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Faculty Profile: Dan Poole

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Dan PooleCoordinator for Ministry Formation and Associate for Institutional Advancement

pooleda@bethanyseminary.edu

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.

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

Recent Publications:

Article:

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

Websites of Interest:

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

Matt Wollam-Berens
(MDiv Connections)

MattIsaiah 55:1-3
"Everyone who thirsts,
come to the water . . .
Why spend your money
for what is not bread,
and your labor for that
which does not satisfy?"

For me, discovering Bethany was like finding a stream of living water in the desert. Jesus walked out of the desert after being baptized by his cousin John and proclaimed, "Reform your lives, the Kingdom of God is here!" And then he called his first disciples. He did not first make them recite a creed, he did not give them dogma, or theology. He simply said, "Follow me."