Dan Poole

Visiting Instructor of Ministry Formation & Director of Educational Technology

Biographical Sketch:

I was born in Indiana and grew up attending the Wabash Church of the Brethren. After serving for 18 years in congregational ministry, first at the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren as Associate Pastor and then at the Covington Church of the Brethren in Southern Ohio for 13 of those years, I was called to serve at Bethany. I have been the Coordinator for Ministry Formation since August of 2008 and Advancement Associate beginning in August of 2009.

My spouse Kelli and I have one adult son, Kevin. We enjoy living on Dan’s grandparent’s farm in Greens Fork, IN and caring for life centered there. I enjoy reading, especially mystery novels and computer periodicals. I also enjoy the opportunity for getting out into nature either walking through the woods on the farm or for eighteen holes at a golf course near you.

Education:

  • Bethany Theological Seminary, MDiv, 1991
  • Manchester College, BS, 1988

Recent Honors:

Courses Recently Taught:

  • F110: Exegeting the Call and Culture of Ministry
  • F200: Ministry Formation Elective
  • F301: Ministry Formation
  • M263: Where Ministry Meets Technology
  • M355: A Place of Refuge: Ministry in an Urban Context (a immersion course)

Recent Publications:

Article:

  • “Pietism’s Influence on Brethren Development.” Brethren Life and Thought, 62, no.1 (Spring 2017) : 80 -93.
  • “Ministry Formation: Incarnational Education in Practice” (Wonder and Word) 2011.

Websites of Interest:

For a complete listing of accomplishments, Curriculum Vitae (coming soon)

Dan Poole