David Wesley Poe
About Our Pastor
David Poe was born in 1968 to the late John & Shirley Poe. He grew up in Bellevue, Kentucky and graduated from Bellevue High School in 1987. He received the Ronald Reagan Leadership Scholarship to attend Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1991 with a B.A. in English, Religion & Philosophy. While attending Eureka College David served as the Student Body President, 1989-1991, the Chapter Treasurer of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, 1988-1991, and the Co-Editor of the student newspaper, The Pegasus, 1989-1990. He met his wife, Teresa Piester, at Eureka College and the couple married in 1990.
David attended the Christian Theological Seminary (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis, Indiana graduating Cum Laude in 1995 with his Masters of Divinity Degree. David was ordained that same year in his home church, St. John's United Church of Christ in Newport, Kentucky by the Southwestern Ohio Northern Kentucky Association of the Ohio Conference of the United Church of Christ.
David was called to become the Pastor and Teacher of St. Peter's Evangelical United Church of Christ in Kewanee, Illinois, and served in that position from 1995 to 2005. David served as the Western Association Moderator of the Illinois Conference from 2003-2005. In addition to David's leadership in the United Church of Christ, he also served as Treasurer of the Kewanee Ministerial Association and volunteered time as a Chaplain for Kewanee Hospital and Kewanee Hospice.
In 2005, David accepted the call to become Pastor and Teacher of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in New Haven, Missouri. He served as Chairperson of the Eastern Association Committee on Ministry of the Missouri Mid-South Conference from 2013-2016. He continues to serve on various committees of the Conference.
David's wife Teresa is a special education teacher at Franklin County R-II. They have four grown children and one grandchild.
In his spare time, David enjoys oil painting in
Plein air and in the studio. You can view more of his paintings at www.davidwesleypoe.com.
Moreau River, Jefferson City, Missouri
9 x 12 Oil on Panel
Abandoned Barn near Treloar, Missouri
9 x 12 Oil on Panel