Jonathan Kopke was born in 1951. He was born from above in 1977. All the rest is frippery.
On October 18, 1988, Jonathan Kopke and seven friends pledged "before God and before each other to set our hearts to study the law of the Lord regarding stewardship, and to practice it, and to teach God's statues and ordinances in the church." He has spent the ensuing years trying to come to grips with the often paradoxical nature of what God has said in the Bible about money and possessions.
Kopke's only education is a BS in mathematics from Miami University of Ohio (Motto: "When Miami University was founded, Florida still belonged to Spain"). After five miserable years as a hopelessly hard-boiled high school teacher, he found a job at the University of Cincinnati where he could work with computers and not have to deal with anything animate.
As a pioneer with microcomputers, Kopke became the founding editor of the university's Microcomputer Monitor magazine, where the part of his work that attracted the most attention was an eight-year series of tongue-in-cheek articles about PiranhaCorp -- purveyors of such user-hostile software as PiranhaDate, "The appointment calendar that works like there's no tomorrow." Kopke's more consequential publications have all been in medical and scientific journals, and they deal with such topics as laboratory automation, postural disequilibrium, kidney paired donation, and community intervention for high-risk parents.
Kopke retired after 31 years at the university, but he still works fulltime as a developer of healthcare information systems in a corporation where he is both the president and the janitor. He and his wife live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and they