COPE was founded in 1997. The organization's headquarters is located in Lincoln, IL. The African mission is located in Tapadany, Pokot, Kenya. The purpose of the organization is to provide a Christian education to the children of the Pokot tribe located in Kenya.
The ultimate goal of COPE is to bring each of the Pokot children and adults to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Since 1997, the mission has grown and developed and become a center for the community, teaching Christian beliefs and ethics.
COPE Board Members
Barb O’Donohue – Executive Director, Lincoln, IL
Joan Buckles – President, Lake Fork, IL
Paul Boatman – Vice-President, Lincoln, IL
Leslie Gwozdz – Treasurer, Orlando, FL
Patricia Werths – Secretary, Edwardsville, IL
Jen Causer, Clinton, IL
Vickie Porter, Lincoln, IL
Alia Burton, Clinton, IL
Robert Hoefs, Lincoln, IL
Steve Kottemann, Lincoln, IL
PO Box 60
COPE's USA Location
COPE’s mailing address is Post Office Box 903 in Lincoln, IL 62656. However, there is no actual office. Thanks to computers, internet and telephones, the work for COPE is done in various locations by volunteers. Board meetings are held via conference calls so that Board members can live anywhere and still be active participants.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the Harvest, therefore to send out workers into His harvest field.” - Matthew 9:37-38