Whatever it Takes
Rod & Teresa Koop direct North of Hope. They were deployed from the Missions Dept. of the Foursquare Church to Alaska in 2011, and have since grown to a stand-alone 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization focused on making a difference in Alaska.
North of Hope is a Community Development entity organized for the purpose of inspiring people and organizations to make a difference in the lives of others. We do that by serving all people in Alaska in practical ways through projects that value and preserve culture and heritage. We believe engaging with sensitivity and a servant's heart can make all the difference.
We are committed to local leadership solving local problems. Our best gift is to see the good that is happening and bring whatever support we can to bear until the community says, "Thanks! We'll take it from here."
As childhood sweethearts, Rod & Teresa were married in Seward, Alaska in 1978. They have spent over thirty-eight years serving others in a journey that took them to assignments in Oregon, Washington, Colorado and California. Their return to Alaska in early 2011 fulfilled a lifelong dream of coming home to the state and the people they so love.