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Collection 635 Oral History Interviews with Theodore W. Mole

Identifier: CN 635

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Mole, a missionary and church planter with CB International and Interact Ministries in the Ukraine and Siberia. Topics covered in the interview include the development of his faith in college, involvement with InterVarsity; work as an engineer with DuPont; study at Denver Theological Seminary; churching planting among Russian immigrants in Denver; teaching missions at Donetsk Christian University in Ukraine; Svet Evanglia, a Ukrainian mission agency; working in Siberia as a church planter and counselor among the Sakha (Caxa) people and among the nomadic Eveni people. The time period covered by the interview was 1962-2002.

Theodore Mole was interviewed by Bob Shuster on November 17 and 21, 2007, and January 11, 2008, in the offices of the Billy Graham Center Archives.


  • 2007-2008


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the sound recordings in this collection is held by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

Full name: Theodore Wyatt Mole

Birth: November 3, 1962, in Waukegan, Illinois


Parents: Gerald and Inez Birdwell Mole

Siblings: Three

Marital Status: Married Katherine A. Burkman on June 11, 1988, in Wilmington, Delaware

Children: Katherine Anne, Matthew, Andrew Nathanael

Ordination: July 1994 by Rocky Mountain Conservative Baptist Churches


1980-1985 - University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering.

1989-1984 - Denver Seminary, Colorado. Graduated with a MDiv in Intercultural Studies.

1996-2000 - Donetsk State University, Donetsk, Ukraine. Awarded Language Certificate in Russian as a Second Language.

2007-2009 - Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. Graduated with a MA in Clinical Psychology.


1985-1996 - Engineer (Consulting, Quality Control, Research and Development, Customer Service), El DuPont de Nemours Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware

1994-2001 - Leadership Development and Evangelism Missionary with CB International of Englewood, Colorado. The Moles were based in Donetsk, Ukraine, where he was instructor of cross-cultural ministries at Donetsk Christian University. Also assisted in planting a church.

2002-? - Seconded to InterAct Ministries of Boring, Oregon. Church planter and leadership trainer in Namtsi, in the Sakha Republic in Siberia, part of the Russian Federation. He worked among the Yakut (also called the Sakha or Caxa) people and among the nomadic Eveni (or Evenks) people; also did counseling for Sakha people in Siberia and for InterAct missionaries.


3 Sound Recordings

291 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by Theodore W. Mole in November 2007 and January 2008.

Accession: 07-69, 07-71, 08-1

May 1, 2020

Bob Shuster

Collection 635 Oral History Interviews with Theodore W. Mole
Bob Shuster
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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