Kenneth H. Pohly Bio

Education and Experience
B.A., North Central College (1945)
M.Div., Garrett-Evangelical Seminary (1947)
D.Min., Vanderbilt University (1969) – Dissertation topic: “The Clinical Method in Theological Education”

Post-graduate work at the Urban Theology Unit, Sheffield, England; Andover Newton Theological School; and the Institute of Religion at the Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX.

Prior to serving on United’s faculty, Ken was a pastor in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church (1947-64), and served as Director of Religious Activities at Otterbein College (1964-68).

Member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
Member of the Association for Theological Field Education.
Member of the Board of Editors, Journal of Supervision and Training in Ministry.

Pohly, Kenneth H. “The Distinctiveness of Ministry Supervision.” Journal of Supervision and Training in Ministry 10 (1988):114-130.

Pohly, Kenneth and Luke B. Smith. “The Use of Narrative in Identity Formation: Implications for Supervision.” Spirituality, Ministry and Field Education, vol 5, “Theological Field Education: Key Resources,” ed. Donald Beisswenger, 128-146, n.p.: Association for Theological Field Education, 1986.

Pohly, Kenneth H. Pastoral Supervision. Houston, TX: The Institute of Religion, 1977.

Pohly, Kenneth H. and Marilyn L. Evans. “The Multidisciplinary Nature of Pastoral Supervision: Integrating Supervision, Counseling and Spiritual Direction,” Journal of Supervision and Training in Ministry 18 (1997):55-68.

Pohly, Kenneth H. Transforming the Rough Places: The Ministry of Supervision, 2nd Edition. Franklin, TN: Providence House, 2001.