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Meet Jason Coplen
Jason Coplen is the Associate Pastor at Crosspointe Christian Church in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, a suburb of Detroit. After seven years as the youth pastor at Crosspointe, Jason now offers oversight to the Children’s and Student Ministries and is a part of the preaching team. Jason first experienced TLC as a youth pastor seven summers ago. He has been bringing students to TLC each summer and appreciates the impact the conference has had on Crosspointe Christian Church. He is excited to experience TLC from another perspective this summer and is looking forward to what God will do.
He has been married for 11 years to Becky and they have three wonderful children, Jack (7), Claire (5) and Max (2). Jason is a fan of all Detroit sports—especially Detroit Tigers Baseball. He enjoys coaching his son's basketball team: the Badgers. When he has free time, he likes to play basketball, read, and watch the television show "Duck Dynasty." He also enjoys eating pizza and looking out for Chic-Fil-A restaurants during his family's vacations.
This past summer was my first experience with TLC. Despite hearing about the conference from friends at BBC, I really didn’t know what to expect. I enjoyed counseling at TLC for several reasons. The first is that I was able to spend a lot of time getting to know the students with whom I was working. One of the major emphases for counselors at TLC is to have meaningful conversations with the students. I had several opportunities to have significant conversations...read more
Although TLC is programmed to specifically reach high school students, I believe God worked in my life as a counselor just as much as He did in the lives of the students. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to take part in building relationships with my girls as they shared what issues and struggles they were going through. Some of the most encouraging and ...read more