We are Norm & Debra Copeland, missionaries with New Tribes Mission. Norm grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada and Debra in Southern California. We met at New Tribes Bible Institute in 2001 while in training to become missionaries. We married in 2004 and have been on an incredible journey ever since! God has taken us to California, Québec, Ontario, Guinea and Sénégal as we serve with New Tribes Mission. We served in West Africa from 2009 to 2012 before returning home to Canada.
We are currently serving in the home office of New Tribes Mission of Canada. Norm serves in the Communications Department where he works on the mission’s website and helps manage the mission’s identity online. He also works in the personnel department as he processes applications from new missionary candidates and those interested in serving with NTM on a short term basis. He works with NTM’s representatives across Canada as seek to encourage young people to join us in this exciting task of reaching unreached people groups with the Gospel.
We have two boys, Canaan (2006) and Emmaus (2008) and one little girl, Berea (2013). We love to write posts about them so browse through our site and you’ll soon get to know us! You can also follow us on Twitter (Norm and Deb) or friend us on Facebook.