Asbury Seminary Mourns the Passing of Dr. Christine Pohl
Dr. Christine Pohl passed away in hospice care the morning of June 5, 2023, after battling pancreatic cancer.
Dr. Pohl was beloved Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics at Asbury Theological Seminary. Her special work in the areas of hospitality, community and friendship helped the church rediscover these central practices. Her contributions included her groundbreaking books, “Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition” and “Living into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain Us.” Dr. Pohl also co-authored several books, wrote numerous articles and spoke regularly on the practices of hospitality and community. She retired in the summer of 2018 after 29 years of teaching at Asbury Seminary. She was known personally and professionally as someone who lived her theology by embodying the virtues and hospitality practices that she taught.
Visitation will be held in Estes Chapel this Friday, June 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The funeral service will be immediately following on Friday, June 9, at 1 p.m. in Estes Chapel. The service will also be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person at asbury.to/live.