Executive Director Discipleship
Kathy grew up in Minnesota and loves cold weather. She graduated from Crown College in MN with a double-major in Christian Education and Bible, and a minor in Music. While getting her M.A. in Missions and Bible/Theology at Columbia International University in South Carolina, she met Vic, and she says that the smartest thing she ever did was to marry him. Vic and Kathy worked as missionaries in Vienna, Austria with The Navigators for 16 years. Vic’s job as a professor in the School of Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University brought the Copan family to Florida in 2004. The Copans have three adult children: Annaliesa, Andreas and Benji. Since 2006, Kathy has been serving as the Executive Discipleship Director at Community of Hope. When she’s not working, she enjoys cycling, gardening, tennis, and hiking – especially with Vic.