The Coopers’ service with TWR began in February 1971 and included 22 years on the island of Bonaire and 14 years in Europe (Austria and Slovakia). Their areas of service included tower maintenance, administration, public relations, communications and Central East European ministries.
Since retiring in 2007, the Coopers have lived near Lancaster, Pa., where they are involved in their local church. They also operate two small businesses – driving for Amish neighbors and chocolate-making. Joann sings with Women of Praise, a trio that performs at events in the Lancaster area.