Eastern Mennonite University


Ron Copeland

Ron Copeland graduated from James Madison Univerity in 1990 where he studied English and Theater. He owned the Little Grill Restaurant in Harrisonburg, VA from 1992-2003 and then co-founded the Little Grill Collective. He is the founder and director of Our Community Place, a community center in downtown Harrisonburg that welcomes “anyone with a belly button.” Ron graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 2006 with a Masters of Divinity and now pastors Early Church, a part of Virginia Mennonite Conference. Ron and his wife, Melaine, also enjoy parenting their three children, Emmett, Phoebe, and Rose.