Speaker biography

2013 Inter-collegiate Peace Fellowship Speaker: Sam Hamilton-Poore


Dr. Sam Hamilton-PooreSam Hamilton-Poore is director of the Program in Christian Spirituality and assistant professor of Christian spirituality at the
San Francisco Theological Seminary, and author of Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God's Creation (Upper Room Books, 2009).

An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Sam has served Presbyterian, Lutheran, and U.C.C. congregations in North Carolina, Missouri and Iowa. He is also a spiritual director—a ministry in which one person covenants with another (or others) to discern the movement of God's Spirit in all aspects of life—self, relationships, human systems and structures, the more-than-human creation.

Sam's wife is also a Presbyterian minister, and they are the parents of three children.