She received her undergraduate education at the University of Connecticut, where she concentrated her studies in the field of Psychology. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree, she went on to earn her Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned the Doctorate of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, where she also served for several years as a visiting Professor and Mentor for doctoral studies.
Reverend Copeland is the founder of Claudette Copeland Ministries, a national empowerment group for women. She continues to be active with women’s groups, cross-denominational churches, and professional ministry groups, both nationally and internationally, seeking justice and joy for women and children.
Reverend Copeland resides in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, the Bishop David M. Copeland.