and Environmental Policy

Robert Yutzy

Senior Associate, Congregational Ministries

Kirsten Zerger

Senior Associate for Mediation, Facilitation, and Training

Education and Training Community Mediation Center Great Plains Consensus Council Congregational Health