Christopher T. Copeland (he/they), M.Div., J.D., D.Min. is an educator, spiritual director, and founder of Illuminating Paths, a practice of accompanying people on their paths toward greater awareness, compassion, and freedom. Christopher studied at Wake Forest University, Emory University and San Francisco Theological Seminary, earning degrees in mathematics, theology, law and spirituality.
They have been working with the Enneagram for more than 30 years, becoming a Certified Narrative Enneagram Teacher in 2014, joining the Core Faculty in 2020, and serving as Certification Director starting in 2022. With colleague and Certified Narrative Enneagram Teacher Sandra Smith, Christopher founded Heart of the Enneagram, a podcast and companion book for those who want to dive deep into the transformational power of the Enneagram. A native of North Carolina, USA, Christopher lives in Winston-Salem with his husband, Bernie Newton.