Jim Sheppard is CEO & Principal of Generis, a consulting firm passionate about helping churches inspire and cultivate generosity through giving development, coaching and strategy.
After college, Jim passed the CPA exam and pursued a career as a financial executive. Through a corporate buyout and a series of providentially inspired events, Jim moved from the corporate world to giving development for churches and ministry organizations. He has devoted his life to coaching pastors, understands the financial challenges that churches face today, and advocates for spiritually motivated stewardship. Jim is a frequent writer and speaker on generosity and ministry funding. Jim is co-author of Contagious Generosity: Creating A Culture Of Giving In Your Church. He is actively involved in Perimeter Church, where he serves as an elder and provides guidance to the Generosity Ministry Team. Jim and his wife, Nancy, live in the Atlanta area and have two daughters.