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religion educator

Thomas George Poole, American Religion educator. Ordained to ministry United Church of Christ, 1983. Israel summer program student B'nai Brith Hillel Federation, 1985; Crozer scholar Crozer Theological Seminary, Rochester, 1988, 91.


Poole, Thomas George was born on June 15, 1952 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Russell Edward and Mildred Mae (Lipsie) Poole.


Bachelor, Roberts Wesleyan College, 1974; Master of Divinity, Colgate Rochester Division School, 1977; Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1984.


Assistant professor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, since 1986; director religious affairs, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, since 1986. Board directors United Church Christ, Pennsylvania Center Conference, 1985-1988. Chairman theological commission, 1985-1988, delegate General Synod, 1989-1991.

President Northern Association, United Ch.Christ, State College, Pennsylvania, 1989-1991.


  • Ordained to ministry United Church of Christ, 1983.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Black Families, 1990. Contributors articles and reviews to relious publications.


Secretary Forum on Black Affairs, State College, Pennsylvania, since 1984. Consultant ethics committee Centre Community Hospital, State College, since 1984. Board directors United Campus Ministry, State College, since 1989.

Member American Academy Religion, Society Christian Ethics, Association College and University Religious Affairs (executive committee since 1986), American College Personnel Association.


Married Anne Katherine Ard, June 14, 1986. 1 child, Katherine Lacy.

Russell Edward Poole

Mildred Mae (Lipsie) Poole

Anne Katherine Ard

Katherine Lacy Poole