Founded in 1997, the Mapping Center for Evangelism and Church Growth (MCE) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing maps and data related tools that will help churches transform their mission fields through the love of Christ.
Chris Cooper led a team that founded the Mapping Center in 1997 and currently serves as President. Since inception, more than 2,000 churches of all sizes, in many denominations, and in all 50 states have used the Mapping Center to pray for and share the Gospel with millions of homes.
Previously, he was the VP for Development for The I'm Third Foundation that sponsored Christian sports camps for more than 4,000 urban youth from 65 cities throughout America. He also served as the Executive Director of a pro-family organization where he created development and communication strategies used in 35 states. Early in his career, he started a direct response advertising company that he ran for eight years.
Chris grew up in the Chicago area and received a Presidential Appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. In 1969, he transferred to Kansas University and graduated with honors in 1971 with a B.S. degree Business Administration.
Don Hinman is Chair of the Mapping Center's Board of Directors. He currently serves as the SVP, Data Strategy for Epsilon Targeting. Don is often referred to as “Dr. Data” due to his experience and expertise known across the industry for the creation and use of external data in database marketing applications.
He is past Chair of the Direct Marketing Association’s Committee on Ethical Business Practices. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation. He is a frequent speaker for conferences and seminars in the direct marketing, CRM and database marketing industries.
Previously, he was the Executive Vice President and Senior Principal for Allant Professional Services. He has also served as the Group Leader for InfoBase Products at Acxiom Corporation. Don was also the Data Content Group Leader in the Data Division at the Acxiom Corporation.
Istvan Dupai is Lead Developer of the Mapping Center's online tools, including MappingCenter.net and Pray4EveryHome.com. He also currently develops tools for Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) to track international church planting movements.
He has been a web developer for the past 15 years. Previously, he has held positions in the fitness & wellness and telecommunications industries.