Board of Directors
After graduating from seminary in 1984, Rich Poll worked for 10 years at the Christian Research Institute in California as the Research Resource Manager where he wrote a semi-weekly research bulletin for staff called the FYI. He founded Apologia in 1995 and began publishing Apologia Report in 1997. Rich received his Master of Divinity degree from the International School of Theology, San Bernardino, California. He also has a Masters in Library Science from the University of Denver majoring in Archival Management as well as a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing from Western Michigan University. Rich worked as an engineer for three years prior to starting his seminary education.
Pamela Poll graduated from Western Michigan University with a BFA degree in graphic design. She was Art Director of the Christian Research Journal published by the Christian Research Institute from 1986 to 1998. Pam's work on the Journal won several top EPA (Evangelical Press Association) awards. She is a freelance graphic designer with a focus on designing book covers and book interiors for publishers. She has received several ADDY awards for her design. Pam is also a fine artist painting in pastel (www.pamelapollpaintings.com). Her work for Apologia includes both print and web design.
Since 1989 Jane Huckaby has served in Christian nonprofits. After her career with IBM in Atlanta, she moved to Southern California as the Vice President of Operations at the Christian Research Institute (CRI) from 1989-1995. She oversaw the radio outreach of The Bible Answer Man and managed CRI's administrative and listener support operations. The she served until 2013 as Vice President of Programs Open Doors USA, an organization that ministers to the persecuted church, overseeing involvement opportunities for strategic donors. She now works in Denver, CO with Samaritan's Purse, a non-denomenational international relief organization.
Alan Scholes is Associate Director of the International School Project (a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ). For 35 years he has lectured throughout the U.S. as well as Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the former Soviet Union. He has been on the staff of CCC since 1969. Alan has earned three Masters degrees and a Doctor of Philosophy from Claremont School of Theology in California. For 22 years he served on the faculty of the International School of Theology and as adjunct faculty at several evangelical seminaries. He has published more than 30 articles and three books.
Paul Carden is the Executive Director of the Centers for Apologetics Research (CFAR), a network of evangelical countercult agencies serving eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Latin America, and Africa. From 1989 to 1995 he served as Director of International Outreach for the Christian Research Institute (CRI) and as co-host of its nationally syndicated radio program, The Bible Answer Man. As a member of CRI's research staff, Paul was also a senior editor for the Christian Research Journal and Christian Research Newsletter. From 1983 to 1989 he was the founding president of the Instituto Cristão de Pesquisas, an apologetics ministry based in São Paulo, Brazil. In addition to his responsibilities with CFAR, Paul is series editor on apologetics and comparative religions for Rose Publishing. Paul lives with his family in San Juan Capistrano, California and is fluent in Portuguese.