Randy has served with WISDOM for the past eighteen years. Randy and Catie are now empty nesters with special privileges: getting to lick the beaters yourself, have dessert any night of the week, sleep in until any hour of the day and have pie for breakfast! For the past 29 years near Edson, Randy and Catie have raised and educated their four children, Nathan, Joshua, Esther and Reuben, who are now all flapping their wings.
Nathan, a journeyman carpenter, owns and operates Porcupine Contracting. Joshua runs Kopp Studios as an RCM piano instructor, is a third year Electrical Apprentice and is married with one child. Esther and her husband, Kurt, work as outfitters in northern B.C. Reuben studied Turf Grass Management at Olds College where he met his wife Kacylia. He is currently working for Blackhawk Golf Course near Edmonton.
The Kopps did not pursue high school credits, but encouraged and supported each of their children in their vocational callings and walk with the Lord . What began as a response to what was going on in the public school system soon became a way of life as God opened their eyes and hearts to all He wanted to do in their lives. A Christian home education for each of the children included studying and memorizing the Scriptures, serving others outside the home, developing a host of life skills, pursuing their passions, enjoying healthy outdoor activities and working together to make wise purchases.
The Kopp family advocates the pursuit and stewardship of one’s God-given talents and passions. Randy enjoys hiking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, gardening, golf, traveling and playing board games.