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Faculty Profile: Dan Poole

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Dan PooleCoordinator for Ministry Formation and Associate for Institutional Advancement

Office: 765-983-1812




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 teenage son. We enjoy living in our home in Bradford, Ohio 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 in our local nature preserve by the Scenic Stillwater River or walking 18 holes at a golf course near you.


  • 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

Recent Publications:


  • "Ministry Formation: Incarnational Education in Practice" (Wonder and Word) 2011.

Websites of Interest:

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

Jennifer Jensen
(MDiv Connections)

JenniferWhen my husband, parents, and I arrived at Bethany Theological Seminary for my long-awaited visit, I was giddy, to say the least! My whole life led to that moment and that weekend. I could not believe my dream was coming true! From the moment we arrived, we were treated with the utmost respect and hospitality. Not only did the staff and faculty put together an amazing weekend for me, they welcomed my questions, comments, or concerns we had and did it with complete openness which shined through in every person we visited. Everyone had a genuine interest in me, my husband, and my life. I truly felt like each person wanted to help me be sure this is where I was meant to be. I had the opportunity to sit in several classes, which was an absolutely remarkable and enlightening opportunity that only affirmed how excited I am to sit in those classes myself. In addition, I had the opportunity to visit with current students and recent graduates, getting a true sense of how Bethany affects and changes a person's life.